Monday, September 30, 2013

Togetherness (SATW & T-Tues & B71B)

Hello, everyone!  Today I have a single-photo layout called "Togetherness" to share with you.  About the photo I wrote this journaling: "It doesn't show where we are...  It doesn't show what we did...  Funny, but this is my favorite picture from vacation.  It shows the love between son and father.  Duluth 2013."  I wanted to create a special layout to showcase this special photo, so I ended up drawing inspiration from three different sources.

Supplies: black cardstock from Pioneer; B/W dotted paper & gold argyle paper from Vintage Street Market: starry paper from Jillibean Soup; gold tone-on-tone ticket paper from Echo Park; tiny alphabet stickers & pre-made gold die cuts from Lily Bee; negative heart stickers & gold paper banner from Simple Stories; stamps, ledger paper, & lavender dotted paper from My Mind's Eye; tickets from Jenni Bowlin True Vintage; die & cutting machine from Ellison; larger alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; upcycled postage stamps, envelope fragment, & bubble wrap; watercolor paint from Angora; acrylic paint from Deco Art; Distress Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Distress Marker, & crackle glaze from Ranger; thread from DMC; assorted colored pencils; Crayola crayons; stamping ink from Hero Arts; ribbon from Scrapbook Fantasies; colored staples from Target.

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!


23 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Hey Denise! Thanks for visiting my blog:):) I used to do that all the time, checking out what others were doing from the challenge side bars...it's FUN:):):) you've done a Lovely job on this one- specially like your mixed media work.....I must check out berry71bleu next challenge ...they have some great ones:):):)

Denise Price said...

^ Seeing other people's interpretations of challenges is part of the fun for me. :) I always try to visit the blogs of at least 3 other participants for each challenge that I play along with. Sometimes I visit people I "know," and other times I just visit people whose projects make me want to say "Wow! Great job."

Gayle Price said...

What a fantastic page. I love your photo choice and can see how the mood board has influenced you. So many wonderful details to look at. I had to smile when you mentioned the inspiration for your colours came from a packet of tea....isn't it just a wonderful thing when the simplest of objects can spark our creative decisions. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at Scrap Around The World this month.....and thanks too for being such a great team player and leaving some love for other participants, we love to see this.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As a mixed media artist, I can certainly appreciate that wonderful layout. Although I'm not a scrapbooker, this spread was a perfect meld of mixed media and photography.

I confess, when I first saw the photo, it didn't dawn on me that it was in black and white. The background and ephemera were all so colorful, black and white was the PERFECT choice for this spread. The photo took on a life of its own as a result. To say I love it would be an understatement.

Of course, I loved how you used the tea container (package) as your color inspiration. Everything came together so well as a result. And thanks for sharing it for T today.

Ann Dolina said...

Super sweet photo Denise! I love the wavy "togetherness" title too!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Super cool page! I love all the fun elements you added. The photo is fantastic! I'm going to have to try using Stickles with my stencils. I love the look! Thanks for joining the challenge at Berry71Bleu!

Keren Tamir said...

Love that picture DEnise and Love the idea with the stamp!! fabulous LO!! thanks for joining us at SATW!!

Norma Gomez said...

That is such a sweet photo and your layout is just perfect for it. Thanks so much for joining the Sept Berry71Bleu Challenge :D

Patricia said...

What a beautiful phoot for a wonderful layout... All is beautiful !

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Black and white helps this picture stand out on this awesome page. I loved seeing all the texture and details--especially the postage stamps which I often use, too!

~*~Patty S said...

You've given that precious photo and memory a beautiful place to be with the page you created!
Happy October...
oxo

Divers and Sundry said...

what fond memories that photo must bring back! and what a special way to highlight it.

see you there! said...

Really nice work. I like how your tea box inspired you and tied the post to T stands for Tuesday.

Darla

Halle said...

Fantastic scrapbook page! Love the b&w photo with the colorful page. Duluth is so great...hard not to have good memories from there.
Happy Tuesday.

Dianne said...

Totally adorable photo and gorgeous layout! Love that you included recycled stamps and other scraps...what a treasure this is!

Kay Fatula said...

Nice combination of colors & design. I liked the story behind this page--it's a really cute photo. Great take on the challenge & sketch. Thanks for joining us at Berry71Bleu!

Krisha said...

Wonderful mixed media LO, love the crackle along the edge of the photo. Great idea.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy T-day

dawn said...

How true this is in pictures, I do this all the time. Love seeing a story in them that others wouldn't see and what we see from our hearts.

LOVE THIS!

Ariel said...

Your layout is so bright and colorful.It is so lovely.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh wow, Denise! Your post is so full of wonderful and amazing art work! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us, my friend!

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful & meaningful details throughout Denise :) Thanks for playing at Scrap Around The World again!!

MARILYN said...

Sweet photo and fantastic page Denise! Thanks for joining us at Berry71Bleu!

Lynette said...

Lovely layout Denise. I see that you won a prize over at Scrap around The World. Congratulations! !!