Friday, 27 June 2014

Continues to Bloom....

This layout is made from the 12x12 paper the Optimist collection from Prima Marketing.  Instead of framing the photo, I did a bit of fuzzy cutting and applied gesso the photo edge to create a seamless transition between the photo and the chalkboard paper. I used some pencil colors to extend the grass and also the sky.

This layout is for my line dance teacher who has started line dance as part of her exercise program and subsequently branching into teaching and creating Senipadu Youtube channel to allow the students to revise the dances from the class.   With each years, she gains more followers from all over the world and also inspires others to dance to a healthier life through her unique dancing style. 

The base of this layout is a cork board.  On the front, I used one of the paper that has the caption "Bloom" and cut out some of the wordings from another piece to reflects her "journey".  I cut out some flowers from cotton cloth using Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and painted with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Bluish Green Flowers - Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Red - Victorian Velvet, Fired Brick, Yellow - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade Orange , and tints of Peled Paint).  

I used another paper in the collection to create a chalkboard on the other side.  She will be able to  capture comments or personal notes as throughout her "dance" journey.

Hope this provides some ideas on how to use chalkboard pattern.  Thanks for stopping by.

Mee Foon