Saturday Scraplift: Brushwork as a Design Element

My friend and fellow Creative Team member Joanne (jcaruth910) definitely has a way with brushes. I love how she made the brushwork such an integral part of the page she recently posted for her blending challenge. I also noticed how she rotated some of the hearts for an interesting twist, and placing all of her elements on that dark background really made them pop. Diane and Sharon, two of my teammates, joined me in lifting Joanne’s beautiful page; here’s how she inspired us.

Joanne’s page:

 Diane (dvhoward55) followed Joanne’s design closely, substituting pretty, botanical brushes for the heart brushes as a background for that great photo of herself. I love the soft pink and orange hues that hint at just-around-the-corner spring, and pops of black always seem to be exactly the right finishing touch.

Credits: Blendable Layers No. 99;  Artsy Blend Layers Botanicals No. 03; Botanist Notebook No. 23 Kit; Scripted Bible Verses Brushes and Stamps No. 01

In keeping with Valentine’s Day, Sharon (justbnsharon) scrapped a photo of her mother and father on their wedding day. The heritage photo goes perfectly with the muted colors she chose for the appropriate heart brushes. Don’t you just love the sweet look those two are sharing?

Credits: Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No 37; Left Unsaid Brushes and Stamps

I worked with a photo of my great niece and nephew that contained some bright, clashing colors, so I used a tip from Sarah and Kim’s Color Chat from last weekend. I uploaded my photo to Adobe Color CC to get ideas for a color scheme and ended up using softer versions of those clashing colors for my brushwork. Are those two cute or what? 

Credits: Calne Solids Paper Pack; Awesome Autumn Solids Paper Pack; Country Christmas Paper Pack; Blendable Layers No. 11; Mapped Edge Overlays No. 01; Photo Corners: Colors No. 01; Striping Love Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Pencil Line Journalers Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Little Enamel Accents: Party Brights; Awesome Autumn Element Pack; Abisko Element Pack; Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 02; Chalked Script Alphabet; Smitten Element Pack; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02

It’s time to be inspired by Joanne’s page and break out the brushes. I think you’ll have fun making them a big part of your design. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the February Challenge Participation thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!


This entry was posted in Saturday Scraplift. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Saturday Scraplift: Brushwork as a Design Element

  1. annie says:

    These are so wonderful, fabulous projects and inspiring.

Comments are closed.