Saturday, January 03, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge #18!

This week's Etsy Inspired Challenge is Autumn Russell! Lillian's fun, sketchy style would brighten up any home! Check out the super fun art and use it as inspiration for a piece of art of your own. A card, layout, altered item, the options are limitless! Post a link to your project over in the comments on this thread over at Heart Hugs Designs for a chance to win an amazing piece of artwork, up to $55, from Autumn Russel!!

For my sample, I was inspired by the sketchy look to Lillian's artwork, and decided to try to add a sketchy element to my photo. To do this I printed the photo once on photo paper, in normal color. I then played around with the photo and gave it a sketched look in black an white. I printed the sketched image on vellum and layered the images, with the vellum on top:


Patterned Papers: My Minds Eye

Cardstock: Die Cuts With a View, Bazzil just the Edges, Paper Studio (Vellum)

Tools: Fiskars Treading Water Punch, Cricut Expression with Zoo Baloo Font Cartrige

Embellishments: Thickers Alphabet, Bazzil Brads, Autumn Leaves Buttons


Journaling reads:

Time flies all too swiftly. I look at this sweet photo of a newborn you and smile at your sweetness. In just over a year you have changed so much. You laugh; crawl up the stairs (and back down again); Say "hi" all day long; let us know you are done with your meal by throwing it on the floor; take a few steps; love to play catch...Just for a moment I want to hold on the the past; remember you as the tiny little baby who was dwarfed by a giant stuffed bear; remember the feel of you in my arms, when you fit there so perfectly. For, I know that time does fly, and in no time at all I will be watching you grow into a man.Photo: November 10,2007 Journaling: December 31, 2007


Ryann said...

What a cool idea you had for your inspiration piece this week. I love it!

Fink said...

Love your layout!

Jana said...

great LO and great inspiration.

Andrea Amu said...

Such beautiful journaling!

Alecia said...

VERY cool, love your photo technique!!!

Eli's Lids said...

Found your blog while blog hopping. This is awesome. I really love yellow because it fresh and vintage at the same time!