Tuesday, 8 April 2014

CKCB Sketch Challenge

It's such a joy to be the Guest Designer on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog this month.
I'm loving the way Bethany has thrown the rules out of the window (just for April, I hasten to add!) my Indolence Blues kit is really working to the max.
This is the sketch that I chose for the sketch challenge that's replacing the "Hey I Can Make That" tutorial this month.

It's a sketch by Maska that I found on Pinterest (I spend waay too much time on Pinterest!) and fell in love with.
Keeping with the Indolence Blues theme I chose 4 photographs taken as we wandered around Kos Town last September.
A jaunty colourful day tripper boat ready to whisk you off to Turkey.
The sunken Botanical gardens of a ancient, ruined Roman villa.
Pleasure boats in Kos harbour.
An archetypal whitewashed Greek church with a red roof.

Delving into my kit I picked a fancypantsdesign patterned paper called "Baubles" and since it's not Christmas I flipped it over to the other side for the coordinating stripe.

I had a piece of the Maggie Holmes "Happy Day" dotty patterned paper leftover from my first LO which I thought would go well with the stripes, added some tags from my stash and made two others from stash off cuts.
I inked some circles in chalkboard white and black, did some stamping and added a Martha Stewart punched butterfly. My favourite punch!

The little chevrons, flower and title "Lovely" are from a Dear Lizzy kit that I've had a while, obviously they've been waiting for the right sketch to come along, and voila!

Click here to go to the CKCB and visit the Design Team blogs for more inspirational sketches.
Thanks for visiting and come back again soon.


  1. Great sketch and LOVE your interpretation of it. That blue strip is a brilliant background pattern. I've pinned your page for a scraplift sometime, hope you don't mind! xxx

  2. what a gorgeous sketch and a really wonderful interpretation. the filmstrip of photos against that tag background really works so well. Love it.

  3. gorgeous layout, great layering

  4. Oh I do love that sketch Maggie I will be pinching that and its a fab layout, love all your tags

  5. Another wonderful LO. I'm loving this sketch challenge instead of the forgers.. I do love a good sketch and you've done an amazing interpretation of this one here.

  6. Super cute layout, just love all those tags for the background too

  7. Amazingly creative take on the sketch. You have the most incredible eye for all the layering & bits & bobs, and stamping...

  8. Oh it's a lovely sketch I was looking at it whilst sat at my desk last night, might play later and see what I can do!

  9. I'm always in awe of people who can use sketches and adapt them so well to their style and their supplies - nice work!