Friday, January 9, 2015

Sketch-y Friday at Scrapmuch? - (Wo)Mans Best Friend

Hi there, it is definitely Friday which means it's time for a beautiful new Sketch, and a wee bit of inspiration over on the Scrapmuch? blog.

Team B is up so time for me to get myself in gear.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with this page, maybe because it has pictures of my favourite furry guy on there!

(Wo)Man's Best Friend.



On our camping adventure last Summer, we happened upon a steam train so we took a little excursion seen as doggies were allowed.  Charlie of course spent most of his time with his head out of the carriage window.

Much fun!

Maybe we should all take a hint from our four legged friends.......enjoy life's simple pleasures!

Here is this weeks super Sketch:


So for my interpretation I changed up the vertical panel a little by using a sort of square patchwork instead.


If you really want the look of stitching on your page but really can't be bothered to either crank up the sewing machine or tackle things by hand (like a certain person!)I have a little tip for ya.

Distress the edges a little of whatever you're intending (not!) to sew, then actually pierce the sew lines before doodling a faux stitch with whatever colour you like.  It definitely takes a little more time than just regular faux stitching, but also not as long as the real deal.

The outcome is far more realistic and it's not quite so obvious that you've cheated (even though you have technically cheated!).

I love this background paper - perfect for anything really, so I had to go and mess it up a little with some random splatters from a bottle of white Mister Huey's.


You might also notice some of my faves on there......wood, metal, my homemade enamel dots (melted Hama beads)and of course layers.

I randomly punched a couple of half circles into one border strip which made the perfect slot for another fave - a little flair!


Papers are from MME Now and Then.

Well that's all from me but we'd love for you to play along with this weeks Sketch - just link up over on the Scrapmuch? blog and you could be in with a chance of winning!

Have a great weekend, keep warm and I'll see you next week,
Jayne.x.

8 comments:

Tracey

Love your patchwork!! THis is such a great page Jayne! The colours are fabulous!

JanR

Aw, sweet! Never would have know that was faux stitching if you hadn't said. So cool!

Laureen

Beautiful layout! Love your quilt looking patchwork strips! This makes your layout unique! Oh my your dog! Charlie! He has grown so much! I remember when he was so little in the picture! Great embellies to your layout! Great take on the sketch!

Tiiu

*love* the patchwork feature on your page! Gives the page a really fun look and feel. Love the little cutout for the flair too. :) Great layout!

Rebecca Daly

beautiful, love the stitching, great paper choices

sitscrapandrelax

Awesome layout!! And I love the title!

Laura

Amazing Jayne, love the page and the tip! You should share it at ScrapMuch?!

Sandy Ross

Love your faux stitching...I would never have known it wasn't real! Fabulous papers! Love the title too!

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