Friday, May 11, 2012

CSI #18
Bloom & Grow

Hi everyone, I have just finished my layout for #18 over at CSI.
Now from the "Evidence" criteria I have used four things. Flowers plus a  large oversized flower, leaves, for something "twisted" I have twisted some of the vines. For the "Testimony" part of the criteria I used two of the inspiration words, ie Growth & Bloom as well as I added a  flower to my little journalling tag.

For my background, which took about four  hours to do,  & the photos absolutely do NOT do it any justice, it is all gold & shimmery, but unfortunately that doesn't show up, I have gone crazy & used loads of gesso, impasto medium, several different coloured mists, paint, inks & stamping. I do so love these techniques for the background which I learnt in some online classes taught by the super talented Solange Marques. If you look close at the background you will see the detail I'm talking about.

I finished the background off with a gorgeous "Irredescent Gold" Glimmermist. I love the way it gives the entire background a lovely gold shimmer.

I have also used one of the NEW Dusty Attic chippie doors which I have given a Faux woodgrain look too. With the door & the flowers I was trying to create a whole garden look!!
Thanks for stoppin by.  Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo