Tuesday, June 01, 2010


OK, we are back to it, after having a month off , yep it's only been a month but it seems like forever since I last put up a challenge. And now with NO FORUM, I have found that I have less time, how is that so, but hey I am loving it. Although I do miss your chatter, so please, please come by and leave me a comment or two. ;)
So it's time to relaunch that fantastic Monthly sketch challenge!!
Perfectly clean and simple to get us started and where my inspiration came from for this sketch was our Queen of the Sketchs Design Team Member Kyelen Hickey, love her clean lines layout.

"Gone Fishing"

In this layout, Kye has used older Scenic Route Papers - just simple strips great for using up some of your scraps.

I just love love this perfect colour combo of Kraft, black, red and green too....well it is almost my signature...LOL

TECHNIQUE: Direct - to - Paper InkingIt's one we see often on Kye's pages, simply put, it's inking the edges of the patterned paper to give it a frame and a liittle extra dimension to your layouts.

Such a techinical name, for something so simple, and can give your layout that POP that it needs to take it from wow to WOW!!!

To Ink the edges, hold your paper at an angle and wipe the inkpad against the edge of your paper. It really is that easy, sometimes it won't look like much but lay that edged piece down on your layout and POP like magic you have given it a lift. Vary the depth of colour by the angle of the pad to paper, practise to get the look you like.

This technique works great on torn edges, too!


Include this technique on your version of this sketch and I will pop your name in the draw for a RAK for a pack of our latest handmade item.

Remember when completing our sketches, that you can add and change it up to suit your needs, as long as we can see the bones of the sketch on completion of your entry.

Load your layout into the gallery by midnight Tuesday 29th June to be in the running for a $10 store voucher.

In order to be eligible for a prize your entry must be created specifically for this Forever Always Challenge, and may not be used for any other challenges here at Forever Always or on any other site until after the winner has been announced.

Don't forget to print out a copy for your files over there on the right.

Happy Scrapping


Paula said...

Brilliant layout Kye!

Kirsty & Stacey said...

Hi Sonia, great to see Forever Always is still going strong! I'm inspired to try this sketch, nice and simple for the end of the week. Hope all the family is well. K


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