Hello! It's Amy here today, to share a layout I made, with a fun, whimsical and lighthearted feel!
I started by creating my background with mists and watercolors/watercolor pencils. I laid down the harlequin mask, and used black ink to give some contrast. To give some texture, I used the checkerboard mask, and rubbed on some 13 Arts gesso (it's nice and textural/substantial) using my fingers. Adding watercolor over the gesso (once dry) gave a little splash of color as well.
After layering up some papers and fibers, I began to embellish. I painted the cat tails chipboard pieces, adding some moss underneath for a natural look, as well as flowers and the beautiful embellishments, like the dragonflies and bird nest. All of these (and the papers) were in July's Scraps of Darkness kit, "Believe."
I love how this layout shows my quirkiness (I painted myself as a fox for Halloween last year), and my love for gnomes and other great fantasy woodland creatures. :)
Thanks for having a look today, and lots of artsy crafty gnome sparkle blessings are being sent to you!
Stencils- checkerboard, harlequin; Chipboard-Cat Tails
Papers and Embellishments: Scraps of Darkness July Kit, Believe
(BoBunny, Prima Marketing, Renea Bouquets)
Stamps-Viva Las VegaStamps!
Paints-13 Arts, Sakura (watercolor), Faber Castell (watercolor pencil)
Mists-13 Arts, Tattered Angels
Washi Tape-Tim Holtz