Friday, April 20, 2018

Aussie Youtube Hop April 2018 with Amira ~ Blessed Fall ~ Art Journal Layout

Hello Crafty Friends!
Something a little different for you today...... Amira and Suzanne are taking part in the April 2018 Aussie Youtube Hop which has an autumn theme.
Amira has created a gorgeous art journal layout... you can find it below. Then make sure to click on the link to watch Amira's video and to hop along through all the other fabulous autumn youtube projects.
Yes... there will be a prize ;)

Hi everyone,

I am so privileged to be participating in the Aussie Youtube Hop this April (2018). 

Our sponsor this Hop is Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft and the prize this Hop is the amazing All the Leaves are Brown April Kit!!! 

For an in-depth look at what is in the kit, check out my box opening HERE

For this Hop, I wanted to make an art journal layout all about Autumn / Fall.

I grabbed my Jane Davenport Acrylic DIY Face Stamp and had some fun making my own faces until I decided on the perfect one for 'this layout'.

Here are a few other faces I made (coming in another project soon!).

Next, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaf Die (from the April Kit) to cut out some leaves using Autumn coloured card stock.

I also used the Lindy's spray (also in the Kit) to color in some patterned paper that I'd die-cut leaves out of.

I played around with the arrangement of the leaves as a border in Dylusions A5 Creative Journal.

(This closed eye girl was a close runner up to being selected. She looks so serene!).

But the background looked so blank that I knew I needed to make a background before I could go any further.

Check out how I made this background in the process video.

Now it's time to layer the outside with those leaves.

Next, its time to think about adding that beautiful face.

I grabbed my Prima Decadent Pie Watercolor Set and started colouring her in and finished off by arranging leaves to replace her hair.

Here is how she turns out- I love her!

Her 'hairpiece'

And here is the right hand side of the layout, complete with sentiment from the embellishment pack (from the April Kit).

For the left hand side, I cut away the letters from the cut-apart sheet that said 'Fall' and placed it cenre page.

The leaf arrangement looked too neat, so I added some 'texture' to the layout by stamping with my script stamp and adding (Heidi Swap's Shine) gold drips for a more 'creative and not neat' look.

See how different the 2 pics look with and without the 'grunge' effect?

Here is the final layout ~ I love this blessed leaf girl.

 I have a process video on my YT channel which can be found HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by.

For a chance to win this April Kit during the Aussie Youtube April 2018 Hop, go to the link above and comment on my video, then hop along to the other member's videos (their details will be in my description box) and make sure you leave a comment to each of their videos. Once you have done this you will be in the draw for a chance to win the beautiful All the Leaves are Brown Too (2018) from Aunty Vera Scrap and Kit.

Check out the kit HERE

Enjoy and good luck 

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