August sketch challenge with Antonia Moreno

#happiness by Antonia Moreno - August Sketch

Hello, 49 and Market fans!

Antonia with you today featuring the August challenge! I’ve told you before about my love for challenges. They are perfect to try new products, be out of our comfort zone, or even work with a sketch in a new way. For this challenge, the sketch is simple but remember that you can rotate it, change the embellishments and add layers to fit your preferences. And this is what I did: add lots of layers! I decided to go on with the sketch as it is, in a horizontal way, but using background papers with lots of texture and colors to make it interesting.

#happiness by Antonia Moreno

Here is the sketch:

The first thing I did was looking for the main paper that matched the wonderful photo made by the talented Claudia (@claumarzophotography). I found these awesome papers on the VA Anywhere collection, which is about trips and adventures. Once the papers were distressed, I glued them down onto the main background and over a 2mm 12×12 cm cardboard. If you are wondering about the blue paper at the bottom, it is from the Remnants collection, which is one of my faves. It was time to choose some flowers and this was easy enough for me this time, as the new Posies and Majestic ones are really perfect for this project (and for any, indeed). To mat the photo, I chose some of the ephemera stacks and also laser cuts from the same collection.

#happiness by Antonia Moreno

Despite I love using rub-ons, I decided not to use them on this layout, as the background paper was full of colors and stamped designs. The only embellishments I decided to add were the wonderful paper lace and Wishing bubbles and baubles along with art stones and beads.

#happiness by Antonia Moreno

Do you want to take part in the August challenge? Please follow these rules:

  • Use the sketch as an inspiration to create your layout, you can rotate, flip it, turn it upside down or even change the number of photographs, make it your own.
  • Use at least 49 and Market’s papers and flowers. Remember to list all the products you used.
  • Join the 49 and Market Fans Group on Facebook and upload one photo of your project to the August Challenge album;
  • Link all the 49 and Market products you have used to the 49 and Market shop.
*** By submitting a project, you are allowing 49 and Market to use your images on their social media channel, winners will be announced on the 9th of the following month, have fun and good luck.

Each winner will receive a prize worth $40 of 49 and Market’s products such as paper collections, flowers, …
The challenge will be open from the 1st to the last day of the month.

49 and Market products:

Vintage Artistry Anywhere
Bonus page

Vintage Artistry Anywhere
MZ-33034 Remnants Mini Etching Paper
Remnants Mini Collection

Vintage Artistry Anywhere
Bonus Laser Cut

Vintage Artistry Anywhere
Ephemera Bits

Majestic Bouquet

Majestic Bouquet

Royal Posies
 VAC-33454 Wishing Bubbles and Baubles - Sky
Wishing Bubbles & Baubles

Thanks for stopping by. See you in a couple of weeks with a new layout. Meanwhile, take some time to create and enjoy your new 49 & Market products!

Antonia M.