Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ready to Run

This is my second page using UmWow's June sketch, and since it has feet in it, I'll be linking it up over at S.W.A.T. Scrap Warriors for their drill #34, Happy Feet.

I'm still working on the whole grunge look - not sure I like this layout, though. I think it has a little too much gesso and paint and maybe not enough other elements.  (I sprayed some shimmer mist on the page but the color wasn't quite right so I tried to cover it up with more gesso and orange paint to better match my running shoes.)
I haven't run in about 20 years, but I've decided it's time to try and get back into shape.  So, I'm "ready to run".

I used Nature Walk paper and UmWow gear chipboard dipped in black and white gesso.  Title is black sparkly alphabet stickers.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

UmWowStudio June Challenge

There's another monthly sketch challenge at UmWowStudio:
I'm continuing to add to my first album and this page features a pic of my daughter and me right after coming home from a special weekend trip we made recently, to learn about the use of copic art markers.  (She completed both copic designer classes and I managed to finish the first - now to practice what I've learned!)

I followed the sketch pretty closely, trying to add more ink and gesso splatters than I usually manage to do. The doily is the small one from UmWow with the center cut out.  I also used the outer ring from various stamps by VLVS to create the circles.  An UmWow flair, twine and heat embossed sentiment finish off the page.  Papers are from the Nature Walk collection.
Thanks for taking a look!