LO: Because I'm happy.

by - 10/13/2014 02:25:00 PM







Hello! Yesterday was good - I mean, really good day! I saw this challenge on 13@rts blog: White background, use black&white photo, title from a song, colors from mist and/or paints...Lots of requirements and I couldn't resist to join in! Also, I loved the new sketch on Once Upon a Sketch (journaling theme: girls/women in our lives), so I combined those two challenges and this is what I came up with. Cool, eh?
I started with light layer of clear gesso, once it was dry I added some modeling paste through a stencil. Then lots of water and mists, stamping and doodling. And as the challenge rules said, I could not use any colored paper, so I took some paper slices, covered them with gesso and used mists onto them too. And to make those papers fit better to my layout and to my style, I mixed them up with some black&white patterned papers and of course some thread between all the layers. Do I have to explain the title, or is it obvious that I mean "Happy" from Pharell Williams? I am not a huge fan of that kind of music style, but have to admit that chorus is quite impressive - and it literally makes you feel happy!
My journaling is hidden, it's written to a tag behind the picture. It tells about how extremely happy I am when I can spent time with my two angels - I used last weekend as example: I was alone for like 24 hours, and I actually and physically missed them so much! It's nice to have time for yourself, but only in short terms. It almost felt like they both grew up a little at the time they were at the grandma's!
Now  - go to check my GIVEAWAY over HERE - still few days time to join!
I hope you have a lovely week!

Hei vaan! Eilinen oli hieno, niin ihanan tavallinen päivä!  Näin mitä mahtavimman haasteen 13@rtsin blogissa: Valkoinen tausta, mustavalkoinen kuva, otsikko laulun mukaan, värit misteistä ja/tai maaleista... Paljon sääntöjä enkä voinut olla osaa ottamatta! Lisäksi vielä näin hienon luonnoksen Once Upon a Sketch haasteessa (tarinoinnin teemana naiset/tytöt elämässäni), joten yhdistin nuo haasteet ja tässä tulos. Kivahan siitä tuli.
Aloitin ohuella kirkkaalla gesso-kerroksella, ja sen kuivuttua lisäsin tekstuuripastaa maskin läpi. Paljon vettä ja mistejä, leimailua ja piirtelyä. Ja kuten haasteen säännöt sanoivat, valmiiksi värjättyä paperia ei saanut käyttää. Niinpä kuorruttelin jokusen paperisuikaleen gessolla ja sotkin päälle mistejä. Ja että nuo värjätyt paperit sopi sivuuni (lue: silmiini, makuuni), sekoitin ne mustavalkoisten paperien joukkoon ja toki kerrosten väliin reilusti lankasykeröitä. Otsikkoa turha lienee selittää, kaikki varmaan tuntee Pharell Williamsin "Happy"-biisin? En ole kyseisen musiikkigenren ylin ystävä, mutta myönnettäköön tuon laulun kertosäkeen olevan kovin mieleenpainuva, ja siitä tulee iloinen olo!
Tarinointini on piilotettu, se on kirjoitettu tagille kuvan taakse. Se kertoo kuinka hurja onnellinen olen lasteni läsnäollessa - esimerkkinä käytin edellistä viikonloppua: Olin yksin kotona tyyliin 24 tuntia ja ihan oikeasti, lähes tulkoon fyysisesti jo kieriskelin ikävässä! On ihanaa saada omaa aikaa, mutta lyhyissä jaksoissa mielummin. Tuntui että molemmat pikku prinsessa olivat melkeinpä vähän kasvaneet mummilassa ollessaan!
Mahdollisimman hyvää viikkoa sinulle!

Materials used: 13@rts, American Crafts, Hero Arts, Creative Embellishments, Studio Calico, Ranger, Tattered Angels, Heidi Swapp, Color Conspiracy, Rayher.

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13 kommenttia

  1. Hi! Fantastic layout!!! I love, love, love the background! I can never achieve that look so I am a bit jealous. Hehe. Just wanted to let you know that I love your work and I am now following you! :)

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  2. Love this layout clever girl ♥♥♥

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  3. Gorgeous! The layers are yum & the texture.....gorgeous:):) Best of all that cute butterfly:):) So happy that you're playing along with us at OUAS this month...& I'm glad you are 'happy' with your girls:):) Oh! And if you haven’t already done so, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize!

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    1. Thank you Lizzy! Just added my layout to FB :)

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  4. I LOVE this page Terhi! Especially how you have interpreted the rules on the 13arts challenge - honestly I thought I might have given a too difficult one there but you tackled it beautifully. The way you moved the mists and matched the colors is just amazing.

    And you're so right - our babies seem to grow up too fast. Sometimes I wish that they can grow faster, but sometimes I wish time will stand still and they remain the sweet bubs that they are. But what's most important is we treasure the "now" that we have with them like you said! Thanks again for joining us at 13arts and OUAS this month :)

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    1. Thank you Jelissa for your sweet words :)

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  5. This is so beautiful Tehri! I love this and all your work ...you are a great artist!

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  6. I thought I already did give my comments on this layout...not sure :) . But better twice as not , because I love this ! The soft color with the bl/white, and all your little details. Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

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  7. Gorgeous Terhi!!! I love you style!! Thanks for playing along with us at 13 Arts!!

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  8. This is just amazing...so much technique and details! Thank you for joining us at OUAS this month!

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