There's a new challenge just started at Let's Scrap, and it's a photo inspiration theme this week.
Here is the photo to inspire you:
The challenge is to take 3 elements from the photograph and interpret them onto your LAYOUT
This is what I created :
The sketch I followed is 5-5-13 from Let's Scrap
The inspiration I used : As it is a cloister, I used an architectural drawing (of an old monastery) as my background; the dark green foliage; the mysterious darkness underneath the arches translated into the darkness under the shrubs in the photographs; the roughness of the stones I translated into the distressed edges; and the weathering on the stones I translated into the distressing on the roses in the top right hand corner.
The inspiration photograph had a very romantic, fairy tale feel to it. I thought of love, romance, pretty princesses and castles (cue Taylor Swift singing ""), and a sweeter love story than that of my son Nicholas and and his beautiful princess, Storm, has yet to be written.
To create my 8 x 8 layout, I used the following :
green CS base
print of an old monastery for the background
darkk green cardstock
printed pink cardstock
pink cardstock mats
sewn on sequins and beads
Here are some close-ups:
|distressed roses, lace and sewn on sequins and beads|
|I hand embroidered a basket using raffia and added some sewn on sequins and beads|
|the end of the lace tie, with hand sewn sequins and beads|
In the close up pics you can see the distressed edges more clearly, and this wonderful effect is created by using a tool not traditionally meant for papercrafts .... but works like MAGIC ......
Yes - a seam ripper!!!! That's my secret tool ... now you know too! Cheap, quick and easy AND super effective!!