Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Breathe ~ inspired by a Vera Lane Studio image

Hi everyone!When this digi set called Haircut by Vera Lane Studio first came out, I decided to colour the girl with braids because I love colouring braids. The more I looked at the other image in the set, the more I liked the girl with short hair, too,  because she is just so cute. Here she is starring on her own art journal page. She and I agree...it's about time...LOL. She also has an important message to share with us for when the going gets tough.

I coloured Bob with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, adding a little Milky Pop pen to create the pattern on her dress. Three enamel dots were added for buttons over the ones on the image. She was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black cardstock, and fussy cut a second time leaving a narrow black border.

Torn pieces of book paper were added to the 6x6 inch watercolour paper background with matte medium and then covered with white gesso to knock the text back. The page was then colourized using Peacock feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks. Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide was sponged through Carabelle Studio Mosaique stencil to create more pattern. A VLV circle grid stamp and an Indigo Blu text stamp were added with Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink. Jet Black Archival Ink was sponged through TCW Tiny Circles stencil to add contrast and that pop of black you know I love.

Bob was grounded with a few strips of torn or cut washi tape. A doodled border and four photo corners were added to frame the page. The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock, cut into individual words, and matted with black. The word, breathe, was given an additional layer of green spritzed paper to add emphasis to it. To finish off the design, three tiny butterflies were punched from turquoise mop-up scraps, edged with Forget-Me-Not Archival ink to darken the edges, and placed around Bob's head to help her relax.

Thanks for joining Bob and me today. We are so glad you did. When you get a chance, pop by the Vera Lane Studio shop to meet Bob's friends. They are sure to inspire you and will be happy to go home with you :) Stop by the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group, as well. There is wonderful daily inspiration and all kinds of fabulous people to chat with.

Life is good; so is art.

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