Tuesday, June 14, 2011

An Homage to Van Gogh's Starry Night

The Layout
I find I need to challenge myself, otherwise I get bored really easily, lose interest and move on to a new activity. I don't want all my layouts to look the same so I tried experimenting with a new style. I went for a more artsy approach as inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night. It shows Kevin flying through the night to Hogwarts on his broom. The backdrop was a display at the Orlando airport. We visited Florida last summer to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, along with other attractions like the Kennedy Space Center and swimming with manatee.

A Journey to Hogwarts
Here is the original from the master himself:

Van Gogh's Starry Night
The Details
First I  drew the wind and night sky with some colored chalks and pom-poms. Then I layered on top with some wind and stars cut from paper and plastic.

Drawing in the sky background
I glued on some silver stars and a diamond star which was a piece of jewelry I bought at a yard sale for this layout. Finally I added some yellow Stickles glitter glue for the glowing light.

Jeweled star accent
Here is the journaling section.

The layout is based on sketch #159 from Creative Scrappers blog. You can use their sketches and link your layout to the blog post.

This is the double page layout that I made for myself after the trip last summer. If you want to see my whole Orlando album, take a look here. 

Thanks for stopping by,


Becky said...

Wow Michelle! You sure did challenge yourself and the result is fabulous!

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