Saturday 8 April 2017

Blue and ochre

I started an art journal this year, mainly to rediscover creating art and to do something with all the scrapbooking and stamping stuff that I did not touch in 2016...

Therefore, when I saw the layout Kate Yetter showed on the Paperartsy blog last week, I knew that two more pages would be filled in the art journal to join the Blue and ochre challenge.

I started by painting two pages with some blue Fresco paints, then covered it with gesso. Then I used the Urban Outsiders Stencil with Baltic Blue Fresco paint and coloured the inside with Haystack. These colours are also used with Crackle Glaze for the paper strips.

I used stamps from the Petals Plates 1, 3, and 6. The "Mother Nature" image on the right page is coloured with pencils. The "Secrets of the garden" text is a stamp from Lin Brown (ELB01).

Sunday 26 March 2017

The future comes one day at a time

I made this card for the Doors, windows and architecture challenge on the Paperartsy blog.

I was impressed and inspired by Lin Brown's post on the PA blog. I did not create a whole book, but just stamped one image and coloured that with Derwent pencils.

It took some effort to create the background. I tried a lot of things. They all ended up in the garbage bin. In the end, I took a card, coloured it with white gesso and Haystack Fresco paint. The sentiment is stamped on paper coloured with Distress Ink.

Stamps used:
building: US-Arched Apertures Plate 1.
script: Travel Plate 2.
image, sentiment: Hot Pick 1007.

Sunday 5 March 2017

The Craft Barn Blog Candy

The Craft Barn has some blog candy to give away: 12 new colours of Paperartsy Infusions. Hopefully, I can play with these soon!

You may find all details here.

Good luck!

Monday 20 February 2017

Birds tag

I made this tag for the Masks challenge on the Paperartsy blog.

The background of this tag was coloured with Aged Mahogany and Dusty Concord Distress inks. On top of that I used a Tim Holtz mask and sprayed with Dylusions ink sprays. However, the effect was not yet good enough for me. I repositioned the mask, and painted with Butternut Fresco paint. This is the mask in the upper corner. For balance, I did the same in the lower left corner.

To finish the background, I stamped a leaf from ELB02 in white.

The birds are from chipboard and painted with Haystack, Zesty Zing, and some Autumn Fire Fresco paints. The little ribbon pieces in the bottom right corner again provide some balance.

I was inspired by the post by Ingrid Vichova on the PA blog, and wanted to create a lot of depth, like she did on her art journal page.

I hope you like it.

Monday 30 January 2017

Pink and orange tag

I made this tag for the Pink and orange challenge on the Paperartsy blog.
Not the colours I use very often, so it took me some time before I knew what to create.

I used Butternut, Rusty Rose and a little Snow Flake Fresco paints for the sky. I created a scenery with stamps from Stampers Anonymous (car, branches and birds), and houses from Paperartsy HP1110.

To finish, I used a white pen for some details of the car and for some lights in the houses.

Monday 16 January 2017

Practice Random Acts of Art

The second week of Wanderlust. This was about creating a lot of layers and a focal point. Layers may be completely covered by later layers. Actually, I do not like that. It is a pity of the work. Luckily, I took some photos, so that some layers are still visible.

I started with blue and purple colours.

Next, I added some scrap papers, including one with dutch text, and painted with green and brownish colours. There is not much left of the first layer. White paint for the focal point, a little off center to make it more interesting. No idea yet, what will be in the focal point.

This is the final page. I added blue colours again, and made the focal point yellow. To finish and make it my own creation I used some Paperartsy stamps. The old timer is a very old rubon. It neatly fits in the focal point, which was not foreseen! The leafs and flowers are drawn with Zig markers.

Sunday 8 January 2017

Wanderlust 2017

Last year, I did not create anything, which was ok, lots of other things to do, lot of other things happened. However, at the end of last year, I returned to our craft room, and created an ATC. This was fun to do again.

I started this year with joining Wanderlust 2017, an online class that promises a year-long journey in art journaling and mixed media. The main reason is to get inspiration to use the stamps, inks, etc. again.

Therefore, my statement is Rediscover Happiness in Creating Art.