Wednesday, 28 July 2010

It's Isabella Time!

Happy Wednesday all! It's time to launch another Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge and this week we want you to chill out by using the colours green and blue.  Hopefully, you made the most of  Isabella's sale last week and stocked up on her beautiful images, so we're hoping for lots of entries this week and can't wait to see what you all come up with!

So, here's my contribution:

Image: Isabella's Sketchbook, 'Suitcase Stack'

Papers: A selection of digipapers, downloaded free over the last year, plus 'map' page from October Afternoon.

This is a perfect image for this time of year.  The schools have just broken up for the summer and it's time for that well-earned holiday in the sun.  So what better than to wish dear friends 'Bonnes Vacances' ('happy holidays', in case you were wondering) as they set off on their travels.

And that little piece of map really sets it off, I think. 

This is also a brilliant image for paper-piecing.  As you can see, I've paper-pieced each suitcase with a different paper, then added co-ordinating corners and handles.  I've used a silver pen to add the hardware and a white pen to add the highlights, then I've used a mid-grey Copic to add some shading for a bit of depth - see the slight shadow under each lid, and below each handle? It's barely visible but it really does the trick, I think. 

So, it's over to you now. We're looking for lots of blue and green, as bright or as subtle as you wish.  Please remember though that you must use an Isabella's Sketchbook image for your challenge entry - sadly, entries that do not use an Isabella's Sketchbook image cannot be considered and will have to be removed from the challenge, which we don't like having to do.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's creations - with such a talented bunch of ladies, there's bound to be lots of wonderfulness to inspire you.

I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations.


  1. Super creation this week Peri. Love all the detail and the paper piecing on those suitcases are fabulous. hugs Sharon

  2. Your paper-piecing is just fabulous! That's something I should really work on - you manage to get such a depth with that technique!

  3. These suitcases look wonderful in blues and greens and your highlights and shadows give them such depth. I love your background paper.

  4. Beautiful Peri ! I love this card! The colours are so intense and your paper piecing and shading is brilliant!! Viv xx

  5. Love what you did with the paper piecing - the luggage looks fabulous! That background map paper and the ticket stubs are such perfect coordinating items. It all just ROCKS (great colors too).

    Hope you are having a great week!


  6. Fabulous card Peri, what a brilliant idea to do the circle as a map. Love it ! Sue C x

  7. This is lovely, Peri. Fantastic job and I love the paper piecing that you did. Have a fantastic week! Hugs, Peggy x

  8. Love this card! Paper piecing is perfect x


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