Monday, 30 March 2015

“If you love my smile I will sleep with it"

I just realized I forgot to show you this layout that I made for Scrap The Girls for March. It is a sketch challenge this month and the sketch is quite far from what I usually create. So it was a challenge. But I love challenges and I really love the result.

Maybe it is hard to see, but I followed the sketch quite closely. I placed both the title and the flowers in the right place. It is just that my flowers are on patterned papers and on stamps.

The text on the layout says: “If you love my smile I will sleep with it". That’s what our daughter said one night when she was going to bed. I reached for the camera to be able to save the memory.

Here are two close-ups:

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Mud all over

March challenge at ARTastic is to get inspired by a painting by Barbara Hanrahan. The criteria is to use a quote or a saying on your page. I chose a quote by Albert Einstein saying “Play is the highest form of research”. I thought it was perfect with this photo of DD and her friend with mud all over them. I guess they have done some research... ;-)

I used some grey watercolour on the background and splashed on acrylic paint in different colours to enhance the mud-theme. It’s been a while since I used that technique and it was SO fun! I also added some acrylic paint in neon yellow to match one of the reflective vests on the photo. Here are two close-ups showing the techniques:


I hope you feel inspired and decides to play along! You’ll find the rest of the DT’s awesome inspiration here.

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