I love it when I have a challenge as a starting point for a page.
This week I had to get my inspiration from a picture.
I started to look at what I loved about it: 1. The translucent colors reminding me of watercolor. 2. The three primary colors: blue, red and yellow. 3. The golden feel of the sun peeking behind the yellow balloon. 4. The round shapes.
Then I started to think about how I could translate that on a page.
I could have two big circles. One would contain my picture(s), the other, the journaling.
My circles could be stitched and filled with watercolor.
I could add gold accents.
I could use all round shaped embellishments.
Here's what I came up with:
As I was going through my stash in search of a background, I came across this watercolor background I had made months ago!!! It was not perfect for the project but it was fine. (Remember, with the upcoming move, half my scraproom is gone! And I didn't want to start making a mess.)
I traced two circles several times with a pencil and I stitched somewhat near the lines. I didn't erase them afterwards. It's gives dimension, fun and a feel of imperfection. I like that!
I used round shaped embellishments which I filled with gold accents.
I added round ephemera that I had brought back from our trip to Disney: a couple of flairs, a Mickey Mouse sticker and also some paper gold doubloons. Two of them are made of gold foil. PERFECT! :)
I added a couple touches of color (tabs) and some more hand written touches like the little heart up here.
Finally I added a trail of gold stars.
I decided not to write my journaling in one of the circles as I thought I would do at the beginning because I didn't want to fill up these nice breathing spaces.
I hope you like to read about my process.
Maybe you could try it too, to make a page with an image (this image?) as a starting point. If you do try it, please share it with me here, or on the Pretty Little Studio blog post for a chance to win a price.
Good luck! And HAVE FUN!!