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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Some paint play and a CHALLENGE for you!

I've been loving on the paint lately. I enjoy adding extra layers to my work with a few layers of different colored paints, like on this layout:



That is my son getting ready to throw a tantrum. He purses his lips, crosses his arms, and glares at me disgustedly before the screaming starts. LOL! I was so happy I caught this moment, as he has been doing this a lot lately. I think the paint and distressing really compliments his irritable mood.

Today, I just wanted to do something drastically different, so I painted a background on a cakeboard circle. I added a tree, made of distressed cardstock, and then some leather cord to anchor a picture of my son swinging. Overall, though I don't scrap in a "cutesy" style, I REALLY love how this gem turned out.



What do you think? Are you inspired to use some paint, to think outside the "scrap" box? Well, if so, I'm here to challenge you. All you have to do, is use some paint on a layout or project. Make it unique, make it all you. I'll give you until April 1st to get it done, and post a link to it here in the comments of this post. I'll then randomly draw a winner from the participants, and send them a nice RAK. How does that sound? Well, you better get paintin' huh? Have fun!

7 comments:

MindyRadio said...

OMGosh, this is so stinkin' cool!

Audrey Yeager said...

This is just beautiful! I love the circle cardboard and your painting is fantastic! I will definetly do this and post a link!

Isabel De Pauw said...

fantastic !! love it !!

Melissa W. said...

So I isn't totally "unique" but I rarely use paint. I dry brushed on this page. :)

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/101158/view/2669409/-1/1.html

Island Lady said...

OMG! I'm glad that I read this post, too. I thought you were using recycled CDs, but instead you are using cakeboard circles. I should have known since I used to design cakes and have a bucket-load of supplies leftover from that era. When I go home to Texas in May, I'm going to make a note to myself to bring them back to St. Croix with me. What a super idea! I love your use of paint. I've been wanting to learn some techniques to use the sets of paint I bought last spring. I painted backgrounds on some blank cards, but they didn't turn that well, IMHO. One thing I learned quickly about painting, a person has to learn when to stop! LOL!

byondbzr said...

I love it Melissa, and if you don't use paint often, then dry brushing IS unique to you and I'm glad you tried it out!

byondbzr said...

Island lady: Glad I could inspire you! I hope you get those left over supplies and have fun with them. Also, keep trying with the paint. I tell you, it took me awhile to learn to like the results I would get. I learned that relinquishing control, and letting the paint do it's own thing was what I needed to do. Then, build my page/art on top of it. If I don't like the results, it IS only paint and I can easily change/fix it. You know??