keskiviikko 22. heinäkuuta 2015

For a long time

The VivaLasVegaStamps July moodboard has a tan-pink colour scheme and asks (among other things) for ladies, stripes, vintage and bold. I am also posting for the Paperartsy challenge (time).

This spread is in an altered book I've been working on since May. I am collecting favourite and fun quotes, adding some stamping, doodling and colour -trying to make the pages look nice, but keeping to one layer so the book doesn't get any thicker than it originally was. The sentiment has been written with a Micron pen, the stamp is from VivaLasVegaStamps, the clock stencil from TCW and everything was coloured with Derwent coloursoft pencils and a white Sharpie. I remember being bothered by the text of the book when I worked on the first couple of pages, but then I started to see the text as lines that help to space the letters for the quote -it works surprisingly well. I had been wondering what to do on the background of this spread. When I saw this post on the Paperartsy blog, I decided to try out a clock stencil, but with coloured pencils. Didn't work very well, but gave me a base I could continue doodling on, and the result is what I was looking for.

just the text and stamp
coffee coloured pencil through a stencil...
didn't really work very well, the stencil was so intricate.
enforced the stenciled images with free hand,
added white sharpie and shading to the letters
got carried away with the colouring so that I forgot
to take inbetween pictures... 
It's amazing what a difference the shading does to a page like this. I've added depth and more black to the shades three times, and still feel it wouldn't be spoiled by a bit more!

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