Monthly Muse April 2019: Backgrounds Wk 2

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  1. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Feeling lazy with my coffee and book

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    Welcome to the second week of the April Monthly Muse which is all about backgrounds.

    This week, we are going to focus on using blocking with color and/or patterns/paper with shapes i.e. circles, rectangles, diamonds. You can create your blocked background by stamping color/pattern with brushes or you may use paper. The second step is to overlay with a repeating pattern which can help draw attention to your page.

    April Muse:

    Week 2 - Color Blocking and Shapes

    Step 1 - create color blocking on your background with brushes and/or paper.
    Step 2 - create a repeating pattern of shapes i.e. circles, diamonds, squares....to draw attention were desired.

    Here are some ideas to get you thinking.

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    Here's my page, I used patterned paper to create my blocks and then merged a photo overtop of them. I used brushes to add the repeating circles.

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    You may create any style of layout (ie. clean and simple, artsy, pocket style etc.) you wish, with or without photos. Create any size page you wish. This is for everyone, so have fun and see where the inspiration takes you. If you want all 4 Muses ( 1 for each week this month) on one page that's perfectly ok or you can make 4 separate pages!! It's totally up to you! :)

    Please post your layout to the Art Journaling Gallery HERE prior to April 30, 2019 and then post it in this thread by copying the code (at the right of your gallery image) from the box under "Share BB Code".

    We will draw a winner at the beginning of next month for a coupon!! You can use any products in The Lilypad store or retired products from current Lilypad designers, (just make sure you follow our gallery guidelines).
     
  2. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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  3. Janisn

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    I used Rachel Jefferies template for a start and modified a lot, then used papers from CD Muckosky to create color blocks. Used SWL paperstyle template for triangle shapes. Finally added a line drawing of face from Rebecca to the pinkish block because it sort of looks like a dress and a poem about triangles as the focus. Did I mention that this was soo much fun.
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  4. Rikki

    Rikki Next I'm going to look up naughty limericks

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    @bcgal00 Your page is gorgeous! I'll build up on my page from last week.
     
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    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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  6. RJMJ

    RJMJ Picked like a bright red apple right off the tree!

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    Ah!...Another Art Journaling Challenge!...Yeah!...I'm Not Sure If I Understood Exactly What You Meant Here...I Took An Almost Blank Paper & Filled It With Different Kinds Of Flowers & Blended Them All In To Suit My Mind & The Look That I Was Going For...Then I Implemented All Of My Art Dolls On Top & Added Other Elements & Then I Proceeded To Add Even More Flowers...So The Many Shapes Of The The Background Flowers Blended Into The Paper...In Direct Contrast With The Flowers That I Put Directly On Top Of The Art Dolls...

    *Hope This Is What You Were Getting At...Different Floral Shapes In The Back Contrasting With The Different Floral Shapes That I Put On Top Of The Art Dolls...

    *For My Blooming Spring Layout-I Used:

    *Sonnet 42 Willowby & Closet-Rebecca McMeen
    *Beautiful Change-Bundle-Mommyish(2)
    *Rise-Lynn Grieveson(1)

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    Rikki Next I'm going to look up naughty limericks

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  8. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    thank you for a great Muse Rae.
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  9. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

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    Adding to my original page, week 2 is circles or things in the round...

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  10. Pups_r_Paps

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    I used a paper from NBK Designs then used a watercolor brush to add blocks of color. Then I used a brush by Anna Aspnes to add the subtle circles. Finally I added the bevel I almost always add to my ATC's.
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  11. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    Thanks for another great challenge, Rae.

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    Your sample page is gloriously yummy!
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    redplaid3 Just call me Zaley's Grammy!

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    What do you mean by color blocking?
     
  17. RJMJ

    RJMJ Picked like a bright red apple right off the tree!

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    Hey Everyone!...I Decided To Give This Challenge Another Try...This Time I Went With Umbrellas In The Background & Contrasted That With Large White Polaroid Frames...Or Perhaps The Contrast Is In The Oddly & Mis-Shapen Circles Strewn Throughout...Or Perhaps The Vertical Building Lines Going In That Diagonal Pattern...

    *For My There Is Beauty In Solitude Layout-I Used:

    *Eucalyptus-Bundle-Rachel Jefferies
    *Mixed Media Monthly-Polaroid Frame-Paula Kesselring(3)

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  18. redplaid3

    redplaid3 Just call me Zaley's Grammy!

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    Hope this is what you mean! My shape is a triangle.
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  20. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    My week #2:

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    Somehow I can't keep up, I am a week behind!
     

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