This is my layout for April Challenge over at ARTastic. Got a bit creative styling this in a camellia tree.
- First some research into Typography was done. An on-line dictionary describes as
- I was drawn to how the wording on the inspiration photo and how it appeared to almost run down the image. Could I accomplish this look using mixed media?
- One evening as I reading a book I had borrowed from local library "Mixed Media Revolution" by Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson I was taken with a suggestion on page 61 to cut work into strips or sections vertical or horizontal. See page below. I might add that at 1am I got up and headed to my
studioI mean kitchen to start creating.
- Ah, this reminded me of my patchwork days when I loved to make strip patchwork - so off I went to find two pieces of patterned paper. Here is what I found. Paper with words and paper with stripes. I cut the word paper into strips and using Jo Sonja's texture paste adhered the strips to the stripe paper and gave it a good coat of the texture paste before heading back to bed!
- The next day I put out a word on Facebook for my friends to give me their current favourite word - not really sure of what I would be doing with them when I got them (to be honest I had another idea for these words but it just did not work out).
- Yes, inspiration today - use these words on the spaces on my layout, seen here. Thankful; hope; blessed; serendipity; OH LA LA; memories; family; hello; blessed; gratitude; epic; eternity; courage; home; awesome; fulfilment; optimism; freedom; orange; Constantinople; peace; serendipity; happiness; inspiring; contented. Thank you, my friends, for fantastic words. I added some extra words including life is beautiful alright!. This photograph has been turned on its side so that you can see inspirational words provided.
- The photograph (taken at Baddeck in Canada) I loved and I finally found a way to do justice to it and the fact that words can and do inspire us.Thank you to my friends for contributing such beautiful words.
- Quite separate to this layout I have been making items to donate to my sister's church fete and I made these inspirational stones using rubon's from my stash. The stones are from around my garden and a couple from some beach walks. Top left says "Faith" just did not photograph too well due to light. I applied a fixative to top of stones so that rubons don't rub off.