Friday, October 11, 2013

My Little Brother

Hi there,

Here's a layout that was submitted at ARTastic Challenge Blog for their October Inspiration Photo Challenge.  You can see the challenge here.  You have all month to submit your creation... lots of time to head on over there and check it out.

Here's the inspiration photo:

Criteria: Wood and/or Feathers (real or otherwise).

A little about this artwork:
A little about Mia Taninaka.  The little girl who once painted a forest all over her bedroom walls has grown up to be a wizard of fine line and expansive colour. Sydney born, Mia now lives and creates in the calm and elemental Bali. Painting predominantly with acrylics, watercolour and ink, Mia currently exhibits throughout Australia and Asia, always looking to expand her horizons. She likes to draw and paint on found wooden objects and panels, creating stunning colourful imaginative works inspired by her Japanese heritage and Australian roots.

And here's my layout titled, "My Little Brother."
After we picked up Andrew at the airport, we went to see Lynn at her work.  She was so glad to see her brother!  Another one of my fave photos!

I have used wood embellies as the criteria.
I was inspired by the colors from the Inspiration photo.

Supplies used:
Paper: Kraft, DCWV, Colorbok, Other
Clear Page Title Sticker
Circle Punches
Shimmer Mist
Sketch: By Jana Eubank

A border punch was used on the red paper strip.  One of the wood embellies is the flower.

I decided to pull some of these shapes from the inspiration photo and add them around my circle.

The page title clear sticker is below the photo with another wood embellie.

A small wood circle was added onto just a little larger paper circle.

The background paper was misted with a Shimmer mist.... but it doesn't show.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. A lovely happy layout Libby. Certainly makes you feel good! Thanks for playing along with us on ARTastic.

  2. The shapes you have created across the top of the circle look fabulous and your little wooden embellishments add a lovely touch to your page. A great interpretation of the ARTastic challenge this month.

  3. What a great photo to scrapbook! Beautiful layout, Thanks for joining in with the ARTastic challenge this month!

  4. Just a lovely warm photo, & fabulous page Libby! I love your background & the feather shapes are wonderful too! ! Thank you for playing along at ARTastic with us again.

  5. Your page embodies what scrapping sweet memories is all about Libby. Thank you for joining us at ARTastic.

  6. Great work Libby, lovely photo! Thanks for joining in ARTastic this month.

  7. A fantastic LO and such a great story to read. Thank you for entering our challenge again over at ARTastic

  8. It's beautiful photo, and your page shows off the photo well. I really like the shapes you have added around your circle. Thanks so much for joining us at ARTastic this month.

  9. Great photo and like your clean design. Thanks for playing along at ARTastic.