October Afternoon :: Sketch Challenge + Comment Verification Code

OA_11not12LO_AHHey everyone! I'm back today with a page I created for October Afternoon for today's Sketch Challenge hosted by the ultra talented, Jill Sprott. I took great liberties with her sketch, and once you see it, you'll see that. However, one thing that this sketch did get me to do, was to reach outside of my typical comfort zone and try a new technique. OA_11Not12_Detail1_AH
I have always been a huge fan of watercolor. I did a lot of watercolor work in highschool then during my design studies in college, not so successfully I might add, but it's always been one of my favorite mediums. So now that it's becoming a hot texture in scrapbooking, I thought I would see how the OA Sprinklers would do as a watered down medium to provide the effect of watercolor. I was excited to see the result. With their opaque qualitites, the sprinklers watered down nicely, but also created an instantly layered effect which I thought was beautiful.They also dried very quickly, except in the very wet area - but considering I was painting on cardstock and not watercolor paper, that's not a suprise. I used the Sprinkler colors, Cactus (Sasparilla), Comet Tail (Rocket Age), Hitching Post (Sasparilla) and Robot Blue (Rocket Age) to create a really lovely palette of colors that I thought would match nicely with some of the papers I chose from the upcoming collection, 9 to 5

To see all the images and Jill's take on the sketch, head on over to the October Afternoon blog here. We'd love to have you play along!

On a separate note, I've had to come to the decision to implement Comment Verification Codes for incoming comments to my blog. Over the past week, I have been getting a flood of spam on my blog and then to my email as well. Hopefully this will only be temporary, as I KNOW how much everyone dislikes comment verification codes, and honestly, I've never had a real problem with it until now. So, I apologize in advance for this change. Please just know, that it's only to provide you with the best blog experience I can, and not waste my time with ugly spam. I appreciate your patience with this change. Thank you in advance! Hugs, ~A