Life Book 2015 Week 15

A new theme for this months is “honoring the here and now” with Tamara Laport.  She went on to write in her introduction that “We were to think about “exploring concepts like grounding, honoring the little things in our lives, staying present to what is alive in you,”  Tamara continues:  “responding to and having a conversation with what is” and putting it down on a journal page.

I was really looking forward to this lesson because  she included three in-depth videos showing us the process of incorporated a 3/4 face and experimenting with black and white.  I don’t like black so I used dark purple – and it worked for me because I was able to use coordinating colors that made me very happy.  We also used our intuitive creation and looked at shape contrast.  A new concept for me.  So I enjoyed this lesson very much.

Included in this lesson was a meditation video on grounding and being here now.  A very calming and much-needed video.

So on with the show and tell, LOL!!

We created a two page layout where the main focus was on the girl.

All the Little things

I’ll go over the different aspects of this project because there is so much detail.  We started with the lesson of the 3/4 face and made the face pale to contrast with the boulder colors.  I was a bit scared to do this because I didn’t want to run it, but I’m very pleased with the way she looks.

After I wrote down  all the little things that make me happy, I covered the words by layering different products such as Dylusions sprays, acrylic paints, markers, pencils and I personally used some of Tamara’s stencils.

This is the details of the upper left hand corner where the banner is.  I also added more words on the banner and zentangled the leaves.

zentangles

After I finished the girl, I started intuitively adding dark colors around her face including the flower on her face.  Then I used a Crafters Companion stencil for the face then turned it around and applied it to the left hand corner.

Face Closeup

closeUpLower

In the lower left hand corner I added some whimsy houses and more flowers,

Pyramid

For the neck, I also added more intuitive splashes of color.  I really like the different colors that came out.

LowerRight

Interestingly, I used the same stencil that included the hearts on both sides of the watercolor papers using Dylusions sprays by picking up the spray from my craft mat using a round brush and they changed into such beautiful hues.

The whimsical flowers are from Tam’s Whimsy Series stencils by Artistcellar, aren’t they cute!!

Stencils

Here is another look at those hearts.

TopLeft

I finished it all up by adding stamping around the circle where the girl is and on the edges.  I think it really adds a nice finishing touch.

.TopRight

So there you have my pensive girl!

Thanks for visiting today and until next time,

Happy crafting!

Carmen

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