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Friday, May 10, 2013

Playing in Paradise Friday Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!  

We are starting a new challenge format at Playing in Paradise this week.  On the 2nd Friday of each month we will be featuring a "Sketch" challenge.  This week's sketch has been designed by Pam and she has given you several options to choose from. You will be given until noon on Thursday, May 31st to complete this challenge.  Further rules can be found by "clicking" here.

PPC Friday Sketch #1  Single Layout
                              PPSC #1 DOUBLE LO
Double Layout  

I am presently working on an "off the page" challenge and I chose to use the card sketch.  I used the sketch to make a cover for my project.

I added different kinds of texture by: using a Crafter's workshop template and painting a gesso pattern over this beautiful paper from the Prima "Art Journal Pad", making a burlap mat, distressing, and using twigs and lace as embellishments.  

I added a mat cut from an 8x8" package of Secret Garden paper, a little bit of sparkle, and I was done.

Do drop by Playing in Paradise and give this challenge a try!  As always, there will be a wonderful prize and an opportunity to guest design with us if you should be the lucky winner.  You can use whatever supplies you have on hand.  The main requirement is that you use a new project that has been designed for this particular challenge.  Previously published or posted projects will be looked at as inspiration, but will not be eligible for the prize package.

Hope you all enjoy the lovely weekend that is coming up!


Supplies used that are available at Scrapbooker's Paradise:
Prima Art Journal Pad
Crafter's Workshop "Layered Beads" template
Ingvild Bohm Rasp Tool for distressing
Secret Garden 8x8" Paper Pad
"Cinnamon" Ranger Stickles Glitter

Supplies from my stash:
The little charm is Prima Fairy Rhymes Vintage Trinkets
Lifetime Canvas Alphabet Stickers
Prima fabric flowers:  Merci collection
Bo Bunny C'Est La Vie dimensional stickers


  1. Thank You Linda, stunning work of art. Keep smiling and creating

  2. Ooh, I'm excited about this new challenge. I love that there are different sketch options.

    Your project is great! I love how you used real twigs. They go perfectly with the Secret Garden paper that you used.

  3. A gorgeous cover Linda! I am un love with this G45 line, it is so stunning. Beautiful embellishments and texture; I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your project.

    Hugs, Dawn

  4. Such fabulous texture, Linda! I love those letters and the perfectly shabby burlap :)