Wednesday, September 23, 2009

EMBRACING MY DARK SIDE

Evil you say? LOL. ;o) Just hear me out why, but when I read about AAM's Challenge #2 with the prompt: What color am I?, hands down this is me:


Published at Scrapstreet.com Magazine's December 2009 Issue.

Journaling: Amidst the bright colors of my art, I am black. Elegant and sophisticated. Sexy and bold. Authoritative and serene. Have a peak into my box and let my darkness envelope you.

Supplies: Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View, Bazzill Basics Paper, Papers: Rusty Pickle, Teresa Collins, Urban Lily, Buttons: BasicGrey, Simple Joys, Sheer Journal Spot: Maya Road, Alphabet chipboards: American Crafts, Stickers: Making Memories, Heidi Swapp, American Crafts, Mesh: MagicMesh, Paint: Making Memories, Stamp: My Favorite Things, Satin flower: All about Scrapbooking, Other: Ribbon, gesso, pearl accents, felt flower diecut, butterfly cut-outs, handmade chipboard girl image.


I painted a handmade chipboard pattern after a Maya Road People Album with black acrylic paint Asphalt by Making Memories) and topped it with Magic Mesh.

I cut out the butterflies from the receipt envelope which I got from buying Melissa shoes (LOL!!!). Hey, don't blame me, they looked cool, right? The circle background are actually "stamps" using bottle cap dipped in gesso.

To view the takes of my AAM sisters, just click here. Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for looking.

janis

P.S. First time to photoshop my picture like this. Thought I might as well go all the way and grab the first papers that looked kinda funky to me. Me look gory. Me likey. ;o)

15 comments:

Darien said...

This is Really awesome!!!! I love it!!!

Arlene said...

not gory at all!!!

I love how you did it devoid of color but there's still so much to look it. It looks so deep!

Miranda said...

Love your take Janis. And the way you see that you are black. I love that!

Sandra said...

Janis, I love this layout! I love the way you used the arrows and the Maya Road chipboard! Super funky! Mmmm...yet another lo to scraplift...
Thanks again! Sandra

6p00e553eed7f68833 said...

This is fantastic!! It is amazing that you always scrap in such bright colors and now it is all black and white!!!! fantastic!

Ems said...

Wow! Love it girl!

Nickynoo said...

I think this LO is amazing! You normally use so much vibrant colour, and this is every bit as striking x

Nickynoo said...

I think this LO is amazing! You normally use so much vibrant colour, and this is every bit as striking x

6p00d8344d271353ef said...

the is just too cool! Next to green I love black for all those reasons!!!! I love all the texture and mixed media in this piece!!!! Funky, cool and original!!

Cathy Bautista said...

Wow you're work is amazing even in BLACK! :)

Terry Oulboub said...

Janis, this is such a fantastic layout, I had to choose yours as my pick for the blog hop. It is really a wonderful piece of art that I "scraplifted" (according to the rules) and I'm so glad I did! I have never had my own page in the scrapbooks I create! This was fun; a little daunting, but I gave it a good try. You did GREAT!

geng said...

Wow! this is beautiful Janis!!! totally different

Princess Gizmo said...

1st time being here.. Love what I see :)

Lovely black & white LO!!

Princess Gizmo said...

Ooopss my bad.. I mean 1st time I see this black & white LO which is great!!

Hehehe.. :)

Aida Haron, Singapore said...

I love the drama of the layout, perfect !!!

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