Tuesday, February 25, 2020

I am enough ~ inspired by a Vera Lane Studio image

Hi everyone! The beautiful images in the Ladies' Faces digi set released by Vera Lane Studio last week are so inspiring. I can't wait to play with all of them but I had to choose only one for today's art journal page. I decided on the Cake Topping one (CT) because I wanted to go light and bright an I felt that she was celebrating the saying.

I coloured CT with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, allowing the cake to remain white with gray shading because that suited the background of the page better than a colour would have. CT was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black, and fussy cut leaving a narrow black border.

The 6x6 watercolour paper background was stencilled all over with Carabelle Studio For the Love of Layers stencil applying colour with Mowed Lawn and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxides. More stencilling was added with TCW Tiny Circles and Jet Black Archival before adding Ellen Hutson Bokeh Circles stamp with the same ink. An Indigo Blu script stamp was applied in a few places with Manganese Blue Archival ink.To break up the stencilled background, vintage book paper was torn and adhered in three places. The text was knocked back with white gesso and once dry, the two colours of Distress Oxide were added over that. Green and Blue Gelatos were added and spread with my fingers to deepen the colours toward the bottom of each text section. Tiny Xs were doodled over those text pieces for extra detail and interest.

Before CT was adhered to the page, two pieces of Dylusions Dyary borders were placed behind her neck to ground the image.The saying was printed onto white cardstock, cut into sections, and matted with black cardstock. A simple border was doodled around the outside of the pages which were also inked with Mermaid Lagoon DO. To finish off the page, three stars from the same Dylusions sticker set were added to the top of the page, and another to the bottom left.

Thanks for joining CT and me today. We love that! When you get a chance, be sure to stop by the Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop as well as our VLS Facebook group. There is so much to see, and inspiration galore in both places.

Life is good; so is art.

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