Monday 28 September 2015

Mustang Sally

I have been working on a painting of our wedding, this is one of my favorites.  Its all about the car the wedding party is mingling in the back.  I cheat a little or use a tool how every you want to look at it.  I grid a print out of the picture then grid the canvas this way everything is in proportion, if things are out it will push me over the edge.  This canvas is 3' x 4' so drawing on the grid was a task in itself but the rewards are worth it.

I knew the car had to be right, my husband is a huge mustang fanatic, like knows the year of mustang based on the headlights.  And i nailed it, so proud i am going to brag.

Next crop weekend I am going to finish the headlights and start the people- i think they will be more challenging than the car.

Saturday 12 September 2015

A little Inspiration

Here is a little bit of inspiration for the day. I have been working on a new project that showcases my chipboard- view the cover here.  I love love the cover and have started created the pages for inside.  I decided each page needed sewing and pull outs, I am using metals, ephemera and rub ons from my stash.  I had so much "Stash" that I am able to make 4 kits, yes i know sad.

When i start creating a layout, i pull all the elements i want to use.  Then i play with them until i create a layout i am happy with.  Here is when camera phones come in handy, i take a picture then i can pull everything apart to ink, distress, paint etc..  Then i can use the photo to put the layout back together.

The REVEAL!  I added texture with paint and stencil then doodled around, covered the pockets and added tags inside.  Painted, sanded and inked chipboard, then finished with washi tape.  I sewed the finished layout onto album page.

Now only 8 more paged to go.