Sunday, January 25, 2015

Very Inspirations Layouts with GDT - Anita!

Back in July 2014, I was selected to be a Guest Designer for
Prima Marketing 'Bloom Girl'. Needless to say I was
I couldn't believe it. So now it's January & my turn to share with you all my
projects I created :) :) *insert happy dance here.

Here's a bit about me:
"So you know you're an artist if you go through a glue stick faster than a lipstick!? Well that's me!! Hello, I'm Anita . Graphic Designer / Full-time mummy to one boisterous 3yr old boy (with no.2 on the way & enjoying every bit of it!!) & married to my best friend, Chris.
We live in Tamworth, the country music capital of Australia.

My love of art started at a young age & I had choosen my career path pretty early. I have always loved mixed media & the design process. Never shying away from getting my hands messy. I am lucky enough to say the quote “Do what you love, love what you do” applies to me. I started scrapbooking started about 10yrs ago & I haven't stoppped!! I have however since forgotten all the other basics like vacuuming, cooking etc - but we get by LOL. Paper & paint are like therapy to me! It calms me & satisfies my arty desires.

I have been on numerous Design & Creative Teams. I am currently designing for Flutterby Designs, 2Crafty Chipboard & Scrap the Boys. I’ve had layouts published in magazines such as Scrapbooking Memories, Scrapbook Creations & Jot Magazine. I have made many friends & met some awesomely talented people through scrapbooking, that inspire me everyday. I am truly grateful to have met them all.

'Be You Always'

 I LOVE to create my own backgrounds. I find it very expressive & calming
to start with a blank sheet. I primed my cardstock with gesso & stamp my
'summer' image using some archival ink. I then began adding my various
mediums to build up my layers. I used acrylic paint to add detail
& colour to my image. With a knife I cut along one side of the image
to allow me to slip my photo in under it. Then I finished off by layering flowers,

brads, thread, enamel dots & alphabets.
Bloom Collection - 'Summer' Cling Stamp
Bloom Collection - Brads
Bloom Collection - Paperclips
Bloom Collection - Flair buttons
Prima Marketing - Flowers

Prima Marketing - Color Bloom 'Gold' spray'Friends'
 I had a lot of fun making this one! I started off with some gel medium
& used my 'Free Spirit' stencil. Once that was dry, I put a white wash
of gesso over it to pick up the details. With mix of acrylic paints
& sprays I added in my colour. With a sewing machine & some
hand stitching I added a circular element to draw focus to the photo.
I've used lots of different things to build up my layers - old
book paper, paper doily, flowers, thread & even some of my
packaging from Prima products. I cut up strips of the teal
part of the packaging to create journaling strips.
To make the background image 'pop' a little bit, I used a fine black pen
& traced around the image.


Bloom Collection - 'Free Spirit' stencil
Bloom Collection - Brads
Bloom Collection - Metal clips
 Prima Marketing - Flowers

'Don't Stop Creating...Ever'
Art Journal Page

 This was a quick & fun page to do some creative detoxing with.
I used some embossing ink, black embossing powder & Bloom Girl
stamp to start with & then began creating my background. I've used some
paint pens to add colour detail to the image & finished off with some
brush script.

Bloom Collection - Cling Mounted Stamp Two

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