Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Kindness is a Gift - inspired by a Vera Lane Studio image

Hi everyone! We have a Kindness post card challenge going on this month on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group. With the kindness theme in mind, I created an art journal page, hoping to inspire people thinking about playing along. I chose to feature one of the images from Be You by Vera Lane Studio as the focal image for this page, colouring her with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, and matted with black cardstock to create a second border.

The background started with Turquoise and Violet Brushos being sprinkled onto watercolour paper, and then spritzing them with water to activate the pigments. The background was then covered with 3 strips of drywall mesh to tone down the brights. A vintage book page was die cut  using a Tim Holtz die and fussy cutting next to the pattern. It was then matted with black and fussy cut again. A doily was tucked behind the die cut to ground it as well as the image.

The wording was printed onto white cardstock, cut into sections, and matted with black cardstock.

Tiny pink hearts were added to the doily and a little doodling, including a page border, and outlining were added with black pen. To create a better balance and create a diagonal flow, two strips of black cardstock were cut into fishtail flags and added to the bottom right corner. White washi tape with black hearts was adhered to white cardstock to help the pattern stand out, and then layered over the flags as well as under the word kindness.

Thanks for popping by today. We would love to have you join our Kindness Post Card Challenge on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group. You can find fabulous images in the Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop or you can use Janet's stamps from AALL & Create. Come up with a design that connects to the theme of Kindness and post your photo in the album. Easy Peasy!

Life is good; so is art.

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