Sunday, June 1, 2014

BFS June Sketch Challenge

Hello friends, we are officially in June! Half a year has almost passed and I'm feeling blessed seeing all the wonderful things that have happened so far.

First day of the month also means sketch challenge reveal over at Blue Fern Studios, and this time round, Michelle Singh has come up with yet another gorgeous sketch. And lucky little me got to play with the brand new paper collection from BFS. It's called Ombre Dreams, and it has the most beautiful colours blended together like a watercolour painting. It looks absolutely dreamy, and so breathtakingly lovely that I can cry. As I was telling my team mates, I just want to lock myself in the studio and do nothing but scrap with these heavenly papers.

Anyhow before I get too carried away, here is the fabulous sketch:

And my take on it:

I used the paper named "Susan's Dream" for my background. It has the most calming tones of blues and greens, with a tinge of orange which I have used to highlight certain elements of the page. Those of you familiar with my style would know that I like to use a lot of mediums and thinner papers tend to warp with so much fluid sitting on it. But the BFS papers are so much heavier (and sturdier), my LO remained pretty much the same shape even when I was adding quite a fair bit of water to bleed the colours. If you love playing with mediums like me, you'll find the quality of BFS papers just perfect. 

A cut-out phrase from "Dream Cards". There are several elements that you can fussy cut out from this page and layer them on your project. I also used a gear and bird chipboards.

Another phrase from "Dream Cards" layered on top of the Mini Ring Things chippie. 

The Treasured floral frame chippie. Love the delicate vines and flowers on this piece.

My floral cluster made up of gorgeous Prima flowers.

And here's a start to finish video I put together to show you how I did the background, as well as the various techniques I used to alter the chipboards. Sit back and enjoy the show, and do remember to play along with our sketch challenge this month!


  1. Wow! Just amazing...loooove the way you've used the sketch & those colours & layers. Fabulous:)

  2. Beautiful layout, love the photo and thanks for the video loved watching it!

  3. Great! As allways))) Thnks for your creative, Jelissa!


  4. Ahh now I see what you were saying to me (on YouTube) about interpretation of sketches!! Still adore yours. Tfs. C :))

  5. Thanks all for your kind words, so glad you enjoyed the video.

    Caroline: do you think it will help if there's a blog post on interpreting sketches? Or how about showing the sketch at the beginning of the video, followed by bits of how the interpretation was done as the process goes on?

  6. Very pretty! It certainly has that feeling of blue skies and the seaside.

  7. Beautiful - love your work! Thanks for the video

  8. Thank you Denise and Janene :)


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