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Tuesday, October 4, 2011


This week’s sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on he side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
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Valentine Collection Stamps Set
4 – 12x12 Sheets of Kaisercraft Valentine Paper Collection
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Due to circumstances beyond my control, there will be no monthly sponsor for Oct.
Thank you for understanding.
Here is this week's Sketch and my creation:

My image is from Allure D"Amour and I edited it to change the color. It was then printed onto a DP I made myself by scanning some vintage paper. Instead of colouring it, I highlighted it with a white gel pen only, and added some shadows to behind the figures to make them stand out a little more. The stitching is roll on faux stitching from Fabscraps, and the vintage DP is from an ll in one pack from the thrift store. With some careful chalking I got it to look similar in colour to the DP I made. The flourishes were from a RAK a received a very long time ago, and the roses are from my stash.

Thanks for looking, and if you would like to be in the running for one those fabulous prizes, you really need to enter your creation at the Challenge blog./

luv n huggz
Durban, South Africa


  1. totally stunning! I love your vintage, distressed feel!!!

  2. This is so beautiful. The couple looks wonderful against the backdrop of old newspaper print. The coloring is so pretty. I love the stitching and the flowers and flourishes too!


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