Friday, October 19, 2012

Thoughts on Life - Scraps of Darkness - OUAS

The Scraps of Darkness Oct Kit, Morticia's Wish, is the premiere Halloween Kit.   The October kit is always anxiously anticipated.  It's  jammed with Halloween goodies, unique embellishments and  fun papers.  Scraps of Darkness does Halloween like no one else can. That's because Scraps of Darkness is the Kit for the Alternative scrapper.

In this piece, however, I did not use it as a Halloween themed piece.  I created this piece for the Oct Once Upon A Sketch Challenge.   Update: This was featured at OUAS.  

Thoughts on Life
This is a photo I took of my husband in July 2012 while we were on a weekend get-away to a music festival in Alexandria Bay, New York.

My husband is a guitar player.  When he changes out his stings on his guitar, he always rolls them in a circle before tossing them away.  This time, instead of tossing them out, I grabbed them.  They look very cool all rolled up.  That's the metal piece you see in the layout.  I wanted to capture the essence of the photo - we were having a great time, in a peaceful place, enjoying music.

I used some cheesecloth to create the water by adding a lot of molding paste to hold it in place, then using mists to color.

The design is by Nadia Cannizzo.

A second requirement was to incorporate the following quote onto the page in some way:

This is an image of the amazing stick pin by Mandy Harrell from the Sept, MY Guy SOD kit. 

This is a photo I took of my husband in July 2012 while we were on a weekend get-away.

Photo after I added the words in photoshop.  Took me a while because I used a different font for each word.

Thanks for looking at my art work.
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  1. amazing photo and layout, love the guitar string in much meaning

  2. jen, love this layout, great work. I too have guitar strings from my son and have used them on my layouts too!!!
    ava g

  3. Love the guitar string but even more so the different fonts for the quote...amazing work Jennifer!

  4. Beautiful job with the challenge! Awesome page, thanks for joining us at OUAS!

  5. Fabolous piece of art - I love how the music elements emphasizes your story!Thank you for sharing with us at OUAS!

  6. Gorgeous page! I looove those colors! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  7. f\so yummy texture jenny this so wonderfull!!

  8. oh wow !! i love your page , so artistic !!!

  9. wow! this is just way too beautiful!!! all the texture, the colors and the mood of this LO is so captivating! amazing project! love it!
    thank you for joining us at OUAS!

  10. soooooo fabulous - - thanks so much for playing along at OUAS!

  11. Gosh Jennifer! this is awesome! LOVE the stickpin and the textures. Marvellously captured feel, stunning page as always sweetie! The string lasso looks so cool here, particularly after having read the background story to it. xox

  12. Super duper CONGRATS on your feature over at OUAS!! so so well deserved! xoxo