January 18, 2018

2018 Power Word "Serenity" Layout

Happy New Years everyone, hope 2018 is starting off for you wonderful ! I am up on Art Anthology's blog today with a new project inspired by our January mood board. 
I thought long and hard for my power word for 2018 and decided on "Serenity".  I've never been one for resolutions but rather inspired by a power word for the year. After all we can all use a little serenity..right? 
My background was started by enhancing the paper with stencils using paints either sponged on or using a spatula. 
Flowers used are from 49 & Market and they are beautiful but I did need to tint them to the correct hue needed for the layout. So I used my Colorations sprays by Art Anthology to achieve this. Then using prills and seed beads to the stamens and centers of the flowers for interest. 
Sorbet and Velvet paints were also splattered on the flowers just for a bit more texture as well as cheesecloth was dyed with the paint as well for filler. 
Wishing you a "2018" filled with love, joy, and serenity.... be sure to join in on the fun with us with our mood board and post it on Art Anthology's facebook page HERE  to inspire all. 
Entering this in the following creative challenges: 
Frilly and Funky- 2018 The Year Of
Mixed Media Monthly #44- Ring In The New Year (my power word chosen for 2018)
For your enjoyment I have prepared a Snapguide tutorial below. 


Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely stunning and such gorgeous colours!! Thanks so much for adding this to our Mixed Media Monthly January challenge

Sara Barker said...

What a knockout of a layout! Your colors are beautiful, and work perfectly for your mood board! You have made a stunning design to depict your word for 2018. Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs! Sara Emily

Cec said...

This is gorgeous. The word Serenity usually brings soft pastel colours to my mind but I love how you have gone bright and cheerful. I think happiness can bring serenity and this layout is happy. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

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