Wednesday 25 January 2017

Paper Artsy first challenge of 2017

The first challenge from Paper Artsy is to use Pink & Orange, now I love a good clashing colour, so decided to add a page to my journal.

First I added Rose, Bubblegum and Orchid fresco paints, then as all my oranges were transluscent I added Tango and Smoked Paprika on top. I then laid a light pink through Lins seed head stencil.

Once the paint was dry I decided to grunge it up a bit with some infusions. Then I didnt know where to go with the page. So I decided to add some more depth using stamps from ELB30, using DI in picked raspberry and spiced marmalade. I used some irredescent paint in pinks and oranges to add lines and circles to the background. Some random black stamping of stars.

I loved Lins seed head so much I decided to bring it to the foreground as well in black, and then added the word Flower using Everything Arts new alphabet stamp. I finished off by using a wink of stella to highlight the flower heads and the stars.  a few more lines of pale pink and a scribble line around the edges and I was done.

Not what I had imagined I would produce when I started, but I love the grungy effect the infusions bought to the clash of pink and orange.

Monday 9 January 2017

2016, a look back

Well that's embarassing I only blogged three times last year!!!
So I thought I'd do a picture round up of what I had been doing, it really is a hodge podge, some are from classes I attended, I also did Wanderlust 2016 at Everything Art so was trying new things, some ATC swaps and off course the obligatory cards.  Hope you enjoy having a look, xx











So there you are Creative Journey 2016, I've had fun and learnt new things which is all the joy of craft, so I promise (crossed fingers) to be better with my blog in 2017.  Happy New Year Everyone. xx