05 June 2015

Here and now

Another vacation layout ~ from our trip to Lightning Ridge in 2013:

I used the sketch from C'est Magnifique.  I was also inspired by this lovely Luka Va artwork at ARTastic:

How I met the ARTastic challenge: I used a wood veneer frame, wood patterned paper, and a birdie-design flair.

Derivan Flesh Base acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Mocha acrylic paint
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Click patterned paper
Merci flair
Trinket Track wood veneer frame
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Buckaroo alphabet stickers 
Tsukineko VersaCube - Bark inkpad

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  1. A lovely wood veneer frame! nice background work and a great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining in at ARTastic :)

  2. Gorgeous. Love the earthy look of your page with the pop of green with your flowers. Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at ARTastic this month.

  3. The touch of green really brings your layout to life. Love the bird flair and your frame. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ARTastic

  4. Love the wood veneer frame and the bird flair. A really nice layout. Thank you so much for taking on our challenge at ARTastic.

  5. I am such a fan of big banners like that behind your photo....love the look of them here! And the bird flair...perfect:) Thanks so much for joining us once again at ARTastic:):)

  6. This is a great page. Love the background work and the wood veneer frame looks super. Thanks for joining in with us at ARTastic.

  7. I love your interpretation of the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at ARTastic!

  8. Delightful Karen. The background just looks fabulous. Many thanks for joining in with ARTastic this month.

  9. Great page, Karen. I love the banners you have made and the frame around your photo. They look perfect on your textured background. Thank you for playing along at ARTastic. Cheers, Di

  10. Pretty layout! I like the wood pieces in the background and the lovely frame.
    Thanks for joining the C´est Magnifique June Sketch Challenge.
    xx Evelyn

  11. A really fab and creative page :) Thank you for playing with our challenge at ARTastic :)

  12. Great page! I love the chipboard photo frame and the buttons. Thanks for entering the C'est Magnifique June Sketch Challenge! The winners and featured artists will be announced on July 10th. :D


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