Tuesday, April 15, 2014

OLW: Life is an Adventure...

I'm so excited because today I am hosting the One Little Word challenge for the first time since I became a design team member!  The word I chose is....

ADVENTURE!

Here's the page I made...
(gesso, tissue, decorative napkins, misc collage papers, acrylic paint, rubber stamps, molotow markers, stencils, stabilo marks all pencil, children's book illustration, and magazine image)


Here's a couple of process photos...
 At first, I had no idea what I wanted to do for this page, so I just started by gessoing the spread, and randomly adding some layers of tape and tissue.  Then I stenciled on some gesso...


Phase 2...
 I added some dylusions spray ink in bubblegum pink, then doodles and words with pencil, then some teal acrylic paint...

 The next step, which I forgot to take a photo of - drat - was to place mask letters of the word adventure on the page, and cover the whole thing with a light coat of gesso.  Remove the mask and you've got the word adventure showing through with all of the color and texture from the background!

Here's the final page again...
all that was left was to add collage elements, paint the rainbow, finish the title and add the journaling.

I would absolutely love it if you came over the One Little Word blog and played along this time!  You can also see what the other design team members created, and find out more about why I chose the word "adventure" for the challenge!  Click here to go to the challenge!

7 comments:

Leintje* said...

Lot of art work, but a BEAUTIFUL result with happy colours!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous Michelle! I love love love the rainbow!!!

My name is Erika. said...

really fun page-love the jumping cat and the little birds on the letters

dawn said...

WOW!! This is awesome and so fun and colorful! I love the way you did the word "adventure" how cool it looks! Lots of happy and bright colors makes this a Michelle page!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

These are such fun pages, Michelle. I love the joy and happiness I feel when I look at them. I hope that I get a chance to play along with the OLW challenge again! I had so much fun with the last one.

lisa_crofts said...

I have to ask what stencil or mask did you use for for the letters. I love this page it looks amazing.

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words!

Lisa - I used Heidi Swapp alphabet masks for the Adventure letters. I tried to find it online for you, but it looks like it's been discontinued. Sorry! Here's a link so you can see them anyways...
http://store.scrapbook.com/hs-hs63706.html