I think i found the previous challenge over at Blue Fern Studios so much fun that i decided to enter this next one as well. Here is the sketch of April:
And here is my take on the sketch:
I was challenged in using a sertain colour combo in this layout. Usually i use 3 or maybe 4 main colours in my creations but i was given 5 colours to incorporate in this layout. These are: Light pink, light blue, light peach, light green allmost mint-ìsh and lavender. Not exactly colours i usually combine so this was a real challenge for me. The most difficult part was to find the right colour green since i sometimes mistakes it for beeing the colour light blue, depending on the lighting. Pretty annoying if you ask me, lol.
Well anyway...i started gessoing the whole paper to prep it for the wet colour later on. Next i added some texture using a stencil and some modelling paste. I also painted the chipboard pieces and gave them two coates of Distress Medium Creasing.
After everything had dried i started mounting all the elements i had picked out.
I followed the sketch pretty close though.
I just love this butterfly. I have had it for ages. Don`t remember which company though. A bit senile you see, lol.
The text is a rub-on. Thought it would go nicely with this LO.
Don`t know if i managed to catch it on camera but i have used clear wink of stella brush on all my flowers to make them look shimmery. I think it has such a beautiful effect on the items covered with it.
All the chippies are from Blue Fern Studios. I just looove their designs.
To finish off the layout i used some pink H2O paint, blended into a thin transparent colour. I then added it around the photo in random places. Also put some onto the stenciled background as well. I just had to be careful so i didn`t get the other papers wet. I think it turned out pretty well. I hope you like it as well.
This will be entered into the Blue Fern Studios April Challenge
Thanks for visiting me today.