Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Some Odd Girl Take Two

I wanted to try the Some Odd Girl Sketch the right way round, so I flipped Shy Fairy vertically and went in search of some new inspiration. First I found 4 Crafty Chicks inspiration photo and immediately thought of Mel Stampz tutorial on making your own patterned paper. I dropped the colours into her chevron overlay and set about choosing matching Promarkers. The Patterned paper is very busy and I wasn't sure what I could use with it to keep to the sketch, until I remembered A Blog Named Hero challenged us to use vellum, which I embossed with the HA/Sizzix Dot Swirl. Then with Shy Fairy masked I white embossed a swirling sky using Hero Arts Magical Background coloured with distress inks. Next my Paper Smooches sentiment on the banner and I set about making my embellishments: 1. Diecut glittered letters for the birthday girl's name, 2. White embossed swirly star with her age and 3. Sequins (less making for these and more finding them in my big mixed bag).

Some Odd Girl August Sketch Challenge
4 Crafty Chicks 4CCC#156: Inspiration Week
A Blog Named Hero Challenge #30: Victorious Vellum
Passion for Promarkers Week 213: Recipe- 3 papers [Chevron, black, vellum], 1 image [Shy Fairy], 1 sentiment [Happy Birthday], 3 embellishments [name, star, 3 sequins as above]

Stamps: Some Odd Girl Shy Fairy, Hero Arts Swirl Christmas, Magical Background, Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s, Quinn's ABCs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Stormy Sky, Tsukineko Versamark
Dies & Punches etc: Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs Lawn Cuts, Corner Punch, Hero Arts Sizzix Dot Swirl embossing folder
Paper: White & black card from stash, Vellum, Mel Stampz Chevron Overlay
Highlights: Glossy accents, Stickles, white gel pen, white embossing powder, sequins
Colouring: Promarkers, Flexmarkers 
Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.


  1. I love the pattern paper you made. It is simply fabulous! The image and layout is awesome. Glad we could help inspire you at 4 Crafty Chicks. Thanks for sharing your creativeness with us. Thanks for playing.

  2. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

    Leanne DT 4CC!

  3. Lovely sweet card in great colours. Fabby design too. Thanks for playing with us over at PFP this week.
    Love n hugs

  4. That pattern paper you made totally rocks!!! :) Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for my inspiration challenge!!

  5. Wow!!! I love these colors!! This is so gorgeous!! Thanks for joining the SOG challenge!

  6. oh wowzers! I love it!!
    Thank you so much for sharing her with us over on the PFP challenge blog
    hugs Lou x

  7. wow so stunning.really fabulous colours and design and i love the gorgeous image.
    thanks for joining in my recipe challenge this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Love the embossing on this and great design!


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