Saturday, 25 February 2017
Friday, 24 February 2017
How do you best learn how to do do something new? I learn best by doing ... show me what to do in a step by step process and I will give it a go! These simple pages come about as a result of Katie's Get Messy acrylic tutorial: playing with acrylic paints on pages ripped out of a book, just like Katie did! :-)
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Monday, 20 February 2017
My daughter Rachel posted this photo on her timeline, along with a conversation she had with my granddaughter Brynne. When I saw her post, I knew another scrapbook page would soon be in the making, and here it is. Rachel is a full time student pursuing a PhD, and even although she doesn't have much "free time", recognizes the importance of spending quality time with her daughters. I couldn't be more proud of her!
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Still playing with texture, thanks for this week's awesome Get Messy's texture tutorial by Riet. I spread some light molding paste through some bright orange plastic netting from a bag of oranges, to represent the wheat field in the foreground. Once that was dry, I used watercolours to create the background & add colour to the wheat field. Although this page does not do it justice, this is a typical view from the outskirts of Calgary looking west: rolling fields to the foothills and in the distance, the majestic Rocky Mountains.
Saturday, 18 February 2017
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
This page was inspired by a Get Messy tutorial ... I started creating the background with yellow & bronze acrylic, applied with a credit card. I created some texture by partially leaving the credit card flat against the wet paint & lifting it off the page, but after it dried, the texture was too fine so I covered the page with a generous layer of white gesso which I squiggled through using the end of a paint brush, revealing the painted background below. After adding some black splatters, throwing in a few embossed gold splatters, and gluing on the sentiment, the page looked far from completed at which point I added in some more black, clustering cut arrow shapes about the page. To finish the page I added 3 black brads and added some bronze acrylic paint around the edges of the page.
Monday, 13 February 2017
Saturday, 11 February 2017
I'm so, so happy to be part of the Get Messy community. I am learning so much! This page was inspired after watching Sasha's video tutorial on how to create a dreamy watercoloured background. Once the page was dry, I added an image I clipped from a magazine, stamped on the scripture, and then played a bit more with watercolours and some water soluble oil pastels to complete the background and lastly, glued on some sequins and called it done!