Saturday, 1 April 2017


I'm very pleased to be the April featured member of the double-page design team at Stick It Down.

I chose pictures from our 2016 of our summer vacation. One of the things that is a constant during vacations is the ever present jigsaw puzzle. In a week we probably do at least five of them. They lay out on a table and everyone puts a few pieces in here and there as they wander by. The first thing you know you have a completed masterpiece and it's off to the next one.

The sketch presented some great opportunities and the odd challenge.
I'm not a big 'white space' person so I wanted to do something with the background outside of my usual misting of ink. 
Because I'm a quilter and there's more thread than food in my house, I chose to sew large puzzle pieces to offset the 'white' of my paper. Then, and this is thanks to my friend and mentor Danie, I used a black ink pad on cheese cloth, scrunched it up and nailed it down.
Some cut out puzzle pieces and flags got me to just where I wanted to be with this layout.

Double-page Layout

As well as this great sketch you'll find a single-page and a card sketch posted on the Stick It Down blog.

Card Layout

Single-page Layout
Post your designs on the Stick It Down blog so we can all enjoy your talents. Who knows, you might become a featured designed for the following month.

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