I spent the weekend at Lisa Furtney’s Scrapfest in Oshawa with some dear, dear friends scrapping the weekend away. I was lucky to have signed up for a class with Agnieszka Bellaidea where we worked with papers from 13 @rts.
I had checked out Agnieszka’s blog before the class to get a sense ,of what she did, and had hopped over to the 13 @rts blog to see their latest challenge, which was to use their mood board, use at two mediums in the layout, and to use symmetry in the layout.
I loved the pink of the high heeled shoes in the mood board, so I made my layout predominantly pink, and I used gesso and spray inks to colour my elements. The butterflies that Agnieszka gave us went into the layout as well, as the mood board of their latest challenge incorporated an image of a butterfly. The symmetry that is part of the challenge is represented by both the scroll work in the top left and bottom right of the layout, as well as the two butterflies.
I enjoyed Agnieszka’s open and giving personality in the class, as well as how she encouraged the students who were shy to try the techniques she was teaching. None of the techniques were new to me, as I am quite blessed to have many creative influences in my life – but I sure appreciated the visit she and I had, and the supplies she generously brought to the class for us to use. The doilies she brought from Europe were absolutely exquisite!!! You will see a piece of the one I chose overtop of the paper doily I placed over the music sheet I used for the layer just under the frame.
Here is what I made, using 13 @rts paper “All is Love” that we were supplied. I did not want to cover up the lovely scalloped patterns and title, and so I used my Exacto knife and scissors to make sure that those lovely graphics overlapped the paper that I had layered overtop of the 13 @rts paper.
I have another piece of 13 @arts paper from the class which I will keep for a special layout for another challenge they host on the blog. Agnieszka gave us enough paper for at least 2 layouts, but I chose to make one only and save the rest for another day, while I went back downstairs to create some other layouts and visit with my dear friends. I wish I could buy their paper here in Canada.
Here is my layout, featuring a photo of my paternal grandparents Leonard Wride and Beth Kersey on their wedding day September 26, 1928.