Sunday, 19 April 2009

Lucky 13 - the beginning of a journey

elena etcheverry is the founder and creator of this fabulous idea. she asked 12 very different and talented artists (still can't believe she asked me - when you check out some of the other names)for a year long journey to join her for a circle journal. but not an ordinary circle journal... one with a zainy little twist. we will scrap one of the other 12 artists every month for a year - never scrapping ourself and at the end of the year, we will meet at CHA 2010 in anaheim and exchange our layouts. each artist will leave with 12 very different layouts of herself designed by her fellow artisans.
Well i finally got a chance to start this special project . If you click onthe Lucky 13 sign over on the right you can keep up to date with our journey and what the others have been up to also.

Anyway here are the three pages i did over the weekend for three very special ladies.
What to do – what to do….Well with the canvases, i tackled this weekend, i first cut them to size ( 8 x 9”), frayed the edges and gave the backs of them a quick coat of fabric stiffener – did we have to do that?????? not sure but i did anyway – it all kinda made me look as it i new what i was doing. LOL. Didn’t have the colored paint i wanted on hand so i thought i would try out some techniques with ink and masks. This was fun. Flourishes, spots and dots being rubbed onto the canvas – i had ink all over me and trust me when i say more than one photo had to be reprinted due to dirty fingers…. hmmmmm.
Add to that some stitching and rubons........ Can you believe that???? the rubons worked like a treat on the canvas. i weren’t sure at first whether to try them or not but glad i did and loved how they turned out.

February Layout – Michelle Van Etten’s photos
Michelle sent me these of her and a friend partying – she said the two of them are known as fire and ice so with fire in my mind i went for the oranges and reds. Had a little play in photoshop to color up the hat to match and had lots of fun creating this layout.
March Layout – Stephanie Ackerman’s photos
Stephanie sent photos of a trip on Valentines day to Grandpa and grandma’s house
Being valentines day it gave me an excuse to use up some of the “hearts” i have stashed away. You've got some gorgeous “boys” there Stephanie
April Layout - Melanie Christie’s photos
Melanie sent me in some photos of some of her birthday celebrations.
Had a bit of fun with this layout too with the little party hat and cake.
Sounds like the cooking class was a fantastic surprise.


Jules said...

Wow I love the Fire and Ice LO ..The colours are awesome Love it..Love how you have used canvas for your background.

Sherry - It's A Scrapper's Life! said...

Three very lucky ladies receiving these pages.. that is why they picked you Lis!!! :-)

peachy said...

wow they look awesome Melissa, the orange 1 is my fave

Jennifer said...

gorgeous work, I like the look of the canvas.

Lisa said...

WOW and double WOW Lissy, these are amazing! So loving those canvases.....

Lyndal said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE what you've done with the canvases Melissa :)