I used the following evidence:
Stars - I used stars in the form of punched vellum and then stitched into a chain, a left over felt star from Creative Imagination Station, and some left over bling sticker stars from Paper Studio.
Something translucent - I spritzed just about every sheet of paper w/ Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I also used a circle of self stick glitter paper, which I learned is opaque/translucent.
Wet Medium - smears of white gesso
Something grainy - smears of "Sand Effects" in sand gold. I also dropped seed pearls into the wet gesso, and the glitter paper has a gritty texture.
Textured paper - I created texture by coating a piece of Basic Grey with crackle medium. I brushed it on one direction and allowed to dry. Then I brushed it on again across the "grain" I had created. Once it dried and crackled, I applied my TH Distress Stain in Broken China. I also dragged gesso across another piece of BG to knock down the brightness of the pp.
Vellum - I punched stars from vellum and stitched together to create a chain. I also ran a scrap thru my printer to create my title block, "Down by the Sea". While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled clear embossing powders and set w/ my heat gun.
Dots - pp by Basic Grey
Soften the edges of my papers - using a distressing tool, I distressed all the edges of my block papers.
For my testimony, I documented a beach trip from our time up in Maine. I created two journal tags to slip under the paper blocks. One from TH kraft glassine paper & a 7 Gypsies tab. Another from the kraft glassine and a tag by Creative Imagination Station.
Tag #1 reads:
Amanda: "Shaunery, you want to come with us to the beach?"
An hour long drive later, a wagon, a stroller, a cooler, an umbrella,
beach chairs, a gold retriever, loads of sun block, multiple
Her two boys, Cobie & Casie
My two girls, Erin & Sarah
Another handful of her daycare kids, all toddlers, all in swim diapers.
We are finally unloaded and enjoying a day at the beach!
Absolute chaos, but so much fun!
Tag #2 reads:
~ Explore tidal poos. The kids always
were excited and fascinated!
~ Create sandcastles and dig moats
~ Devour Amanda's peanut butter &
~ Splash, crawl, float and soak in the waterSketch Inspiration! I used this weeks sketch #332, however I did flip my title around. Thanks Trisha for the motivator! :D
That's all for this week, I hope you enjoyed! Looking for colorful challenges and product prompts? Come visit us at CSI! Need a good sketch challenge? Head over to see Trisha over at Sketch Inspiration!