Friday, May 24, 2013

Another Cat Page (B71B/OUAS)

Hi, everyone!  Earlier this month I wrote about a cat album that I've started.  Here is a new page that I've made for it.  It's called "2 Sisters."

Supplies: patterned papers & alphabet stickers by Basic Grey; chipboard (positive & negative) by October Afternoon; die cut by Archivers; acrylic paint by Plaid; watercolor paint by Angora; gliter by Ranger; corner punch by Creative Memories; cardstock by Pulp; twine by Crystal Palace; string by DMC; staples by Target; pen by Zig; colored pencils by assorted manufacturers.



This page was inspired by Berry71Bleu (and Once Upon a ... Sketch) where the challenge is to make a page using chipboard, a number (in either the title or journaling), and the sketch shown above.  You can see that I used a chipboard tag with the number 2 as part of my title.  But I also used chipboard in another way on my page...


The negative pieces from a partially-used chipboard sheet served as a guide for my watercolor painting.  As you see from the photo above I used empty circles to guide the placement of my painted dots.  I also created a row of charcoal-colored circles by filling in the chipboard negatives with paint, as you see from the photo below.


I added further interest to the background of my page by placing a used Basic Grey alphabet sticker sheet under my page and coloring with colored pencils.


Above you see my two cuddly cuties, Tina and Shadow.  Some of the background details are also visible here.  You can see the pencil work and the watercolor that I already wrote about, and you can also see that I did some string printing with acrylic paint.


After I was done printing with it, I coiled up the string and used it as a page embellishment.  Tina and Shadow both loved to play with string, so it seems especially appropriate for this layout.


I also cut some paint-covered shapes from the cardstock that I had used as a top sheet during the string printing process.  These shapes, along with some glittery Stickles, served as the finishing touches for my page.

Creating this page was a joyful process, and I'm happy I could share it with you.  Take care, and have a great weekend!

18 comments:

IrinaR said...

До чего же интересно делаешь LO Denise!

June Houck said...

I admire you for jumping into the mixed media techniques! I am so hesitant to try; wish you lived closer :)

I loe the blues and greens!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Your watercolor work is beautiful, Denise!

Carol L said...

What a pretty background for those sweet kitties! Very pretty and creative!!

Aline Fonseca said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Denise! Such wonderful combination of colors! Perfect!!!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Love the creativity, the artsy look, and those cuties!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

What a gorgeous page, Denise. Thanks for sharing your prayer request. I'll be praying for this family and for your community as you deal with this tragic loss. ~ Blessings, Tracey

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ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

How resourceful of you, Denise, to create such awesome stencils for your background :)
Thank you for playing along with Berry71Bleu!

Svetlana Austin said...

this is so bright and as always incredibly creative, Denise! your background rocks!
thank you for being such a loyal supporter of OUAS once again!

Marivic Clifton said...

What an awesome technique! Very nice and colorful Page!Thanks for sharing with us at berry71bleu.

Lean de Ruiter said...

Cool again love your background work and sweet kitties..
byebye,Lean

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Great techniques! Love the arty look!!! :D

Salla said...

Love your Cat sisters layout, with so many cool techniques and embellishments according to the theme! Also thank you for joining the followers of my blog.

Debbie said...

Love the background and techniques you used! Thanks for joining us at Berry71bleu!

Bellaidea said...

Very cute page!Thank you so much for playing with Berry 71 Bleu challenge!

jeanie g said...

Love this mixed media approach to the challenge Denise, and your kitties are too gorgoeous. Do you get the same thrill as me when watercolour does it's own thing and produces beautiful patterns? It looks like it. Great work.

Patricia said...

this backround is fabulous !

MARILYN said...

Looove your background work, Denise!! And Tina & Shadow are adorable! Very creative! Thanks for playing along with Berry71Bleu!