Monday, March 21, 2011

February colour inspiration - SNR

This was the inspiration piece I chose for the February colour inspiration challenge at SNR. Here is my LO's I created using this inspiration piece and how I interpretted the piece.
I was first drawn to the inspiration piece because of the large doors with the metal rivets. I knew I would be able to replicate these with some recently acquired metal sheets and a little imagination. The combination of the black with the vintage shades in color palette #2 are just stunning and, in my opinion, added character to my finished layout. I selected the photograph in hopes of creating the illusion of looking through large open doors at the kids walking in the distance. The Dusty Attic chipboard flourish I found in my stash was the perfect item to finish the layout off because of its resemblance to the lighting above the doorway in the inspiration piece.

I created the background by tearing up a piece of vintage pp I had in my stash. I tore it into random sized pieces and inked all the edges with black soot distress ink. I then applied in in a collage type style using some Golden soft gel. Once all the pieces were applied I painted a second coat of soft gel medium over all the pp's which gave the bg a shimmery appearance.
I don't have all the fantastic tools available for metal art but needed to create faux rivets in my sheet metal to resemble the rivets on the doors of the inspiration picture so I improvised and used the back end of a parker pen and a half pearl. I placed the metal on my foam mat and used the half pearl to create the rivets. I then used the parker pen to define the circles.
the metal pieces above and below the pic were emboosed using a sizzix embossing folder.

I was rather delighted with the end result and feel confident that I did a good job of interpreting the inspiration piece....even if I do say so myself...LOL!


  1. This is really nice! Great idea!

  2. wow Super what you did with the colors and tearing of the papers.