Lisa Valentine is our host for January. She picked the colors for our storyboard and picked the sketch by Begahunna for inspiration. See the Rules below.
This is my layout for this months challenge. I chose a few techniques that can be found in the forums at Swirlydoos.
Masking is one of the easiest and most beautiful way to jazz up a plain piece of card stock. I chose to use a piece of white 12x12 Bazzill cardstock from the add on cardstock kit and use stencling/masking. The stencil I chose from my collection is from a wonderful company I recently discovered called Layers of Color. They offer the most beautiful stamps, and stencils as well as embellishments and dies to match their stamps. I chose to use the Vintage Medallion Art Stencil for my background. Layers Of Color is taking a new direction and is having a fantastic sale right now!! But there is excitement in the air for the future and the wonderful designs!! A wonderful transition is happening right now.
I used Distress ink with a foam applicator to go all around the page. I love the look. You could use gesso or clear embossing for a different look. So many possibilities.
Some of the techniques I used on my page are the decorative punched Circle, How to Hand Dye Vintage Seam Binding to make Crinkle Ribbon Tutorial, and stenciling with distress ink. The butterflies are a down load from the Butterflies thread in the forums.
I used Glimmer Mist to add color to the white flowers from the add on flower kit. I also painted the berries spray so that it matched everything else. My blue color inspiration came from the blue cardstock and the crystal flourishes in the kit.
Here is the inspiration sketch that Begahunna created for us from a former kit. We love her sketches so much and they are so versatile. I use them over and over again and always get different results!
So give SwirlyHues a whirl this month and check out what the design team has done. You will surely be inspired.
2) You must interpret the sketch provided.