This week's challenge was another sketch. You can see the actual sketch layout over on the Woodware Blog. My version has changed the layout of the background slightly. It didn't help that the main panel should have been the other way up!! .... but still I was really pleased with the outcome.
I like this set as it's a complete change from all the other images that are popular at the moment. There are nice elements to play with to create borders and backgrounds.
FRCL158 African Holiday is the name of the set I have used.
The gated card meant that I cut through the middle of the background panel before sticking the sections on the card. I'm always into square cards but at the moment it's gated square cards.
I've chosen quite a bright colour scheme that reflects the beautiful african textiles you see in programs about Africa. These are also colours found in the African national flags.
I've stamped using the Brilliance Coffee Bean inkpad. I started off on white card and used a black inkpad and the effect was just not in keeping with the African theme.
It's not easy to see but I have used my clear Sakura glaze pen to highlight some of the colouring.
I used a green Sakura Identi pen to colour over some gold 3mm Metals.
I opted for raffia instead of ribbon again to keep to the African theme
If you enjoyed my take on this week's sketch why not pop over to the Woodware blog to see other versions of the sketch.