Monday, 2 April 2018

Magical - 12x12 layout

Hi everyone, 

Hope over this long weekend you managed to get some down time in.
I know I’ve been trying to take time out for some creative play. 
So today I share a 12x12 with you. I’ve been doing a lot of other play with art journals etc because I thought I had become boring in my scrapping. 

But after creating a few new 12x12s I realise I just love this process so much.
Yes, sometimes they can look the same and yes, the process can be the same but it doesn’t matter, it’s about having fun, creating for you, and just really enjoying the art for what it is.
I am my own worst critic. 
So with that, I got inspired by this month's challenge . And I love that we have been combining them. 

I was also inspired by this beautiful art work I found on Pinterest. 

I’m not sure of the original source, but I’m in awe, and had to use it. So gorgeous! 

And here is my creation.....

How awesome to have these moodboard colours to suit this photo. 
I started with a sheet of Paper Arts Artistry2 for my background, then I spread a bit of gesso, then through a stencil used Jo Sonja’s Texture paste black and then added my colours over it. I chose Distress Oxide in Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey
Then I needed to balance the yellows with some blue. So I splashed some mist in aqua, and Liquitex paint marker in cobalt blue which I added water to and flicked around. 

Once dry I stamped a few different images around including the Darkroom Door hexagons and Dina Wakley abstract scribbles
Behind my image I used a sheet from this Heidi Swapp 6x8 paper pad  and  one from the Pink Paislee 6x6 Memorandum pad. 

For embellishments I used a few of the arrows from the Heidi Swapp color resist embellishments pack, and a couple of the stickers from the Marquee Love rhinestones pack. 

I finished my page with some of the cool pebble rocks in aqua  mixed with glossy accents  to adhere to the page. These are awesome!! 

This layout is also the sketch flipped on its side. 

I hope you play around with this months challenge, they are always so much fun. 

I’ll catch you all again soon, 
Till then,

Em xxx