Monday, April 13, 2015

Sweet & Silly You

I really liked Sassy Scrappers' March Moodboard and though I did not get a chance to play along with their challenge last month, I still wanted to create a layout based on it. When I saw the images that Anita Bownds had put together, it brought to mind a collection of several products from my stash.

Supplies: patterned papers (Pink Paislee and Studio Calico), clear gesso (Liquitex), poppies stamp (Magenta), gelatos and Stamper's Big Brushes (Faber-Castell), Studio G glitter glue (Hampton Arts), tissue paper (Dollarama), Amy Tangerine Foam letter stickers (American Crafts), vellum die cut (Studio Calico), wood frame and Ormulo Cut Aparts (Scraptastic Kit Club), marker (Sharpie)

The poppies reminded me of the beautiful Magenta Poppies stamp which I used to stamp the background and coloured them in with gelatos.  The tissue paper was leftovers from when I experimented with colouring it for this and this layouts. 

The patterned papers (Studio Calico Print Shop and Pink Paislee Color Wash) are from Scraptastic's January 2014 Tongue Tied kit.  I used several other items from that kit, like the Studio Calico Printshop die cuts, the exclusive "smile" wood veneer frame and the exclusive Ormolu Cut Aparts.

Here is the inspirational Moodboard:

Check out this month's April challenge here. It is another great inspirational collection of colours and images. 

The subject of my layout is my beautiful niece who is the quintessential middle child and given that she is such, I am playing along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for In the Middle.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Background Bonanza - Journal Journey

I have some catch up to do with sharing some recently made creations. With my academic course over and after such a creative time lull , I am feeling the need to create. Over the last week, I went on a bit of a creative binge (with a little help from Easter holiday time).  I did a bunch of DT work, made some layouts, journal pages, a few cards, just played and enjoyed. Now I have to get caught up with photographing and posting. LOL!

Today, I am sharing a journal page that I made for Journal Journey 2015 February's prompt for backgrounds.

Supplies: mixed media paper (Strathmore), FW Acrylic inks (Daler-Rowney), acrylic paints (DecoArt and Plaid), Dina Wakely Scribbly Birds stamp set, Tim Holtz black Distress Paint and Archival ink (Ranger), stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), Music Score stamp (Impression Obsession), Studio G white pigment ink (Hampton Arts), gesso (Golden), Uniball pen

I had a great time trying the different background techniques that Jodi shared. I started with my new FW Acrylic inks as the base on Strathmore Mixed Media paper as I wanted to see how they flowed, mixed, reacted, etc. Then I layered on colour with acrylic paints and stenciled and stamped. LOVE the results! I will definitely use that approach in the future.

Stamping the Dina Wakely bird, from her Scribbly Birds stamp set, on watercolour paper, I then coloured it using watercolour pencil crayons. Once dry, I fussy cut it, doodled the "nest", and then glued the bird in place. To finish it off, I stamped the quote and the tweets.

Looking forward to sharing more over the coming week.