Friday, April 4, 2008

Because You're









Here's what I've been doing after I've finished my last fairy tag. This is a layout about Ryan being a prince to me and his dad. I've always wanted to challenge myself in creating a black and white layout. I've actually thought of using a black and white photograph of Ryan but I just can't resist to try the effect with a colour photograph instead. I think it worked out quite well.

Here are the steps to it.

1) I've used the
"Printing with Corrugated Paper" technique to created the visual matting on the right of the photograph.

2) I've also used the
"Dual Tones and Layer Stitching" technique on the circular curve in the background. I've actually masked and stamped the outer layer of the curve.

3) Since I don't have many pattern papers in Black and White. I just have to create them. I've created the whole border strip on the bottom of the page. I've even created all the chipboard circles and the photo corners. They're painted, stamped, layered and doodled.

4) I've also created that crown myself. I've been wanting to sue some of the Maya Road's crowns and tiara's chipboard but could not find it. Therefore, I just have to create it myself using heavy card stock and add some bling and stamping to it. I've also glossed it.

5) All the flowers and flourishes are hand doodled on white and black card stock and cut it out. They're attached onto the layout using some foam adhesive for dimensions. The huge flower is created out of corrugated paper and transparency.

6) The circle journaling on the top right of the layout had been created using Microsoft Words and later cut and paste onto a transparency using foam adhesives. The transparency had been painted and doodled on the edges and stamped using solvent ink.

This had been a very difficult challenge for me as most of you know how much I love to play with colours. Hope it will inspire some of you to try it out.

Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basic Papers, Pattern Papers: 7Gypsies, Rocky Mountain, Ink: Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, ColorBox, Staz On and Memories, Rub-ons: Urban Lily, Basic Grey, Stamps: MakingMemories, Autumn Leaves, Brads: Making Memories, Others: Zig pens, uni-ball signo gel pen, paint marker, acrylic paint, flowers, crackle accents (Ranger Ink), blings, transparency, ribbons, eyelets.

17 comments:

Tesa said...

That is beautiful!!! Love the contrast between the black and white and the warm pretty photo of R!!!! AND WOW; those cut out doodled (?) flowers are to die for!

StrawberryPia said...

This is amazing!! Love that you´ve only used black and white! The photo pops out of the lo!!! The doodling is TRULY out of this world as the crown!!! Thanks for all the inspiration!

AgilityIG said...

Irene this is gorgeous!!! I think it was the right decision to use the color photo (and it's a great pic of Ryan!). The b/w really makes his picture pop off the page. Love it!!

inara said...

gorgeous!!

Kristina said...

This is just amazing. And you create lot of the stuff yourself? Here I was hoping it was something i could buy. :P How do you make the transparency flower? How do you decorate?

Kristina.

Dolores said...

Irene this is a beautiful layout!

Em said...

Just completely amazing! I am so in awe of your talent, love this!

Linda Elbourne said...

I fell over your blog while blog hopping - I say fell over because I could n't just hop on your beautiful work. Your scrapping is so intricate you go from one amazing technique or part of a page to another. I have totally fallen in love with your work - amazing. TFS

Jennie Dove said...

All I can say is WOW. Your artwork is Amazing...every piece. I am curious....do you actually put them in a scrapbook that will flaten them out...or do you frame them. I am in AWE! Just beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration......

debbiefitz said...

Wow, so much beautiful detail on this layout. Thanks so much for participating in the Dreamgirls' first challenge!

michelle said...

Truly amazing ! your creativity truly shines in your work if only i had a 1/4 of your talent i would feel blessed ! thankyou for sharing such outstanding creations !!

dragonflys said...

irene what can i say but GORGEOUS.
The color photo is so perfect i think a b/w photo would have been lost in the detail.
That zig zag stitching is truly amazing i will be lifting this for sure lol
Ryan is so gorgeous this photo.

LaY hOoN said...

This is really gorgeous !
I really do like your black and white LO. Beautiful !

ULLA said...

This is amazing, once again you have surprised me. I love the stitching. Warning for scraplifting!!

ulrika_m said...

You are such an artist. I love this layout.

just lisa said...

WOW!! Great job!! Thanks for doing the dreamgirls challenge!!

Glenda Tkalac, Canada said...

Thanks for playing along Irene, this is beautiful!!

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