Monday, August 11, 2014

Cruisin' - Let's Get Sketchy

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Today I have a layout I did using the brand new sketch at Let's Get Sketchy that is up on their blog today. I had some fun with die cuts using my Cameo on this page.

To create my background the 1st thing I did was cut out a 12x12 wave background with my Cameo onto some cardstock.

I placed the die cut over a piece of white cardstock to create a stencil and then using an old credit card (the kind of credit card you use is up to you, I like to use the maxed out I spread a thin uneven layer of Gesso over my die cut. Don't worry about making it completely covered in all the cut out areas. Leaving it uneven helps with the next step.

Remove the die cut stencil before the Gesso dries and to speed things up you can use a heat tool to help dry the Gesso. After the Gesso is dry I used a large paint brush I got my paper really wet so that I could actually see puddles of water on my page.  Then got another paint brush really wet and started randomly brushing some watercolor paints all over my background and the Gesso making sure the water color puddles up in some areas to create an even effect. Dry with your heat tool

Spray with some Pearl like mists and you will have something that looks like this.

Some more close up pictures of the completely page.

Here is the awesome sketch my page was inspired from.

Product List:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned paper: Moxxie Maiden Voyage
Embellishments: brads, May Arts Red felt banner
Stickers: Jolee's
Alpha: Thickers
Ink, embossing powder, paint: Watercolors, Gesso, Tattered Angels Pearl
Writing Tools: Zig
Miscellaneous: Silhouette Cameo
Sketch Designer: Laura Whitaker
Challenge Site: Let's Get Sketchy


  1. Loving those waves, banner and diecuts! Beautiful layout and great tutorial!

  2. Great layout Nadine, love all the elements!

  3. LOVE LOVE your waves in the background!! Those are stunning!!! great details!!!

  4. Love all your background work! And thanks for the tutorial on it! Beautiful page, Nadine!

  5. I saw this on LGS blog. Your technique is awesome.


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