Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Afternoon Delight.

Hi! and welcome! Just a short post today. I really love the way plain (or patterned) cardstock / papers can be changed to make them unique by simply adding different mediums to them. Playing with stencils has changed a plain background into something quite different to fit with the photo I've used for my layout. The medium, Viva Precious Metal was brushed on and when dry, Inca Gold (pink and pale gold) was lightly applied in sections.

The photo didn't call for any embellishments. It was matted onto black cardtock, two edges were punched (Martha Stewart trellis punch) chipboard letters for the title were painted in brown acrylic paint and then glazed with Extreme Glitter (hologram). The page was completed by streaking with some random lines of Kindyglitz to represent wisps of clouds.

This photo is one of many I take of sunsets near my home.This one was quite unusual with its two distinct bands of colour and  the paling blue sky betwixt.
"A picture is worth a thousand words" springs to mind.

I'm entering this in the ABAC Challenge 16:Inspired by.
Have a look at what other artists and the design team have created.
With me, a great deal of my inspiration comes from nature.
Thank you for stopping by. Thank you also for supportive comments. They are always appreciated. Cheers, Di


  1. Oh boy have you captured that amazing sunset beautifully here Diane! Love it, hugs Jenny x

  2. So nice Diane...great sunset and frame

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  3. What a fabulous photo Diane and your layout showcases it beautifully. As here nature is a great inspiration.

  4. That is an outstandingly beautiful photograph, and you're right, it doesn't need any help... but I love your subtle framing - the punched trellis adds just the right definition to it... wonderful!
    Alison x

  5. This is lovely Di. I love the way you have enhanced your beautiful photo. The beautiful sunsets will start now as the days get cooler!

  6. Beautiful page! The photo is gorgeous and the layout compliments it nicely without drawing the eye from the beautiful focal point! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

  7. Fabulous photo Di and I love the 'frame' you've made for it. It's always so obvious that nature is one of your greatest inspirations and it clearly works so well for you. Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But A Card for this challenge.
    Julia xx
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.