Παρασκευή, 21 Ιανουαρίου 2011


The inspiration came from Scrapbooking in Greece. The idea was to use acrylics in a layout.

I wanted to use a very dark blurred picture of my husky and could find no designer paper to intrigue me-my hubby says that I have so many that is practically impossible to search the whole stacks to find the right one (and the problem is that he is right). I decided to create a 30x30 backround with an anchor point to the left lower corner. But as I never clean my stencils, the mat medium which I used for the flourish, came out a bit greenish instead of pure white. So, I changed my plans midway and used a picture of my hubby I like a lot (Ha, ha got you!)
For the background I used Claudine Hellmuth's and Windsor acrylics, distress and chalk inks, glimmer mists and mica pigments for the shine (sorry you cannot see it in the picture but mica give a very lustrous shine). The stamps (handwriting and music) are both from Artemio.

The rest is made digitally from various elements that I always hunt around the net. Only the buttons are real staff.





For my second layout (which actually was the first I made), I was inspired by the vintage picture of a woman I found in a fashion magazine.

She is standing beside a lake, surrounded by very haunted trees and looks like she is leaving for a journey of no return.

As you can see, I overdid it with the gesso and I couldn't balance with the left part of the layout, so I covered all the embellies and journaling with tissue paper. I don't know about the result, but from a sad photo, it seems that came out a happy and optimistic layout, so as it is the first of the year - I am still finishing the holiday journal, but it counts in the last year's projects- I named it "hello 2011". By coincidence it is the topic that Irini has chosen for this month's challenge, so I will submit it in Crafty Croppers




I will also play to the following challenges:

- Simon Says Stamp - button, flower, glimmer

16 σχόλια:

  1. WOW these are fantastic!!!!!!!
    I absolutely adore the 2011 layout.....I have a weakness for gesso and art journalling style layout!!!
    thank you so much for playing

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  2. Μυρτώ, με εντυπωσιάζουν οι συνθέσεις σου!!!
    Καλλιτεχνίες είναι!!! Καλή επιτυχία στις προκλήσεις!

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  3. Thank you for your wonderful entry into our "A Winter's Tale" challenge at Sir Stampalot.
    Clare x

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  4. Μυρτώ είναι πάρα πολύ όμορφες οι συνθέσεις σου. Είναι πολύ ποιητικές και μεγάλη πηγή έμπνευσης. Καλή επιτυχία!

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  5. Μυρτώ υπέροχα και μοναδικά και τα δύο! Συγχαρητήρια!
    Καλή επιτυχία στις προκλήσεις!

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  6. Επειδή εγώ έχω μείνει άφωνη με τις δημιουργίες σου Μυρτώ, θα σου ευχηθώ καλή επιτυχία στις προκλήσεις, που είναι δεδομένη!!!

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  7. Wow what fabulous work very special.
    Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge. hugs chris xx

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  8. Wow, what fabulous l/o's, both have so much interest and detail.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

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  9. These are just gorgeous. I totally love the artistic feel to it. Well done. Love your work!

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  10. very beautiful layout, I love the colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  11. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  12. Beautiful artwork.
    Lovely that you could join us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  13. They are both such gorgeous layouts!! So artistic! It really inspires me to want to try more new things.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the sweet comments. It really helped lift my spirits and made my day!! HUGS!!

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  14. Great LO. Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

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  15. Both of your pages are gorgeous! Thank you for entering them into The Stamp Man distress challenge.

    Jill

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  16. Μυρτώ συγχαρητηρια! αν και κέρδισες με κλήρωση, θα μπορούσε άνετα να θεωρηθεί απο τα καλύτερα! είναι υπέροχο!!! Μπράβο σου!

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