April Bootcamp

It's almost May! April went by soo fast. It was time for another Bootcamp assignment this months and it was all about The Global Art Gathering that's in june :). It's an event where you can meet Lilla Rogers (and other leading industry experts) in real life, sounds amazing!

We were asked to design a poster for the event, it had to include some handlettering but we could make anything we liked. I decided to focus on the 'art' part. I hand lettered almost everything that's on the poster and made a colorful background with acrylic inks. I scanned the background and used it for the poster. I made a lot of sketches for the title that would be on the poster and I decided to go for a handlettered / script feel. I sketched a couple of icons to add to the poster too and I digitalized them in Illustrator, where I added some of the colors that Lilla Rogers Studio uses often.

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You can view the complete gallery with work from all the students at Lilla Roger's website.

 

 

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One layer card - Racoon

I made another one layer card today :).One layer cards are always a bit challeging for me. I use a lot of patterned papers and for these cards you can't use these. So I made my own patterned paper with a background stamp today.

It's a combination of a couple 'techniques' and I made a video to show how I made the card.

Ik heb vandaag nog een kaart gemaakt die bestaat uit één laag. Dit soort kaarten zijn meestel best uitdagend voor mij omdat ik heel vaak allerlei soorten papier gebruik voor mijn kaarten. Dit keer heb ik dus mijn eigen patroon gemaakt voor de achtergrond van de kaart.

In de kaart heb ik een aantal 'technieken' gebruikt en ik heb er een filmpje bijgemaakt om te laten zien hoe hij is gemaakt.

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racoon onelayer

As a one layer card with Hero Arts products this card qualifies for the challenge at A blog named Hero and the monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp is 'anything goes' so it certainly qualifies for that one ;).

Last but not least, I'm also linking this card to the ONE LAYER - vs LOTS OF LAYERS challenge at Make the Day special, as a one layer card in contrast to the cards with lots of layers.

 

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Monochromatic card

I was thinking about the challenge from yesterday and I realized that monochromatic didn't have to mean black... So I decided to make another card for the challenge and this time I choose the monochromatic version. And that fits my stamps and ink supplies haha.

I made a little process video for this card so you could see how it's made. The sound quality of the video isn't that good... but I'll try to fix that in my next video. I feel a bit like Kripke from the Big Bang Theory when I speak English but who knows, maybe it'll get better in a while. But luckily it's pretty self explainable too :)

 

When I started I was thinking to add some watercolor to the racoon but that didn't work on the cardstock I used (I didn't use neenah solar white but maybe that will work?...Or otherwise you could use just watercolor paper). So eventually I just added a couple of highlights with my distress marker on the racoon.

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It's a pretty clean and simple card ánd it's in one layer so it fits the challenge at 'A blog named Hero' and 'Simon Says Stamp (wednesday challenge)' too! I used a stencil and stamp set from hero arts, but for all the supplies, check out the list below.

 

 

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