Monday, April 16, 2018

My Other Creations: Notebook using Dina Wakley's Funky Silhouettes

Doodling is the focus of this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  My cute little family members went on a camping trip this past week and I had to stay home to hold down the fort.  I missed them terribly and those fond feelings of family are what inspired this notebook cover.  I had fun doodling and coloring and using Dina Wakley's Funky Silhouette stencils.  
I started this project with a floral notebook, which I coated with Gesso and then white paint.  While that was drying, I traced two of the funky stencil silhouettes and cut them out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  There are two of these funky silhouette stencil sets- one with two "giant" silhouettes and the other with smaller silhouettes.  I like the variety that having both sets offers.  To give this scene the look of a parent and child, I used one of the giant silhouettes from the first set and paired it with one of the smaller silhouettes from the second set.

I doodled and cut out a scallop border and laid out some patterned paper scraps.

Next I whipped out my Prima Oil Pastel Crayons and drew around the silhouettes and the scallop.  After I made the crayon lines, I smudged them with my finger.

I also used the Prima crayons to doodle some circles in the background.  They looked a bit too...circle-y, so I ended up blending them in a lot more.  You can smudge and smear the oil pastels anywhere without adding water.  Next I stamped the "I just love you" sentiment with a stamp from Joggles.  I added a scrap paper circle frame made out of black patterned paper (this plus-sign design is one of my faves- it's from Crate paper's 6x6 Cool Kid paper pad).

When I glued my silhouettes on, I didn't like how it looked, so I tore off the patterned paper scraps I'd had on the bigger silhouette and replaced them with some text paper and a strip of Washi tape instead.  I did some cursive scribbling along the sides of the silhouettes.  I also added acrylic paint to both silhouettes to give them more color.  I flicked on some Dylusions Black Marble spray to create the background splatters and dots.  Then I cut some more patterned paper scraps for the tabs at the top.

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14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous notebook Andrea! the images are fabulous and I love the colours and doodled border, very cute :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. You are the queen of layering and color with this cool little book, Andrea! I love that you made this about your family while they were away. Cute doodled scallops and you rocked the silhouette! hugs, Maura

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  3. So funky art work that I love so much - someday I might try this type of art - you did a fab job and love, love the way you worked through this - TFS

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  4. Gorgeous collaging and the sentiment is perfect and lovely :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  5. I love the bright colours in contrast with the black edges. It’s so cool!

    🤗

    Paula

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  6. awesome book cover Andrea and those funky silhouettes stencils suit your style perfectly!

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  7. Great as always and crazy as always, too. Love the silhouettes and the way you gave them those bold edges. I love the one with the head in the circle, great match :-) Hugs, Marzena

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  8. Love the beautiful colors and collaged paper on the background! Such a fabulous design, Andrea. :)

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  9. This is wonderful! I love the bright colors and all of the layers.

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  10. Beautiful project Andrea and I love the idea behind it. The silhouettes are gorgeous and your cursive doodling is really cool. I have the oil crayons at home, but haven't used them much yet. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  11. another beautiful project Andrea, I just love to watch how you bring everything to life xxx

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  12. Andrea...what can I say about your work that I haven't said before? Every week, I'm just blown away by your use of colour and your wonderful designs and this is no exception because it's amazing, your doodling is perfect and I just adore every single thing about it! :)

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  13. What a stunning notebook, Andrea! Love the funky silhouettes, they are amazing! So much color and love all the shading, really fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

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  14. I agree with Emma! Every week I admire your design and your colors and this project is amazing as always! Fabulous choice of colors and textures!

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