How are all of you today? I'm excited for so many reasons - one of them being my first collection with 13@rts has just been released (yay!). You can find them in the store very soon, after we have revealed the rest of the new releases for this season. Here's a peak at it:
A collection, with my name on it! How cool is that! In time to come, I'll explain a little bit more about how this collection came about, but meanwhile, let's get on to my post on the 13@rts blog today. This time I finally found the energy for a layout and it's one of my eldest and his papa when he was just a few months old.
This was created with the Cozy Evening collection (Hot Chocolate edition) - the browns and beige are very therapeutic and soothing for some reason and I just have to use it for this sweet picture of the both of them. To add on more color in my background, I first created a soft background wash with matt paints in Peach and Caramel, followed by the darker Pearl Mist (Brown) and Chalk Mist (Dark Brown).
I kept my layering to a minimum this time, focusing on the textures I can create with modeling paste, glitter strips, microspheres and glass beads. The chipboard (from Blue Fern Studios) I altered with a mix of gel medium and distress glitter.
I altered the leaves by applying a mixture of medium and glitter strips, then sealing it with a layer of liquid medium.
After everything is almost dry, I touched up with drips of Chalk Mist (Dark Brown) and Pearl Mist (Brown), as well as splatters of Splash! acrylic ink in both Black and White.
This is all I have for now, thank you for dropping by!