Hello there! Hope all is well with you.
Today, I finally found a teeny bit of time to work on one of the lessons from the Kim Klassen Beyond Layers class and I must say, it was so very delightful to have a moment of creativity! Our assignment for today was to use this lovely photo (provided by Kim)…
and rework it however we choose, using textures, layers and any other editing goodies. Here are two versions of mine…
I used Photoshop for my editing, layered several textures and used some fun brushes to get these effects. Of course, I had to add a French label to the bottle in the first one! ;) Okay, I hear my Claire-Bear waking up so I gotta leave you but I promise to be back soon!
p.s. Thanks to Kim for all the inspiration and encouragement. If you are into photography and you haven’t been to Kim’s blog, I highly recommend you visit!
Hi everyone! Well, I’ve been busy creating and loving every minute of it! Our second project in the Creatively Made course was to make an altered journal. That is, buy a store-bought sketchbook and create a mixed media piece for the cover. Jeanne showed us so many wonderful techniques and I’m pretty happy with how mine came out…here are the pics…
Prepped the cover with a collage patchwork of vintage papers…
Did an image transfer using a ink-jet color copy of a magazine page. This left a ghost of an image so I could go in and draw in the details and create the hair. I had to re-create most of the face but the transfer left decent enough forms to follow.
Continued to add details, including a “dress” for my girl from some pretty wedding invitation paper. Used colored pencils and washes of acrylic paint to add color and detail.
Here’s a little tip that works great for me – pick a color palette before you begin your piece. It helps me stay focused and reassures me that my color selection is harmonious. I love using Design Seeds color books. You can get them here. I used her “Figs” palette…
The metal key and corners can be found at Michaels in the scrapbook section (buyer beware – you may end up walking out with a whole lot of lovely bits and pieces – I do, everytime!), as can the die cut butterfly and pearls. I love adding these pretty 3D elements.
Now I just have to fill it up with more art!
Hope you are all having a beautiful week!
Filed under Art, Crafting
Today, I begin my journey as an official Unraveller and I am beyond excited!
I am enrolled in the highly acclaimed e-course: UNRAVELLING, run by the incredibly humble, inspiring and talented Ms. Susannah Conway. I’ve got my pencils sharpened, pretty new pens ready, camera charged, a lovely new journal for note taking and of course, a hot cuppa tea!
I can’t wait to unravel and further explore my creativity. I so need this. I will share with you some of my discoveries along the way and I’m pretty sure I will be taking plenty of pictures too…
I’m not sure why Scandinavian designers are so darn fabulous…but they are. There’s no denying it. One of my favorites is the very talented Lisa Bengtsson. Her bold, fearless textiles are amazing! Incorporating a myriad of patterns and vintage images is no easy feat, but Lisa masters it beautifully. I have been drooling over her work via her website. Definitely worth checking out, but be warned, unless you are fluent in Swedish, you won’t be able to understand a word. Using my little friend, Google Translate, helps me cheat.
Eclectic and glamorous, just one of her pillows in your favorite chair is sure to be a conversation starter and guess what? You can buy her gorgeous designs here in the US via Huset! (My new fav online shop).
Thank you Scandinavia! We love you!
All images via lisabengtsson