First, I was inspired by the mood board from Scrap Around The World. I especially liked the black and white image of the child clinging to an adult's hand. This is what inspired my photo choice for this layout. It also inspired me to convert my photo to black and white before printing it. I think black and white photography conveys a timeless, sentimental feeling--perfect for this page.
|image source: http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.com/2013/09/september-2013-challenge-5-bold-graphic.html|
I decided not to limit my layout to a black and white palette, though. I thought that my B&W photo would stand out more if it were matted on colored paper. I drew color inspiration from a box of (yummy!) jasmine tea. I loved the watery blueish purples and the smudgy green-golds of the artwork on the box, so I used these colors on my page.
For design inspiration, I used the September sketch from Berry 71 Bleu.
|image source: http://berry71bleu.blogspot.com/2013/09/september-challenge-sketch-plus-mixed.html|
This month Berry 71 Bleu is also requiring participants to use mixed media in their projects. Here are some detail shots of my mixed media work on this page:
|stamping with green acrylic paint and bubble wrap|
|wax resist borders with crayons & watercolor paint|
|adding shading & detail with colored pencils|
|masking with alphabet stickers & Distress Marker|
|stenciling with Distress Stickles (chunky glitter glue) & negatives left over from used stickers|
|stamping with archival ink|
|crackle glaze edging on photo (tinted with watercolor paints)|
And that's about it! Now that we've examined all the little details on the photo, I'll close with an image of the whole layout, to refresh your memory. Take care and have a great day!