2017年1月9日月曜日

Good Vibes

 
I'm feeling really crafty this year!! I made a layout for ARTastic's January Challenge. The inspiration is this painting, Sydney Night by Ken Done. CRITERIA is a CITY theme.

今年は創作意欲が溢れてます!どんどん作ってます♪ 今日のレイアウトは、この絵からインスピレーションを頂いたもの!テーマは、都会。

 
I was inspired by the black background and all the bright colors.
One of my aims this year is to create various types of layouts...Getting out my comfort zone and try new techniques, use paper I usually don't use, try new colors and so on. Using a black cardstock for my background is one of them.
 
I used pictures of my daughter when we went to Okinawa. It was quite warm although it was winter, and we were enjoying shopping in Naha City.
 
I first didn't know how to use this black background...it was SO black. I decided to use a mist to soften the blackness. I sprayed the Perfect Pearls Mist on most of the card stock and when it drys, it creats a pearlescent shimmer! Then I used a stencil and Dazzlerz paste (foiled again) and let it dry. I painted some colors on top of it to make a neon color, and flicked some white acrylic paint over it.
I sprayed mists on mistable diecuts and layered transparent pieces and stapled them. I popped up one of the pictures and the title, tied ribbons on tags, decorated with flairs and acrylic shapes. To be honest I didn't really know how this layout will turn out, but I'm satisfied and happy how it is:)
It was really fun to try something new!
 
黒い背景とネオンカラーが目に飛び込んできたので、トライすることに。
今年の目標は色々なタイプのレイアウトを作ること。得意分野からたまには離れて、新しいテクニックを試してみたり、普段使わない色やペーパーを使ったり。黒い背景もその一つです。
 
沖縄に行った時の写真を使いました。1月だけどとても暖かく、娘は上着を脱いで半袖で走り回ってました。旅行最終日で、那覇の国際通りでショッピング。
 
最初はこの真っ黒な背景をどうしようか悩みました。とりあえず少し色を和らげたかったので、パールミストを全体にふりかけてみました。乾くとパールのような光り方をします。次に、ステンシルとシルパーのペースト状絵の具で模様をつけ、乾いた後に色をのせて、ネオンカラーに。その後全体に白アクリルを歯ブラシにのせて指で飛ばしてます。わかりにくいけど少しやわらかい雰囲気になります。ダイカットに色をつけ、トランスパレンシーを重ねてホッチキスで留めました。写真1枚とタイトルはポップアップし、タグにリボンをつけ、ブラッズやアクリルのエンベリで飾って完成!
正直、どんなレイアウトに仕上がるか不安でしたが、満足です!いい感じ!新しいことにトライするのって楽しい♪






The Challenge is open til the end of January. Have fun!!
Thank you for visiting:)

チャレンジの締め切りは1月末日です。皆さんも楽しんでね♡
訪問してくださり、ありがとうございます。

Natsuko xxx



11 件のコメント:

  1. You have created a lovely layout. And what a wonderful goal to set yourself, its always good to challenge ourselves and step out of our comfort zones.

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  2. Great work Natsuko, your layout looks fantastic. Love your background.😀

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  3. Your background is amazing - what a wonderful page. Thank you for playing along with us at ARTastic.

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  4. Amazing work. I love how you've used paints to create such a vibrant background. Thanks for joining in the ARTastic challenge!

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  5. Sooo cool! Great work! I love your background and colors...the way they blend together is so fantastic! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at ARTastic! :)

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  6. So pretty!!! love this colors! Thanks for playing along at ARTastic!

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  7. Your page is beautiful, Natsuko! You used the black background really clever. Love all the bright color strikes!
    Thank you for playing along with us at ARTastic.
    Evelyn xx

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  8. Just loving your background and can totally see where you got your inspiration from. Thank you so much for joining in at ARTastic this month.

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  9. Love this!!! Gorgeous page indeedly!!! Many Thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic 😊 Anna xo

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  10. Beautiful layout! The embellishments are fun and your mixed media is on point. Thanks for creating with us at ARTastic!

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