Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Motivated by the Color Room

Supplies: confetti cardstock by Wausau Paper; die cuts and mini alpha-numeric stickers by Lily Bee; chipboard by Studio G; foam stickers by Darice; pen by Zig; ink by Hero Arts; ribbon upcycled from old giftwrap.

Hello!  Today is the first day of school for most children in my state.  So, I decided to write a school-related post today.  The layout you see above has photos of the art projects that my son created during the 2010 school year.  Taking photos of the projects was a great way to reduce their size (all were larger than 12x12") and fit them in my scrapbook.  However, the photos lack the dimension and texture that the original pieces of art had.  I tried to make up for this by choosing dimensional, textured embellishments for my layout...

The foam stickers give a playful, youthful feel to the page.  They also add lots of dimension.

The chipboard title adds further dimension.

The grosgrain ribbon, die-cuts, and mini alphas in the subtitle bring in different types of textures.

I labeled each of the works of art, noting both subject matter and medium.  I am so impressed with the level of art education available in schools today.  When I was in elementary school, most of the art projects I did revolved around cutting and pasting construction paper.  But my son is already creating portraits, still lifes, and imaginary landscapes.  And he is using chalk pastels (aka soft pastels), oil pastels (aka cray pas), and watercolors!  I'm kind of jealous!  Why couldn't I make these types of art projects when I was his age???  :)

All the colors I used in this layout were inspired by this week's palette (#126) at the Color Room.  Although I love bright colors, the specific bright colors featured this week are not my go-to colors (I prefer warmer colors like red and orange, and neutral colors like denim and coffee.)  But seeing this palette on the Color Room site reminded me that I do have some supplies in these colors, and I felt motivated to use them.  That is one of the things I love about the Color Room--it helps me use up my stash!

I hope that your week is off to a good start.  Happy scrapping! 


Elaine said...

These are so sweet and so creative your son has done so well this year Hugs Elaine

Angi said...

It's so fun to capture your son's art projects in a creation. :)

Helen Tilbury said...

What a fun page Denise! I agree challenge sites are great for getting all that stash used up!!

Lynette said...

Denise, this is a wonderful way to showcase your son's art projects.

Patricia Roebuck said...

Wow, I wish I had art like that when I was in school! Love what you did with the layering!