18 Lady Day (March 25)

Oh Wow! What a wonderfully inspirational case this is!!! Totally love working with these delicate colours and the fair light!

I said it before but some of you might not know; I almost always start scrapping by doing quite a lot of planning. When I actually bring out papers and embellies and stuff the LO is pretty much finished in my notebook. The stages of painting and misting and that kind of thing is in a list, so i don't get lost in the creative whirlwind that comes later.

First I jot down words that come to mind when looking at the case shot and colours; sheer, translucent, fair, elegant, feminine, nature, grow, bloom, crumbled, twist, matte, fresh, fragile, bare...

I often like to work with opposites; in this case the sheer and elegant feminine versus the rough earthlike quality of the floor. I tried to achieve this effect by using contrasting materials (burlap and kraft paper vs the other more "pretty" stuff).

I also like to play with the qualities in a not obvious way. Not just using the blooms from the pic but rather translating the quality of them into other elements; Those flowers became the trunks of the birch trees in the background growing in the similar way, having the same kind of bleek light as in the case shot. The quality of the petals is in the sheer washi tape used for my journalling. I used crumbled flora tape and crepe paper for the crumbled effect from the petals.

Evidence; flowers, leaves, twist something, bling
Testimony; I journalled about some signs of spring- some obvious ones like the snowdrops in the shot and some not so obvious ones like taking out my car from winter storage :) Inspiration words: growth, bloom.
In Sweden we have this tradition of eating waffles on this particular Lady Day and so I get to dust off my granny's Olde Waffel Iron :)

Thank you so much for looking at my page and I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for all the wonderful comments on my last LO! You're so kind!


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Comment by Arnlaug Koppang DT on June 25, 2012 at 8:30am

This is so gorgeous! Love the background, the strip of brulap with the flowers on and how you've did the picture collage. And it's great to hear about your creative prosess:-)

Comment by Anna-Karin - DT on May 15, 2012 at 11:14am

Thank you for sharing your process Sylvia! And this layout is amazing. love the trees, topic, flowers and design.

Jag trodde att jag redan kommenterat på denna layout, men jag hade kanske missat det. Den är helt underbar!!

Comment by Michele Singh on May 12, 2012 at 10:37pm

Sylvia, I think this is my fav of the entire gallery for this case file. You've done such a great job of using interesting textures and working those colors into something magical to look at.  Stunning photos, too.

Comment by Jenny Evans on May 8, 2012 at 11:16pm

Love every bit of this, Sylvia!! I love how you did B&W and color photos, and that clustering is amazing!!

Comment by Debbie Standard - DT on May 8, 2012 at 7:56pm

OOOH loving that burlap through there and all those elements you wove through there - awesome!

Comment by Milagros C Rivera - DT on May 8, 2012 at 7:41pm

Sylvia just adore all your textures and that mask you used for the background mkaes it all work together so well!

Comment by teresa on May 8, 2012 at 2:13am

gorgeous, love it!!

Comment by Kimberly Kett on May 8, 2012 at 1:38am

I love that border, beautiful!!

Comment by Patrice on May 7, 2012 at 6:18pm

Love the burlap underneath it all1

Comment by Zeffy on May 7, 2012 at 5:33pm

Sylvia thanks for sharing your creative process with us....I plan a little but not in such depth and the artistic side of it,eg paint and stamping are all pretty random with me...oh by the way Love how you combined your photos,pretty unusual and very effective.

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