Monday, January 6, 2014

1964 - a sketch

Those of you who know me better, would be surprised to see me using a sketch... Indeed, I don't do it - partly because I learned to trust my intuition - and the second reason is that I simply can't follow them: at some point of my creative process I forget there was a sketch somewhere on the way...
Skissedilla Sketches are a different story though - they are simple enough to make me feel comfortable and let my creativity flow.
That's why I was happy to be invited as a Selected Scrapper for January 2014 and you can join in the fun, too! There's a delicious prize sponsored by Mixed Media Place - my favourite project kit. :) But the best part of this challenge is the creative freedom so don't hesitate and come play with us!


I used one of my family photos (this is one of my uncles) for this layout. For more details and technique you can visit Sizzix blog. I had huge fun incorporating all sorts of ephemera and metal elements like some wire for example.
I also used a lot of Archival Inks, some tea (obviously ;) ), a little bit of Primary Elements Artist Pigments, pencil, my Mechanicals embellishments and 9th Wave papers.

and some details:
 

I hope you like my uncle. :)
Don't forget to join in our fun on Skissedilla sketch challenge and wish me bon voyage - I'm off to my CHA adventure again! :)
Hugs,


13 comments:

Lynne J said...

this is beautiful-I feel the same way about most sketches; they tend to limit creativity rather than inspiring it and I'm always disappointed to see how many challenges involve them....you rocked this one though! :)

Jadwiga Kluczyńska said...

Uwielbiam Twoje dzieła... Nie naczytam się, bowiem dzieli mnie bariera językowa- chciałoby się powiedzieć: "w moich czasach oprócz rosyjskiego...)
Pozdrawiam cieplutko

Krisha said...

Super GREAT LO! I went and checked out the challenge, and even join that blog. Maybe it can kick start me back into scrapbooking........I'm so far behind.
Have a great time at CHA!
(I'm soooo green right now LOL)

butterfly said...

Wonderful photo of your uncle, and a glorious layout.

Hope you have the most amazing time at CHA!
Alison x

bcap61 said...

As usual, you've come through again! And yes, I had a feeling he was a relative. He looks like one of my Russian uncles.

Lizzy Hill said...

LOOOVE your page, & you are so right about Skiss sketches! I haven't played for a while....& AWESOME prize too [winks!!]:):)

Dziwolonk said...

Your uncle is just awesome! ;) Have fun on CHA, we're waiting for photo relation! :)

Aurelie said...

OMG! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! You are such an inspiration!!

Amante del Papel said...

love this amazing job!

Carla Silva said...

awesome layout! Have a great time at CHA!!

M Cottonara said...

piękne wykorzystanie zebranych materiałów. pozdrawiam. M

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this LO of you Uncle! The gears, the colors, the design are Fantastic, Finn!

Annie Claxton said...

Fabulous, beautiful page - I pinned it for later inspiration, hope that's ok? :o)