Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Challenge layout - March - "Direction"


Hello everyone! Riikka here with my first post on Zeus and Zoe!  This is my creation to the March challenge "New beginnings". 

This autumn is going to be a new beginning for me in some ways. I've been at home with the kids almost 4 years now and shall return to work again during autumn. So now I'm considering my direction and what to do with the new start. The journaling of the layout is at the back.

I had some great blue papers in my Zeus and Zoe kit and the acrylic paint in the sponsor DecoArt matched it perfectly, so I did a blueish layout. But I just have to tell you that blue is my favourite color and the color of hope, so it fitted perfectly with my theme.

Almost all of the materials in the page are from my kit. I used some patterned papers, chipboard embellishment, the flower, the lace and the jewellery pieces from the kit. The tickets, the flower and the oval are all cut from different patterned papers in my kit. Please check the Zeus and Zoe Etsy store for similar materials! I just added a doily, some washi tape and some alphas to the mix from my own stash. 

For the background I used some my own stencils with Tattered Angels mists and then finished the layers with the DecoArt stencil and acrylic paint. I also traced the swirls of the stencil with black felt pen.

I hope I inspired you with my layout! Please, take part to the challenge if you already haven't done so. We would love to see what you create!




10 comments:

Norma Gomez said...

Beautiful layout Riikka! I love all the layers and texture you created with the stencils. I really like the color palette too. Have a wonderful day :D

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Awesome layout Riikka! I love all the layers of papers and paint! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

lintsi said...

Gorgeous layout, Riikka!

sandi said...

This looks fabulous! Love the colors and design here!

Marivic Clifton said...

Riikka,

I love it! Very well done..The background looks amazing! Love the splatters and the elements you used. Thank YOU!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Your page is beautiful Riikka, glorious detail using the stencil... stunning!!

Helen Wallace said...

Love your work Riikka...the best of luck with your new beginnings :)

Tracey Sabella said...

Stunning page!! Love the stenciling, splatter, and layers of texture!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Denise van Deventer said...

Love this Riikka! It is so gorgeous, with so many beautiful details, and that gorgeous photo of you!!! Fabulous!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Gorgeous! I really love the flower "in" your hair and all the blues.