Friday, 14 September 2018

Ink & Share Scrapbook Hop: Sketch Challenge...


 
Hello and thank you for joining me today for what is my first ever Scrapbook Blog Hop.  I have been stalking the Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop since it was set up!  I have been a scrapbooker for many years but rarely get a chance to actually sit down and do some, I am hoping this will be the start of many more.
 
This Blog Hop is a collaboration of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world, coming together to share their love of Stampin' Up! and scrapbooking.
 
The theme set was a sketch.  I love working from sketches as they can inspire you when your mojo has disappeared and although I rarely follow sketches to the letter (as you will see), they inspire me to make the start.
 
Here is the sketch...
 
 
I instantly fell in love with this sketch and knew exactly what pictures I wanted to use.
 
Around 18 months ago we commissioned an artist to paint a portrait of our two puppies.  I had seen some amazing work by this artist and as I do not have an artistic bone in my body, asked her to draw a portrait of our pups.  What I didn't realise at the time was that she would send me work in progress pictures.  Straightaway I knew they had to appear in a scrapbook page.  So please meet Jeffrey and Betty.
 
 
This picture shows the completed work and here are the work in progress pictures across a double page layout!
 
 
And a closer look...
 


 

 
As you can see, I have only used one layer of circles at the bottom of my page as it balanced my page slightly better and I have also offset the circles where the sketch shows them in the middle.  I have used the amazing Joyous Noel DSP which features in the new Autumn/Winter Catalogue and to prove it isn't 'just for Christmas!'.  The colours are stunning and I thought they complimented the colouring in the pups really well.
 
Thank you for dropping by and I hope you have enjoyed my pages, I will now pass you on to Rebecca.
 
Happy Scrappin!
 
Jo
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https://rebecca-jounwin.blogspot.com/2018/09/ink-share-scrapbooking-blog-hop.html

 
 
September Roll Call
Jo Blackman - you are here
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
 
 

8 comments:

  1. Great job and a fantastic colour combo

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  2. Love your page Jo! The artwork of the dogs in amazing. Thank you for participating in this month's hop.

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  3. Love that you used your fur babies as inspiration. Love the colours used too

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  4. Gorgeous pooches, lovely interpretation for sketch.

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  5. I am always a big softie when it comes to pictures of pups :-) great way to showcase the skill of the artist and your skill as a paper crafter

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