I’m back with a beachy mermaid themed layout for the ARTastic challenge blog! This month we were inspired by this lovely colourful beach painting by Peter Graham called Monaco Coast, and our challenge was to use paint.
Doesn’t that make you want to go to the beach right now? Since I couldn’t go to the beach, I decided to make a watercoloured mermaid page.
Isn’t it dreamy? I’ve been wanting to scrap these photos for a while and this month’s inspiration at ARTastic challenge blog was the perfect starting point. Our inspiration was called Abstract by Robert Klippel:I was inspired by the white background and the combination of colours. The challenge was to use pen. And what’s better than pen? Sketch pen!
I have been hesitating posting this layout, because I’m not sure I’m 100% happy with the title. I look at it in real life and it looks fine, but in the photos, it is barely legible because it’s so shiny and it needs movement to stand out. Otherwise, I love the way this page turned out. The challenge over at ARTastic blog this month was vintage and/or children. The inspiration was this art piece called The Kite by Ethel Spowers:Obviously not having any children in my life, I chose vintage. Generally I find it difficult to do vintage style and make it me. I was stuck on a photo to use for something vintage, until I remembered that my dance troupe did a flapper inspired choreography.
This is my last post for the Stick It Down challenge blog design team! I used this awesome sketch by my team member. I knew I wanted to do a layout about our koi. We have a pond in our condo and these fish have been around for longer than Dylan and I have been together. They stayed for a while in their pond back in Kingston, but then moved up to Ottawa recently. Unfortunately, they have all passed away now. They lived a good long life and I wanted to commemorate that. However, I could only find 3 pictures that I took of them. We are looking forward to getting new baby fish soon, and I vow to take more pictures of them!
This totally adorbs layout is brought to you by Stick It Down’s single page sketch this month, which is a horizontal design with three little hearts with thread, a small vertical photo, and clusters framing from the sides. Of course I ended up moving a few things around to make everything fit, but I really liked the starting inspiration.
I’ve been excited to scrap pictures from this hot air balloon ride for forever! So when I saw the inspiration and challenge assignment at ARTastic, I knew it would be perfect for this. The inspiration is this abstract blue and white painting called An Image of November by William Rose.
The criteria was to use a stencil. Since the painting is abstract, it really is up to interpretation. I see a cloud city, which reminded me of being up in the sky. I also took inspiration from the colour scheme- blues and whites and pops of gold.
I’m in love- with this layout, with Paris, with Dylan…. and this layout for the ARTastic design team really was a labour of love. It took me about 7 hours to make- it involved a lot of hand stitching, mixed media, backing tiny cut files, etc. The inspiration art was Carousel Delight by Karen Pierce:
Isn’t it gorgeous? I love carousels, they are always so pretty. This reminded me of a beautiful carousel that I photographed at Montmartre in Paris, so I decided to scrap that. The challenge was to use butterflies. I had a picture in my head of how I wanted this layout to turn out, and I’m happy to say that it came out very similar. Continue reading →