The weekly challenges are combined. They have to include the CSI evidence and testimony AND the OUAS Sketch (by Nadia Cannizzo) for each week.
These are this week's color scheme and the sketch
EVIDENCE - CHOOSE AT LEAST TWO ELEMENTS:
- mesh (inspired by the net)
- Use letters as embellishments
- fibers (inspired by her hair)
- tone on tone
- elements that float across the page
- include curved, organic shapes in your design (inspired by the rocks)
TESTIMONY - CHOOSE AT LEAST ONE ELEMENT:
- Write your journaling in the form of a letter (inspired by the letters).
- Write an acrostic using the letters of a person's name or the subject of your layout.
- Use some of the letters in the inspiration image to generate words that describe your topic.
- Scatter your journaling across your page.
- Write your journaling in speech bubbles.
- Inspiration Words: catch, [on] top, float -- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title
Here is my take on the challenge
I absolutely fell in love with the colors. The photo is of Valentina. I loved to work on the background and incorporating the photo into the background.
My evidence include misting, tone on tone and leaves (stamped around the flowers). I also used mesh but decided to take it off later on since I didn't like the effect.
I scattered my journaling across the page.
"We are gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light."
"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."
"There comes a moment when you realize that virtually anything is possible."
Here are some closeups
Layers of mixed media techniques: decoupaging book papers and strips of patterned papers, gesso, stenciled dots with Adirondack's Dabber (copper), misting, applying acrylic paint with a brush (black and gold), adding tiny silver pearls to wet gesso, stitching
Some of the flowers are fussycut, smeared with gesso and misted, some are fabric flowers which I painted and misted. I added different flower centers and also coppery pearls here and there.
Traces of gesso, stamping and flicking watered down black paint
gesso, stamping, tiny silver pearls, doily. Here is where I had put the mesh, you can see the pattern it left onto the gesso, but later decided to take off.