Thursday, April 25, 2013

April Challenge: "Life As It Is Now"

Hello Zeusand Zoe fans, here's Rô Philippsen today, I’m here to sharing with you my Project I did for April Challenge.
This month we have an amazing Challenge, because it is about yourself. This is a topic very inspiring to do scrapbooking, don't you think so?
And we have one additional requirement for the challenge: incorporate the use of buttons into your creation. This is amazing, because I just LOVE buttons! 

Normally I do not usually write in my layouts and projects, so I decided to hide my journaling in an envelope behind the photo. Because I believe I can show all the light and joy of my soul through the colors and textures of paints, cutouts and layers!

And so I worked my Project, with light and shadows, bright colors and vibrancy, which represent very well who I am! 

I started applying a thick layer of gesso on my canvas, using a palette knife making sure to get a good coverage but not exactly aiming for a smooth finish. I like to leave scrape marks here and there for texture.
As soon as the gesso has fully dried, then I applied several coats of spray inks. Next comes the texture.  I used a palette knife and the DecoArt Stencil to apply the modeling paste. 
Note my base ready to receive and layers of papers and the amazing Zeus and Zoebuttons.

There is still time to participate in the April Challenge.
Here are the amazing prizes up for grabs when you link your project about you in the upper right side bar. Don't forget to read the "Life as it Is Now" Challenge details and rules here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I LOVE this canvas Ro! The colors are so fresh and vibrant and the buttons are gorgeous!

Norma Gomez said...

Beautiful canvas Ro! The scrapes from the palette really do add nice texture to your background. Love all the layering and your cluster of buttons.

Riikka Kovasin said...

Really beautiful! Love that background and that spring-like green!

Meggie Cardoso said...

Ro your Project is amazing, as always you suprised us with all the beautiful colors. Thank you for the inspiration!!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful work Ro...the colours are really amazing and the photo so gorgeous! The embellies work so well....really fabulous! ;-)

Sandie Edwards said...

What a glorious colour palette ... and a totally awesome canvas. Beautiful!

Tracey Sabella said...

What a gorgeous and vibrant canvas. Love how you featured the buttons!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Marivic Clifton said...

Love the cluster of buttons..Added more dimensionality. Pretty photo of you too!!! Thanks for sharing with us how your made the canvas..Very pretty!!!