Saturday, November 15, 2014
Always Inspired by travel - Once Upon a Sketch November challenge
This month's theme at 'Once Upon a Sketch' is 'Inspired by'. This is a great theme to ponder and I am inspired by many things. However, having recently returned from a trip to Los Angeles I coulodn't get past my travel photos and how much I am inspired by new countries and new adventures.
I chose a photo that my daughter took of me on Santa Monica pier. It was Natalie's dream to visit Santa Monica and we had the best day!
I chose a sheet of map paper for my background as it seemed appropriate for my theme. I painted over my focal area with blue acrylic paint to match the blue sea and sky in the photo and I dribbled a little yellow ink through the paint - reminiscent of the sunshine on that gorgeous Californian day.
I used paper strips from my new Crate Paper 'Open Book' collection to mat my photo and a number of the gorgeous rub-ons that complement the collection to 'spice up' the page.
I created my main title from a combination of 'Thickers', alpha stickers and rub-ons and I journaled onto strips which I adhered to the page. Usually I hand-journal but I thought that my handwriting would get lost on the busy background in this case so I printed my story from my MacBook.
Thanks for visiting my blog today - hope that your weekend is going well!