May Sketch Challenge with Adri du Preez

Wild and Free by Adri du Preez

Hello 49 and Market Fans.

Here is my layout inspired by the May sketch featuring the stunning Vintage Artistry Everyday 12×12 collection and coordinates perfect with my photos. I hope you find time to play along.

This is my daughter during our family vacation in Chobe, Botswana during December 2011.

Wild and Free by Adri du Preez

And here our May sketch:

May Sketch

One of the remarkable things that happen when you spend enough time in nature is that the environment become friendlier. Something unbelievable happened to us during this vacation. One morning while enjoying our early morning coffee this Yellowy-bellied Bulbul sat on the backrest of my daughter’s camping chair. She stretched her hand out with some crumbs in and fearless the little guy jumped onto the palm of her hand, eating all the crumbs. This became a daily ritual.

Wild and Free by Adri du Preez

Of all the birding firsts you will ever experience, the one you will never forget is the moment a wild bird east out of your hand. This story may sound unbelievable, but this is what can happen when you treat God’s creation with reverence and love and not to eradicate or destroy it.

Wild and Free by Adri du Preez

For this layout I used the Lucent Ladies paper from the VA Everyday as the base, and the A and B-side of the Zealous paper cut in vertical strips, distressed and glued to the Lucent Ladies paper.
Next, I added VA Essentials and Everyday rub-on transfers only to the Zealous paper, top and bottom and to the tabs. Here you can also see the beautiful washi tape bird I used from the VA Essentials. These are amazing and very easy to use.

Wild and Free by Adri du Preez

I layered my photos on a selection of VA Everyday Ephemera Stack elements, frames from the 3×4 inch and 4×6 inch frame sets and elements from the beautiful laser cut sheets.
To create the flower clusters, I used Sugar Posies in Butterscotch and the new Royal Posies in Olive. I also used leaves from the laser cut sheets, All the edges of the flowers were dry brushed with white gesso and yellow and olive acrylic paint. There are so many new flowers to choose from and they are just beautiful.

Wild and Free by Adri du Preez

I used a stamp from the Best Ever set and a few Dusty Attic chipboard pieces. This cute little bird in the nest is from one of the laser cut sheets and looks like the bird in the photos. This layout is finished with splatters of diluted white gesso.

To enter the challenge and be one of the two winners, you will need to follow a few simple rules:

  1. 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.
  2. Use at least 49 and Market’s papers and flowers. Remember to list all the products  you used;
  3. Join the 49 and Market Fans Group on Facebook and upload one photo of your project to the May Challenge album;
  4. 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 price 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:

VAE-33171 Vintage Artistry Everyday - Lucent Ladies
Vintage Artistry Everyday
Lucent Ladies
VAE-33188 Vintage Artistry Everyday - Zealous
Vintage Artistry Everyday

Vintage Artistry Everyday
Bonus Laser Cut
VAE-33218Vintage Artistry Everyday Ephemera Stack
Vintage Artistry Everyday
Ephemera Stack
VAC-32990 Vintage Artistry Everyday Rub-Ons
Vintage Artistry Everyday

Vintage Artistry Essentials

Vintage Artistry Essentials
4×6 File frame Set

Vintage Artistry Essentials
3×4 File Frame Set

Vintage Artistry Essentials
Washi Tape
Sugar Posies

Royal Posies
Best ever
Stamp Set