Saturday, 1 June 2013

~ Get It Scrapped CT Blog Hop ~


A warm welcome to the Get It Scrapped (GIS) Creative Team Blog Hop. 

This is my second year with the CT. I was chosen last year and I had such a blast with this team. I thoroughly enjoyed scrapping based on the themes given and it certainly stretched my imagination. In fact, some of my best pages came from scrapping these themes!

Some original members are leaving us and they will be sorely missed. However, it's lovely to welcome new faces...


In today's hop, the creative team members will be sharing their layouts inspired by their favourite articles at Get It Scrapped. Not only that, there are awesome discounts on the Master Scrapbook Design issues so do hop along to get them! 

Inspiration from Vincent van Gogh

Apart from digitally scrapping my pages, I'm into art journaling big time, digitally of course. It's so different from doing pages and I love the freedom it gives me to play. So while searching for an article in the GIS library, I came across this particular article on 'How to apply inspiration from Vincent van Gogh to your art journaling page' by Dina Wakley. While she showed how to use brush strokes on paper, well, I decided to apply mine on a digital page. 

The Starry Night

Looking at this painting closely, one notices the brush stroke van Gogh is well known for. As I'm not a painter, my aim is not to imitate that kind of brush stroke but achieve similar kind digitally.The advantage of playing digitally is the vast array of brushes one can download free from the net. I use Photoshop CS and there are loads of different brushes available on the net (This is a site which I took from). I tend to think of brushes as stamps. I used to be an avid stamper (my enormous amount of stamps testify to that). The advantage of playing with brushes is that you can adjust according once you have 'stamped' it onto a new layer. After a bit of play, here's my background:

This background was achieved by applying different brushes on various layers. Then I use various blending modes to achieve the desire effect that I want. 

Of course I couldn't leave it like this so here's the finished art journal.

Rebecca Mcmeen: Painterly, Anna Aspnes: 12x12 Polka Dot Edges No1


Now for the icing on the cake, save 60% off on the Masterful Scrapbook Design Issue - Texture & Dimension.

Join Jana Morton, May Flaum, Cindy Liebel, Michelle Clement, Peppermint Granberg to look atadding texture and dimension to both digital and paper pages in this issue. Texture is a powerful art element because it can quickly evoke memories and emotions. Artists use both visual and physical textures to trigger your memories of previous texture experiences. Texture is tactile: it appeals to our sense of touch. It is an essential design element for visual artists, because it engages another sense in addition to sight. When you can incorporate texture on your pages, you draw your viewer in on another level.

Use coupon code giscttsat60p to grab this issue for 60% off through 3rd June.
Simply place the issue of Masterful Scrapbook Design in your cart and apply the coupon code above. 

For more ideas and discounts from the Get It Scrapped Creative Team, do follow the links below. 


Happy hopping! TTFN!

Note: If you had problems with the discount code before, it has now been fixed. Thanks for your patience!

20 comments:

Amy Kingsford said...

Such a great lift of Van Gogh's technique! And I am so glad you will be joining us again this year Audrey, I smile every time I see one of your pages!

Debbie Hodge said...

ah, beautiful! I love seeing how you combine digi supplies and your photos and stories to get original looks. thanks for your work last year --- and for staying on for another!

alexisaragona said...

Holy awesomeness, Batman! I love your take on Van Gogh's style! And I love me some digital stamps/brushes myself :D

Marie-Pierre Capistran said...

Audrey! Awesome layout!! All your pages look like oeuvre d'art, I can't even imagine how you do that. I'm glad to still be in the team with you. :)

Kiki K said...

Audrey I always admire all your journal pages! this is no exception! awesome! :)

mfortunato said...

Wow, I am in awe! Beautiful page! I'm excited to be on the team this year with such incredibly talented people.

Celeste said...

love your take on the painting! fantastic. happy to be on the team with you this year!

Christy aka. Emeraldvalkyrie said...

I am glad to be working with you again this year. You did an awesome job with your Van Gogh Inspired project!

Carrie said...

You've managed to create that same memorizing effect on your page that Van Gogh created in his paintings, but kept it in your own voice. Brilliant page!! I'm thrilled to be joining you this year.

lauriewe said...

great layout - I cannot get your coupon code to work-

Sue Althouse said...

Your art journal pages are always so inspiring! Happy to be on the team with you for another year!

Ahayes1225 said...

Wonderful art journaling. What a great technique. I am looking forward to working with you this year.

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

wow - this is so creative Audrey!

heatherawsumb said...

Your page is beautiful! Wow. I'm looking forward to being on the team with you this year!

BrendaB said...

Wow! Love the swirls of color you created!

Lise Mariann said...

Nice! Love this art journal page. So many cool elemts and colors and I love the inspiration you found in van Goghs artwork. That is really inspiring. I look forward to a great year on the creative team with you. :-)

Stefanie said...

awesome layout, love that big yellow swirl being the foundation for the black sketched face. Incredibly inspirational. Looking forward to working with you for another year.

kristytdesigns.com said...

Your background is amazing and the whole page is so detailed. Audrey you are very clever :)

Sian said...

Digital art journaling? Wow! I'm looking forward to seeing more..

S said...

Beautiful page - it really draws one in to explore all the details. Great take on Vincent's inspiration. I'm looking forward to being on the team with you this year.