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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Scrap Around the World November 2014 Challenge and Scrap It Girl Challenge

If you're a follower of my Instagram, you'll notice that the picture I uploaded was far from this theme, that's because I forgot about this challenge. Before I went overseas, I decided that I was going to enter this challenge and I totally forgot about it after I come back! I kept seeing their Facebook posts and the deadline is soon, so I decided to post about this challenge first. 

This is the mood board set by Scrap Around the World for this month's challenge. I've also decided to combine with Scrap It Girl's Monthly Challenge as their criteria was to use paints, gelatos and water colors. 


The mood board is pretty inspiring for me as really like the colour combination. It is very cheerful in a rustic/country way. 

The moment I saw this mood board, I had a generic idea in mind of the structure of my layout. When I look at the top left and bottom right of the mood board, I felt the focal point should be horizontal lines, which was by I decided to make the focal point of my layout in horizontal direction.

I also realised took a similar picture at my hotel's lobby when I was overseas so I decided to use this picture as my focal for the layout. 


I picked out a piece of patterned paper from Teresa Collins and applied clear gesso over the whole piece. I then watered down my white gesso and applied it as so. The plan was to put my picture on the right which was why there are more white on the right.


I went ahead to blend those two Kaisercrafts acrylic paint with water and brushed it on top of the dried gesso. 


I then used my Teresa Collins modelling paste and applied it over the stencil by masking off some parts of the stencil to create a smaller flower on the left since the focal point is on the right. 


And because I'm feeling adventurous, I went ahead to layer another damask stencil on top the flower and applied modelling paste which I mixed with Kaisercraft's Wisteria acrylic paint, not forgetting the structure of the layout in mind.


I also dug out my Metallic Gelatos (Pink and Purple) and coloured it on top of the dried embossing paste, adding some yellow here and there. 


Here's a closeup of the background. I also sponge in some gesso as highlight. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shine that the Metallic Gelatos created.


And after this, I stopped. The background piece was left on my desk for days because 1) I was busy and 2) I had absolutely no idea what I want to put on top of this piece. 

So a few days later, I came back to start tearing papers from Prima Cartographer Collection and also some Maggie Holmes paper which I absolutely adore (I bought freaking load of it :)) I layered everything up like so along with some gold mesh ribbons and some cheese cloth. 


I also cut up some strips of cotton gauze and distress it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Tim Holtz, and layered it along with those papers.


After that, I start building up on flowers and embellishments. I altered some of the flowers with gelato and gesso to highlight it. I also added more yellow/orange stuff to bring out the sunshine part of the mood board. 

Here are some closeups.




This thickers are from Dear Lizzy. I lightly brushed on some gesso and also Pure Sunshine from Dylusions Ink Spray. I also added some burlap strings so that the layout will have some rustic/country feel to it. 


I also brushed on some Art Anthology dimensional medium in Sandstone colour. As you can see, it gives off those sand effect when dried. I think it fitted the rustic/country theme perfectly. I also continued to brush on more Pure Sunshine Dylusions Ink Spray under all my layering to add more 'sunshine' to it. :)


And this is my final layout. Weeee! :)


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The supplies used are:

Mediums
Finnabair Clear Gesso
Marie's White Gesso
Kaisercrafts Acrylic Paint in Wisteria, Dusty Pink and Hot Pink
Teresa Collins Modeling Paste
Dylusions Ink Spray in Pure Sunshine and Crushed Grape
Art Anthology Dimensional Medium Sandstone
Metallic Gelatos
Distress Ink Pad in Vintage Photo

Embellishments
Burlap Strings
Prima Flowers
Kaisercrafts Paper Blooms
Prima Wood Veneers
Tim Holtz Ideology Film Strip Ribbon
Daiso Metal Label Plate
Dear Lizzy Thickers

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The detail of both challenge is as below:

Scrap Around the World November 2014 Challenge

Please see the mood board at the top of this post.

You only need to be inspired by ONE image but can be inspired by
 more than one or even ALL the images - it really is UP TO YOU!!

We are NOT A COLOUR CHALLENGE SITE so there is no need
to follow our colours, although of course if they are your source of
inspiration you are welcome to use them all, or just some of them,
otherwise none at all!  You have complete artistic freedom BUT
we do need to be able to SEE HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!
So please remember to tell us in your post!!

To be eligible for judging you need to follow our
 10 Golden Rules HEREwhich include:- 

1)  Sharing the mood board image in your blog post.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to our current challenge.

3)  Explaining how you were inspired by our mood board

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

5) We do not accept cards, tags, Off-the-Page items or mini-books.
Only layouts, canvases or art journal pages or spreads
(see our rules for minimum sizes please).


For more information and prizes, CLICK HERE! 

Scrap It Girl Monthly Challenge

Theme: Using Paints, Water Colors or Gelatos. :)

For more information and prizes, CLICK HERE!

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Thanks for reading!

Please help to share my blog among your crafty friends! :))


Saturday, 29 November 2014

Scrap Around the World November 2014 Challenge and Scrap It Girl Challenge

If you're a follower of my Instagram, you'll notice that the picture I uploaded was far from this theme, that's because I forgot about this challenge. Before I went overseas, I decided that I was going to enter this challenge and I totally forgot about it after I come back! I kept seeing their Facebook posts and the deadline is soon, so I decided to post about this challenge first. 

This is the mood board set by Scrap Around the World for this month's challenge. I've also decided to combine with Scrap It Girl's Monthly Challenge as their criteria was to use paints, gelatos and water colors. 


The mood board is pretty inspiring for me as really like the colour combination. It is very cheerful in a rustic/country way. 

The moment I saw this mood board, I had a generic idea in mind of the structure of my layout. When I look at the top left and bottom right of the mood board, I felt the focal point should be horizontal lines, which was by I decided to make the focal point of my layout in horizontal direction.

I also realised took a similar picture at my hotel's lobby when I was overseas so I decided to use this picture as my focal for the layout. 


I picked out a piece of patterned paper from Teresa Collins and applied clear gesso over the whole piece. I then watered down my white gesso and applied it as so. The plan was to put my picture on the right which was why there are more white on the right.


I went ahead to blend those two Kaisercrafts acrylic paint with water and brushed it on top of the dried gesso. 


I then used my Teresa Collins modelling paste and applied it over the stencil by masking off some parts of the stencil to create a smaller flower on the left since the focal point is on the right. 


And because I'm feeling adventurous, I went ahead to layer another damask stencil on top the flower and applied modelling paste which I mixed with Kaisercraft's Wisteria acrylic paint, not forgetting the structure of the layout in mind.


I also dug out my Metallic Gelatos (Pink and Purple) and coloured it on top of the dried embossing paste, adding some yellow here and there. 


Here's a closeup of the background. I also sponge in some gesso as highlight. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shine that the Metallic Gelatos created.


And after this, I stopped. The background piece was left on my desk for days because 1) I was busy and 2) I had absolutely no idea what I want to put on top of this piece. 

So a few days later, I came back to start tearing papers from Prima Cartographer Collection and also some Maggie Holmes paper which I absolutely adore (I bought freaking load of it :)) I layered everything up like so along with some gold mesh ribbons and some cheese cloth. 


I also cut up some strips of cotton gauze and distress it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Tim Holtz, and layered it along with those papers.


After that, I start building up on flowers and embellishments. I altered some of the flowers with gelato and gesso to highlight it. I also added more yellow/orange stuff to bring out the sunshine part of the mood board. 

Here are some closeups.




This thickers are from Dear Lizzy. I lightly brushed on some gesso and also Pure Sunshine from Dylusions Ink Spray. I also added some burlap strings so that the layout will have some rustic/country feel to it. 


I also brushed on some Art Anthology dimensional medium in Sandstone colour. As you can see, it gives off those sand effect when dried. I think it fitted the rustic/country theme perfectly. I also continued to brush on more Pure Sunshine Dylusions Ink Spray under all my layering to add more 'sunshine' to it. :)


And this is my final layout. Weeee! :)


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

The supplies used are:

Mediums
Finnabair Clear Gesso
Marie's White Gesso
Kaisercrafts Acrylic Paint in Wisteria, Dusty Pink and Hot Pink
Teresa Collins Modeling Paste
Dylusions Ink Spray in Pure Sunshine and Crushed Grape
Art Anthology Dimensional Medium Sandstone
Metallic Gelatos
Distress Ink Pad in Vintage Photo

Embellishments
Burlap Strings
Prima Flowers
Kaisercrafts Paper Blooms
Prima Wood Veneers
Tim Holtz Ideology Film Strip Ribbon
Daiso Metal Label Plate
Dear Lizzy Thickers

----------------------------------------------------------------------

The detail of both challenge is as below:

Scrap Around the World November 2014 Challenge

Please see the mood board at the top of this post.

You only need to be inspired by ONE image but can be inspired by
 more than one or even ALL the images - it really is UP TO YOU!!

We are NOT A COLOUR CHALLENGE SITE so there is no need
to follow our colours, although of course if they are your source of
inspiration you are welcome to use them all, or just some of them,
otherwise none at all!  You have complete artistic freedom BUT
we do need to be able to SEE HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!
So please remember to tell us in your post!!

To be eligible for judging you need to follow our
 10 Golden Rules HEREwhich include:- 

1)  Sharing the mood board image in your blog post.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to our current challenge.

3)  Explaining how you were inspired by our mood board

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

5) We do not accept cards, tags, Off-the-Page items or mini-books.
Only layouts, canvases or art journal pages or spreads
(see our rules for minimum sizes please).


For more information and prizes, CLICK HERE! 

Scrap It Girl Monthly Challenge

Theme: Using Paints, Water Colors or Gelatos. :)

For more information and prizes, CLICK HERE!

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Thanks for reading!

Please help to share my blog among your crafty friends! :))


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