This summer has been exceptionally chilly in Finland. I guess they said on the local news that the current temperatures are similar to normal September temperatures. SEPTEMBER! Come on, it's only July, Finland is closed and on vacation, and we're supposed to be enjoying from sunny and warm summer days!
Well, as a paper crafter I haven't suffered from the rainy weathers too much. When the weather has been too wet or cold to go out, I've sat down by my crafting table, pulled out my patterned papers, paints, inks and embellishments and started crafting. I've made scrapbooking layouts, a few cards, coloured with my markers, and sketched and painted on my art journal. I have to say that It's been a while since I've drawn and sketched this much, lol!
I wanted to show you one of the layouts I've made last week. For this I used the new Sketchabilities sketch #143. It really got my creative juices flowing:
The dark background was first covered with clear gesso which allowed me to use wet media on my project i.e. white acrylic paint as watercolour. Once the paint was dry I added some stamped patterns and turquoise lines with acrylic paint (using the edge if an old credit card as an applicator).
Background paper is from American Crafts / DIY Shop collection.
Grey leaves are cut with Silhouette Cameo...
... and golden title text is from American Crafts Thickers set.
The contrast between dark background and white paint was pretty strong, so I thought the layout did not need too many embellishments nor additional elements. And I have to say that I'm pretty happy with how my page turned out!
I hope my layout got your creative juices flowing! More inspiration is available in Sketchabilities blog; just follow this link to see all the amazing layouts by the Design Team.
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