Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Paperdvizhnik #28

 
 
 
 
As soon as I saw the criteria to this challenge over on Sandi's blog... it was exciting to start!
 
'Reflections'
 
Paige's very close friend asked Paige if she would take part in a ballet/dance themed photography session (for her school assignment) around our city and this is one of the photos... 
The reflection is beautiful - and has not been edited in anyway. I just narrowed it by cutting the 7x5 down after I printed it out to make it look long...
Then was so motivated to paint the background to extend the photo past its boundaries....
 
(Paige will be performing 'The Dying Swan' next month)
 
 
 
 
The LO kind of 'evolved...
I first started out by trying out paint colours on the a white paper bag for practice and to gain a feel for the colour mixing I'd need....
 
 
Then things were starting to line up
 
 
 
So kept shading and matching....
 
 
Hmnnn.... then after a while...
 it started to look really good on the bag!!!  So thought I'd use it for the LO and slip some cardstock inside to support it.
And with that, stuck on the photo and thought about adding butterflies...
Black ones?

 
 
 
Or maybe white ones with gesso?



 
LOL - ended up using both!


 
and stamped the title through the middle of the real image and the reflection...
not sure why...it just seemed to need some sort of separation..to bring attention to the two sides.




 
Is it interesting to turn the whole thing upside down even?
Hmmmn.....
 
 
You can find the challenge
 
 
 
 
 
 

15 comments:

Deb said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is totally amazing, Mandy and such a stunning photo. Looooovvvveee what you have done with the title...very clever. Gorgeous
background....gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Can you tell I love this.

Lizzy Hill said...

Ditto re: Deb's comment......loveloveloveloveLOOOOOOVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Soooo original & that photo. A-MAZING:):):) And thanks for the high 5 re Scrap365....it'll help me 'grow' as a scrapper, eh????!!!!!

Lizzyc said...

This is stunning, how you have created a mirror image is magic.. love it... what a graceful photo too...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeeee that photo and all the butterflies!!!

Cathy said...

OMG WOW Mandie, such a stunning creation!! The painted background looks amazing and your photo is simply breathtaking!!

yyam said...

Oh wow. This is so artsy. Just love how this page came about. Perfection.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

this is beautiful!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, this is soooooo amazing, Mandy! I really love how you've used that photo to highlight the two sides of it! And your mixed media background is stunning! Soooooo fabulous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

ohhhh LOVE this!!! it is a stunning layout!

Christiane Courtin-Mangez said...

Beyond stunning Mandy,

such a wonderful photo, a real wonderful backgraound with the two sides !!!!

waouhhhhhhhhhh, I adooooore !!!it's fabulous, hugsssssssssss from France !!

Irini said...

Perfection!......
I cant stop looking at how beautifully this layout came together!..
beautiful work!
hugz
irini

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is amazing!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE what you've done with the challenge! So perfect! What a gorgeous refection!

libbyquilter said...

absolutely stunningly gorgeous~!!
this is one of the most beautiful scrap booking pages i've ever seen~!

:-)
libbyQ

Jasmine S said...

Oh wow oh wow. This is just sensational. Your extension of the photo is just amazing.

Tusia Lech said...

Exquisite layout!!!