I’m joining two challenges with this layout:
Inkido, where the challenge was to use stenciling and stamping for the background, and
Scrap for Help, where book pages were the thing of the month.
This will be a title page for a travel album, so there is no journaling. I printed the photo in black and white to highlight the skyline and the ironwork on the bridge rail.
I also wanted to try making my own embellishments from scratch. I made the book page flower first, starting from this yoghurt foil lid with a pretty flower pattern.
The lid was like this, but a different colour.
I used decorative scissors to cut circles of book pages in different sizes. Then, to accentuate the borders, I coloured them with a pearlescent chalk ink and Promarkers.
I liked the look of the scraps that were left after cutting the circles, so I decided to use these as well. I glued them onto the page and then used similar circles for one more thing: stenciling partial circles. For this, I used first Distress Inks and then acrylic paints for more vivid colours.
The two other flowers I cut from scraps of my mixed media experiments. The puzzle pieces were first gessoed and then painted with acrylics. Lastly, I wrote the year with a white gel pen.