Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Scrap Africa Guest Designer - July 1st Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I was very excited to have been invited by the lovely Denise van Deventer to be this month's Guest Designer for Scrap Africa Challenge Site.

The challenge for the 1st of the month  is to use this beautiful sketch designed by Denise.
You can create a card, tag, layout, an altered project, journal pages or even a digital project! You can create whatever you like!   Click on the link HERE to take you to the Scrap Africa blog site and be inspired by all the gorgeous creations from the Design Team and Guest Artists.

You can also find a  link at the bottom of the post to add your challenge creation.

You have until 14 July to upload your projects.

Here is my take on the sketch..  I decided to flip the sketch once to the right,

Oh So Pretty
I really enjoyed creating with this sketch and pretty much stayed true to it other than flipping it once to the right, as it was so pretty, but you can interpret the sketch any way you like.
I created the background  by starting with a couple of mists, then stenciling with Viva Inca Gold metallic mediums and for a little more texture, some microbeads.
The pretty chipboard flourish from Imaginarium Designs was altered with aged embossing powders from Stampendous.  They create a lovely depth with their multi-toned colours.
Materials Used:  Prima, Ruby Rock It and Donna Salazar pp's, Prima Mask, Heidi Swapp glitter stickers, Imaginarium chipboard, KaiserMist, Lindy's Stamp Gang Mists, Stampendous aged embossing powders, lace, jute twine,  buttons, microbeads, Girls Paperie Alpha stickers

Thanks so much for stopping by :)


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Cathy! I love the blue colours and love the flowers too! Your DD is certainly a stunner!

  2. This really is gorgeous! Love the bit of glitter in there, too...those blues....YUM!!!

  3. Oh my, this is so beautiful! I just adore all the glitter, flowers and lace.

  4. Totally gorgeous work! Love love it!

  5. Such a stunning and gorgeous page Cathy! ;-) It's really so beautiful and those blooms are just amazing! Thanks so much for Guest designing for us at Scrap Africa...I really do appreciate it! xx

  6. Stunning layout, Cathy. It is so great to have you guest designing for us at Scrap Africa.