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Tuesday 18 September 2012

time for a sketch at anything goes challenge, ..this fortnight

well it is time for another Dt piece for anything goes..
and this time is sketch time....
now i will admit to finding sketches a huge challenge!!!
but i know that many people love them ....
so here is my piece:

and here is the sketch...

make you you pop across here to see the great makes from my team mates
and maybe pop in an entry yourselves..
as always lots of crafty goodies can be found at craftden ...
so i decided  to do a book...
and add the elements in the best way i could..
i crackled the background of the book and used a limited colour palette..
i added this fab image form the Artistic Stamper as my focal point..

lots of Tim die cuts..
coloured using distress embossing powders and crackle paint..

and washers and bits from stash..
so make you you pop across here to see the other dt makes..
have a fun and inky day!


  1. Fabulous creation Trace, love all the layers & texture... Brilliant background.. Hugs May x x x

  2. I'd never guess you though this was a challenge, Awesome creation!
    hugs Lynn

  3. This is absolutely fabulous, Trace!

    You have combined wonderful bits and pieces into an even more wonderful whole!!!! Brilliant! LOVE!!

    die amelie xxx

  4. Fantastic Trace. marvelous combination.
    Lovely greet

  5. I really like that Artistic Stamper stamp! And your wonky clock, you always have great embellishments Trace, love the way you've changed this book, its very cool. Michelle x

  6. I love your interpretation of the sketch Trace. The fabulous elements combined with your eye for design has created a fabulous piece.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  7. Great steampunk look Trace, everything fits so well! Nice nice nice :-)

    greetings Alie :-)

  8. Hi Trace, love your fabulous book cover, the crackling is amazing and that stamp is perfect. I think you have done the sketch proud! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  9. You did great with this sketch! Like the steampunk-look and the gray colourpalette! Greetings, Gerrina

  10. this is fabulous Trace - love it to bits - all the details and layers - could spend a long time looking at this xxx

  11. Great cover Trace and interesting use of the limited colour palette. I would be horrified if I had to do a sketch - wouldn't know where to start! Like the stamped image very much.

  12. Awesome collage, love all details and how you combined them
    Hugs Anja

  13. This is fabulous Trace, I love the steely colours, and its a great interpretation of the sketch x

  14. Fantastic - who knew gray could have such variation, texture and be so beautiful!?! The crackle background is just yummy - and great to see that fab image (which I've been eyeing for a while over at AS) being given centre stage... love it!
    Alison x

  15. Trace, Love everything about it and the greys so many differnt shades, love the crackle background too.


  16. I think, i need that big clock die (:o) Love the grey. Cute embellies, too.

  17. What a wonderful project! I love all the different textures and elements you always add! x

  18. Great take on the sketch Trace, love the greyscale too!

    Joan x

  19. Hi Trace, brilliant project, it really does look amazing.
    Suzie xx

  20. Hi Trace I love this gorgeous creation , your amazing detail never ceases to amaze me .
    Hugs Emma xx

  21. Fantastic take on the sketch Trace....so many nice details and texture...Fantastic!
    Hugs from Slovenia

  22. Hi Trace, sorry for my late comment...
    This is just amazing. I always admire your creations and all the work you put in to it. Love your book!
    Hope you're feeling better!
    Hugs Annette


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