Monday, February 10, 2014
Black and white with shades of gray
No, this isn't a black and white photo. The page is really this color.
A couple of weeks ago, I challenged myself to do a page of all neutrals. Today, I have an even greater challenge. For LOAD today, we were encouraged to do a page in black and white. That's tough for me as a color person.
My subject are the birds on our feeder in winter. The photo on the left is of a Tow-hee, a beautiful bird in black and rust. This was made 2 years ago as we haven't had any of those this winter. The one on the right was taken just a few days ago. And I think there are going to be more opportunities for taking snow photos this week.
For the page, I used gesso over a mask on the cardstock background. I journaled with a white gel pen on some designer paper. Normally, I use a white gel pen on cardstock. It just glides beautifully on the designer paper.
The embellishments are some black printed plastic snowflakes I got in some blog candy a couple of years ago. I wasn't sure what I would ever do with black snowflakes but they work here. The rhinestone circle gave me a fit! It has been ages since I applied on of these and apparently you should measure the diameter BEFORE you take it off the backing to get the circle round and in the right place.
Anyway, it worked out here in the video at YouTube:
Here's the new sketch for this page:
Last year's sketches are available by clicking on the link on the sidebar or here.
So I managed a page without color! It was fun. I don't think it will be my norm but nice to stretch the boundaries a bit.
Thanks for stopping by!