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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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  1. Looove your work Riikka, always so inspirational !

  2. Hoooooo beautiful colours !

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

  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

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

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

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


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