Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mixed Media Place.........Music Challenge

The next Summer Music Challenge at Mixed Media Place is Adele's Rolling In The Deep. See HERE for details.
I have very "literally" illustrated the lyrics "you had my heart inside your hand and you played it to the beat."

Nothing very "deep and meaningful" about my interpretation. Just a hand (drawn and water coloured) holding a heart by strings attached to it.

My favourite part of this page is the "tatood" arm, using a stamp and Masking Fluid (see previous post HERE )

As well as paper and some washi tape a Finnabair Elementals stencil "Netting" creates part of the background, and I've used it with heavy gel medium which is a little more resistant to colour than what texture paste would be and creates a more subtle pattern.

Amongst my stash of stamps I have two favourites.....I use them constantly. Both created by Finnabair for Prima; one is the Vintage Book stamp ( in red ) from the Vintage Vanity Collection and the other one is Clear Stamp #1 from the Sunrise Sunset Collection; here it's been embossed with white.
All the colour, well there are only three, plus black, comes from Ecoline water colour. The concentric circles representing "the beat" of the heart is a TCW stencil

As always I've indulged my love for fussy cutting and collage and these floral elements create the central background for the heart.

If you love this song and you would like to show us your creative interpretation of it, here is the link to Mixed Media Place - Summer Music vol. 2 - Adele
Thank you for visiting.....may your week ahead be sweet, full of love and creativity.
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Book Box Colour

Today I'm working on the Book Box that I started a few weeks ago. Throwing lots of colour at some Finnabair Elementals Resist Canvas.

Tomorrow I head to Melbourne for 4 days to do 3 workshops with Andrea Matus de Meng.
I am beyond excited.
Thanks for visiting. Hope your week is light, bright and full of.............whatever you want it to be full of.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mixed Media Place.......Journal Page

For Mixed Media Place this month I've made an art journal page to highlight stamps. In the past stamps were pretty much always the domain of card makers, but now with the popularity of mixed media, stamps are used by every one. For scrapbooking we tend to keep them in the background, but for this journal page I'm using stamps as my focus. These Dina Wakley face stamps are very expressive. I have also used stamps from 3rd Eye and Finnabair's range. Most of the colour on these pages comes from Prima's Color Bloom spray mists, such beautiful rich and pure colours.

Gold Foil is my favourite....the photo below does not do justice to the intense gold shimmer that this product produces.

I have used a total of 5 different coloured mists on this tag. By not allowing each colour to properly dry before adding the next colour creates a soft, subtle, blended look....mmmm, maybe some people would say 'muddy', but it was an experiment that I liked the look of.

When the tag is flipped over the mood of the page has changed. I am almost to the point where I don't want to watch the news or open a news paper any more. The atrocities that are happening in so many places all over the world due to conflict just continues: and it breaks my heart.

The tears will never stop falling until the guns stop shooting.
I feel that this post is 'gloomy'. I don't apologise for it. My journal pages will always reflect my thoughts, my ideas, my emotions. The image this week of a little boy holding up a decapitated head and being told by his father that this is a good thing is beyond belief, but it's real.
In my 'lucky' part of the world life goes on. I'm fortunate and I'm thankful.
All stamps, mists and materials are from Mixed Media Place. For a full list of materials see HERE.

Thank you for dropping by. Enjoy what's left of this week. I am off to prepare for a little art adventure. Next week I'm heading HERE. I am nervous, I may be out of my depth, but very excited.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ten Days Of Winter

I love winter, I don't want it to end, but here we are already into August. These are some glorious winter images taken in the last few weeks on my iphone.
From left to right
Amazing view through the trees and across the lake at at the beautiful K1 Winery
Moody edit of a winters day at Knights Beach
Lani and the old tractor on the farm at Handorf
View down the valley and across the Adelaide Hills from the deck of The Lane Winery.
My cosy reading chair
Out door working boots
Camelias in full bloom
Jonquils flowering; a little early
Cold morning view across Lady Bay
Poinsettia and candles
Thanks for the inspiration Kim at Art in Red Wagons.
As always thanks for dropping by. Hope your keeping warm or enjoying the sun. Have a great week.
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