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2015-01-16

4 Art !

We hope you don't have any doubts why Art is so important in our lives. ;)
In case you needed some convincing, Riikka expresses it today ever so beautifully!


New year and new adventures!
For the first project for 2015 I wanted to do something colorful and I wanted it to be a layout. The last months of last year I did many altered projects or other mixed media works but what I feel I'm mostly a scrapbooker.
I started recording the lives of my two daughters but recently I have been doing more and more pages about myself or something more abstract. This page goes to that category - the title of the page is "4 Art".


The journaling talks about how making these crafts is my own time, it's a stress-reliever and a battery-charger. Creating keeps me going.
The photo on the page was taken during a workshop held by Alexis Toupet last spring in Paris event called Version Scrap. I also mention how this hobby is also a perfect reason (or an excuse) to travel - I love taking classes and learning new things.

 
I started the page by adding some patterned papers from 7 Dots Studio to the background and then I layered the photo and the embellishments on top. I added some stamping and a few touches of ink through a stencil.

But what I really wanted to incorporate to the page was paint from the Silks line so I added it onto the embellishments and also "framed" them with some shimmering paint.


To add a touch more sparkle to the page, I used the lovely blue glitters from Finnabair's Art Ingredients line.
Lastly, I took out the white Sharpie and doodled on top of the paint layer.


Keep sparkling and creating!
Wishing you a lovely start to the new year and lots of inspiration!

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8 comments:

  1. Looove your work Riikka, always so inspirational !

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  2. Hoooooo beautiful colours !

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  3. Oh this is gorgeous. Love the use of the opposite colors and that watercolor splashiness.

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  4. C'est un bon début d'année, et une magnifique réalisation. Je reconnais bien la touche d'Alexis Toupet pour avoir moi même suivi un atelier avec lui. Merci du partage

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  5. Beautiful layout, Riikka! Love the contrast. The focsl image is gorgeous. Xx

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  6. Beautiful layout and use of colors - very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. It looks amazing. I love it. Thanks for sharing. Johanne Lacombe

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