April 26, 2015

somewhere over the rainbow

Hello dear friends!
Today I'm very excited because I'm guest designing for The Studio Challenges.
The challenge is 'Get inspired by a song'.
Here is my page:


The song I chose to scrap is "Somewhere over the rainbow" (music by H. Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg). I love this song and as a musician I like playing it on the piano.
I chose a photo with a rainbow up in the space and used light paste, gesso, watercolors and a lot of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and embossing powders to create the background as an extension of the photo. 
I got inspired not only by the title of the song, but also by the lyrics. So, I used among other embellishments a star, blue birds flying over the rainbow and blue for the skies.




Lyrics
Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?


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With this page I'm entering the following challenges:



ASSORTI Sketch challenge - I rotated the sketch to the left :)

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April 25, 2015

Color your world #3

 Hello dear friends!
  Today I'm sharring the third project of the trilogy 'Color Your World' I decided to do this month for Lindy's Stamp Gang.
(Here you can see #1 project and #2 project)
This idea came to me because of the April's color pallet which has all these amazing bright colors.
So here it is:


This time I wanted to make a retro style project on a A4 canvas. I chose a black and white photo with a ballerina holding an umbrella and from that umbrella I got the idea to make colored rain.
First I applied some Prima Art Basics  light paste with a mask, I spread some Geranium Coral Bluch embossing powder directly on it and heat it with the heat gun. Then, I got a charcoal and made some shading here and there on the page. 
After that, I glued the photo on the canvas and with my drawing pencil I drew on the canvas the tips of the shoes and umbrella which are missing of the photo. I also drew some lines on the left side to expand the wall of the photo onto the canvas. The last thing to do was some stamping on the photo and the canvas and glue a tiny butterfly (I cut with my scissors form a prima paper) on the ballerina's shoe.



After all that was done, the fun part with the colors began! I used all the colors of the April 2015 Color Challenge Spray Set plus the Tilt A Weel Teal, Raspberry Lemonade and Merry Go Round Green magicals from the Under the Boardwalk set. I made a lot of splashing and blending all the colors together with some stamps - it was really a fun process! I also glued a big flower and painted it with all these colors. I let the colors drip on the umbrella and the tittle and I really love this effect!



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With this project I'm entering the
 'Color Your World' challenge at Our Creative Corner.

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So, that's all with my retro project today!
I hope you got some ideas and are inspired to have fun with colors too!










April 19, 2015

a beautiful start

Hello everyone!
This is my page for our April challenge at Scrap Around the World.


It is based on this amazing moodboard made by Hera Sugitani

Pretty beautiful, don't you think?
I was inspired by the sea, the starfishes, the seashells and the seahorses.
Summer is my favorite season and I love everything about it,  especially the sea!
I also like seahorses, so I decided to paint two on my page with my favorite sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang.
I also used some Prima flowers and lace, and a few buttons and seashells.
Here is a closeup:

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