It has been a lovely warm summer day in Sweden today. And I really enjoyed it! :)
This is a layout with a photo from Easter celebration. I had seen this type of egg painting on the internet, and I wanted to give it a try myself. I really like how it turned out. :) The eggs got different personality. :)
This layout is created inspired by Sodalicious sketch #5. I turned the sketch 90 degrees to the right because I think that it suited my photo better.
I started the background, on a Sodalicious pattern paper, by smearing gesso on a part of it. Before the gesso was completely dry I added texture in it with a lid. When it was dry - I dripped alcohol inks over the part with the gesso, and I also did some splashes with a gold mist from Heidi Swapp and a black one from Dylusions.
For some reason the title got really long... but I solved that by having one part of the title in Thickers and the other handwritten.
A close up of the background, where you can see the texture that I created in the wet gesso with a hair spray lid. I like that it is subtle , but yet it's there. :)
And I do love the splashes! :)
Added some paper circles, as seen in the sketch, to enhance the focal point to be on the photo. Did some scribbling around them as well. :)
This is the first version of this layout with the same photo, based on another Sodalicious sketch. But I wasn't pleased with it, so I tore away the photo and papers and started over on the same background paper.
And when I found the perfect image of my interpretation of that theme, I couldn't wait to play along. :)
For me the theme represent that sometimes you need to stand up for yourself. To just say "Stop it!" when you've had enough of something or someone. That is your right to do that, don't forget it!
I'm working in an Art Journal album from Sodalicious, with different papers inside, and I love the grafic wood pattern. To create the background I dripped some orange paint on both pages, and then I used my brayer to spread it out unevenly. Then I picked up a Sodalicious stencil and used green acrylic paint on top of that. I like the combination of orange and green. :)
When that had dried, I added some bits and pieces of washi tape, and then I added the cut out girl with modpodge and did some doodling around her.
A close up of all the yummy layers of pattern, paint, tape and letters. Love it! :)
Is love tough? ... I would say it is. It is hard to find, and when you find it you have to work with it to keep it alive. But it is worth it!
I have created an Art Journal page with that thought in my mind. Cute hearts, with dark and rough edges, revealing or covering a mess inside...
.... I know, kind of deep... ;)
This Art Journal is created for Scrap-Perra and on this particular project we had a special theme in the Design Team. We all got the same three papers to create with, from American Craft - Dear Lizzy - Daydreamer. It is so much fun to see how different all the projects turned out, even though we started with the same base. :)
I really loved the card in the top middle, so I had to make my own version of it. :) ... I really like the one on the lower right as well... Cute! :)
I had this really messy mop up page that I didn't know what to do with...
... this was the perfect way to use it, since only small parts of it showed through the hearts.
There is some really yummy texture and lots of layers in the mop up page - Liquitex Texture Gel Blended Fibers, Dylusions ink, Deco Art Acrylic Paint and different masks/stencils from The Crafters Workshop and Prima. :)
I wanted the letters to really stand out. They had a soft pattern in white at first, but I painted them with a Faber Castell Big Brush Pen in hot pink to make them pop.
As a small decoration I added some wood veneer hearts from Studio Calico...