the case file #68 is open for investigation at CSI
circles, small brads, stitching, paint
write 3 important and 5 less important, but interesting things about your subject (on the back of my layout)
This week's color palette was quite challenging. I didn't have anything remotely close to the "celadon green" (nice way of describing mold green or penicillin green) but then I started mixing paints and obtained the right hue.
Happy Easter and welcome to the Easter blog hop! Today is the day when we tumble down the rabbit's hole and hop after the White Rabbit. The rabbit hops from blog to blog, from country to country all around the cyber scrapbooking world!
Although the countries and styles vary and designers participating had a free choice what to create for the hop, the pieces of art have all something in common. If you're familiar with Alice in Wonderland, you might remember that the White Rabbit, which Alice followed and found the Wonderland, had a pocket watch. So in this hop the common theme is the time piece. You can find an interpretation or a way to incorporate a clock in every creation! Inspiring, right?
So please hop along and remember to leave a comment at every stage! That way you ensure as many tickets for the raffle as possible. You'll have just a week to participate (to April 8th at noon GMT) for the giveaway put together from donations from 7 Dots Studio, BadgesFolie, Garn&Mehr, Stromsvigt and Wycinanka.
So enjoy the hop and find the inspiring Wonderland of scrapbooking!
and here are the wonderful prizes you could win hopping along and leaving a comment on each blog.
Here is my page for the hop!
The layout is a gift to this lovely couple Iira and Alysson who tied the knot in October 10, 2011. Iira loves purple which is quite obvious looking at her wedding dress and she asked me to incorporate her favorite color onto the layout.
I created the background with gesso and doilies, added some light and darker purple paint through a chicken wire stencil, added more paint and ink, washi tape and film strip,stamped Tim Holtz' clock (required in the hop) and other random stamps. For the final touch I added some coordinating brads and stitched all around.
Here are some closeups
Thank you a bunch for your visit and leaving a comment. Good luck with the hopping!
The case file #61 is ready for investigation at CSI!
I used rub-ons, buttons, pleating (book paper, very hard to detect) and string
Used the inspiration word "dream" in my journaling which is a quote by Harriet Tubman
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strenght, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Here's my layout
LOVED the color palette even though it's a little bit more muted than I usually prefer. And absolutely loved working on this page. I used a photo of Valentina which I took last Sunday.
As usual I used different mixed media to achieve texture and dimension such as gesso, book pages, modeling paste with stencils, mists, flipping onto the background some ink and watered down acrylic paints, crazy stitching and stamping. I added rub-ons, buttons, chipboard, staples and twine to achieve even more dimension.
twine and stitching
modeling paste with stencils, flicking of paint and ink
The monthly challenge is up at Once Upon A...Sketch! This month it is Team A's turn to reveal their layouts.
Theme: "Its The Weekend!"
What does your weekend look like?
Maybe you work, or run around like crazy taking your kids to activities etc. Lunch with friends? Movies? Dinner? Or maybe you do all the exciting stuff like ...clean the house, tend to the garden , kinds birthday parties. You might like to tell us of an exciting weekend coming up, or a weekend past. Maybe a weekend getaway? Whatever it is that you want to tell us that has to do with the theme "Its The Weekend" we would love to hear it.
Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below.
Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . You are allowed to journal in any language but please tell us where on your page we will find your journalling. Remember journalling has to be a bit more than a title, or a generic comment. Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.
Here's my interpretation.
Instead of one photo I used 6 smaller ones of our weekend in Darling Harbour, Sydney this past January. Loved the place (loved the whole adventure in Australia!) and took a bunch of photos. My journaling is hidden on the tag underneath the last photo strip.
To create the background I swiped gesso with a credit card, added layers with book paper, patterned paper, notebook paper, Hambly transparency, washi tape, Glimmer mist, stamping, stitching and modeling paste with a stencil.
TFL and thanks for any comment you may want to leave. They are always greatly appreciated!