how are you this week? Today's word is,"Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are." Well, today will be my last post with Sketchabilities. Here's the sketch No. 134
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Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.
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Here's my layout...
I was inspired from a very talented lady called Anna Rogalska, she made this beautiful layout here. And she's inspired me to use a black paper. The thing is, I've never really tried a black (totally black) before. So I thought I gave it a try. I painted all black (you could use black gesso is you have one or simply just a black acrylic paint - if you use normal paint, try not to put a lot of water for a clean finish).
I painted all the embellishement that I wanna use with all black. Once I did, I tried to arrange (raw) where's my photo and embellishment would be and started to spray that area with Lindy's Stamp Gang - C'est la vie Cerise, Prima Bloom - Cotton Candy. then I used the stencil I've got from last year bought in Scrapbook.com, The Crafters Workshop - Doodling Template for a little bit of the accent for the black paper. I stamped Finnabair - Vanity Vintage No.4 using gesso instead of ink. I used Cosmic Color H2O - Purple Violet, Blue Lilac, Crimson Sparkle and Summer Grass. Once I was happy with the background I began to glue the embellishments and the photos. I sprayed it again with the similar sprays and then I began brushing the H2O by hand to create more Details.
Sometimes it took hours before I decided that's enough. But I always take my time, cause when the colors not there yet, I always try to brush it more till I could say "STOP". All the colors was looking even, so I thought I need another 'one' to make it a little brighter. I decided to use Inka Gold - Old Gold. I started brushing the paint (dry) instead of rubbing it cause I needed to reach the small place that I couldn't do with my finger. And voila... My finished my layout! Would love to thank Karan Gerber for this wonderful 4 months term being one of her Design Team. It's an honor to be one of yours. Thank you Karan! Have a marvelous day! Hugs, Merry.