Friday, May 7, 2010

TCR + Prima + Ingvild's sketch

Wow... when The Color Room launch the new palette this morning. I had to dive in and try. And I am marrying a sketch from Ingvild Bolme's weekend Sketch#2. HERE You got to check out her blog. My favorite scrapper. She has good techniques.... but what I really love is her composition. It's not only about good 'decorations' ...... piling on the scrappy stuff... she tells the story of the subject thru design, color, emotions as well. See and you know why.

Here's mine: BEAM

I made my own background.

Will share a tutorial next time. I brush some gesso on white cardstock. Then I dab diluted green paint (the shade I wanted)... and use a kitchen towel to wipe it off as I dab. This gives it a light color kiss effect. Then after it dries, I use a dry brush and brush with light pink. I chose to work with Prima Flight of Fancy papers.... perfect colors for this challenge. Add flowers, pearl swirls and chipboards. Pop some butterflies for dimensions. I am loving these combinations. Some close up shots: This mauve flower is my fave! Love the texture, love the jewel centre. So vintage....... so girly at the same time. It's like a brooch I find at my grandma's purse. These swirls are my fave because there are little rosebuds on them. And the felt vines are perfect color contrasts with the pinks. Thanks for dropping by!

11 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

Wendy you RULE!!! Thanks for doing our palette, hee hee, fantastic layout, seriously, all these Prima goodies!!! Total gorgeousness!!!

Blue Banana said...

WOW! This is stunning! You did Prima proud, my dear! I totally love the background.

Pearl said...

awesome take on Ingvild's sketch !!!!
You make it look so effortless how everything came together perfectly & beautifully, Wendy!

Tomoko said...

Lovely layout Wendy!!!! Love all the colors!!!!!!! Gorgeous as usual!!!

Ingvild Bolme said...

Waaaoo! This is simply stunning! Love, love, LOVE your details and use of colours! And I also LOVE the fact that you used my sketch for this amazing LO, but you made it to your own, fliped it and made a special and beautiful design. THANK YOU so much for sharing your really great take on the sketch! And thank you so much for your very sweet words about my work! ;o)

shaggyfish said...

love the gesso effects on the background! you rock!
happy mother's day, wendy!
cant wait to see yr mini too :)

Tanya Tahir said...

So beautiful! I love your take on the palette and all the details in your page are stunning! Thanks so much for visiting my humble little blog and your kind words :)

Aida Haron, Singapore said...

It's beautiful Wendy !!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Stunning page, Wendy! I love that background technique and love the gorgeous flowers and photo arrangement. LOVELY!!

Dee Dee said...

Gorgeous layered goodness. Can't wait to get details on the background. :)

Trudi said...

Absolutely devine layout Wendy and congrats on being featured at TCR