Saturday, February 28, 2015

DLP2015 Week 8 - Repeat, Repeat, BULLSEYE

I ran three different approaches through my head for this weeks DLP Challenge:
Art Challenge: Repeating Elements
Journal Prompt: It's Worth Repeating
Finally settled on the use of circles and squares. I had come across this circle technique last year thanks to Mary Brack.

Not thrilled with my initial background but I had "committed" so time to make lemonade!
Here are the circle incorporated into my layout...
I found this Amazon Woman image ages ago and sadly can not give credit for source. She made me think of the bulls eye looking at all those circles LOL.
So here it is - neither love it or hate it. On to next week. Enjoy. Jewels

Sunday, February 15, 2015

DLP 2015 Week 7 - Cover the Good Stuff

Can you believe we are half way through February already! Holy smokes... Anyway, the challenge this week was Cover Up Good Stuff and the prompt was Going Undercover...I have to say I was not thrilled with this week's challenge. But I think that is to be expected. We are not all going to like every week. The funny thing is - I quite unintentionally ended up doing it anyway lol.
You can see my background which I actually quite liked (ignore the orange leaf - I was experimenting :)  ). I used one of those round plastic scrubbers for cleaning dishes to get the scratched effect using gesso mixed with acrylic paint. Lots of stamping and painting.  (Sorry about all my pics - none are spot on with the real colour)
I've been pulling pages from my old magazines and found this one in McCalls. What's amazing is that it was painted in 1502 by Albrecht Durer. I got inspired to frame him in a vintage picture frame so he covers a good chunk of my nice background. The “tree” beside him is packing material. 
Yes that is the title of a chapter from an old science book. They were covering how the brain of animals work (or at least how they thought it did back in the 1930s LOL).
In the background you can see “asemic writing” (google it) that Leslie introduced me to last year. I like to believe he is thinking too himself about his next meal, the wily fox chasing him, whether or not I can see him :). Great for filling in space and good practice for a couple of postcards I am working on for a swap with Jo and Lenna.
I was going for the effect of deep in the forest by a stream with light dabbling through. Not sure if I quite got it but it was a lot of messy fun….and pretty sure I am going to regret that button when I start next week’s page!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

DLP 2015 Weeks 5 (What Lies Beneath) and 6 (LAYERS)

oops forgot to post last week - oh well, I am showing off on Facebook and Flickr so I think most of my peeps have seen these via other channels LOL...
Week 5 challenge was to use "under papers" on your journal pages. Tried a few things and practiced my "writing". 
I really did not have any so used a colorful left over baby wipe instead - that's the background of my ooh la la miss. 
She is a "play" on the theme "What lies Beneath". :)
Week 6 and a new month. 
February Theme
Layers You Will Love!
February 7
Art Challenge:  When Not To Stop
Journal Prompt:  "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough!" (Ooh)
I had several ideas until I finally settled on doing a "grunge" layer look this week. I found her in a 1950's life magazine and used the acrylic paint transfer technique from McElroy and Wilson book Image Transfer Workshop (see other examples here and here). She really turned out quite well - it is one of those techniques you just never know if it will work! 
I thought the old Victorian card matched well and I really did not want to do any writing this week ...

All in all another pretty good week for DLP! Enjoy. Jewels