Ahhhhh a little 'spring' challenge from me today - it's for my penultimate guest dt for the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog - the fabulous Valerie Wilson has challenged us with the prompt 'Spring'
Sooooo I've gone down the 'springtime' feel and also added a wee spring.........for my happy and fun filled journal page.......fun and smiles is what i had creating and fun and smiles shines through (well in my world it does lol:-))) about 15 hours of fun and love poured into this piece - just sayin' as I'm often asked how long does a piece of work takes me and I usually have no idea but recently i've started to time myself..........
I stamped the Sunflowers onto deli-paper painted with Dina Wakley paints and doodled with Gelatos - brights. the doodles you see on the stem are simply created using a Stabilo all-pencil black
The colourful border down the side of my page are the centres from the Sunflower blooms, very effective when sat side by side in a kaleidoscope of colours.....
I adore Kate Crane's new stamps - hop over to Stampotique to spy them - PRESS HERE - this little beauty I used is called 'Sing' with words on the side
The cute hat on Sing's head is a Daniel Torrente stamp, PRESS HERE to go look at the fab 'Hat Cube' stamp.....
Ben over at Art From The Heart is expecting his first of 3 huge shipments of Stampotique delights in any day soon too - PRESS HERE to go peep and if what you want is out of stock press the 'email when back in stock option'
The stencils I used to create my textured background are Tim Holtz layering stencils #36-scribbles, #9 splatters and #21 speckles. I used a palette knife and pasted a white matte gel medium through them, let dry and then colourised.
.......the love heart banner is created from the leaves off the Sunflower stamps - fussy cutting and catch-up tv time lol.......
.....i added words - I jumbled them up to cause slight confusion lol, little and simple deliberate accidents bring me soooo much joy (i'm a bit of a tinker at heart:-)))) seriously though, it keeps you looking at my artwork whilst your brain works out the confusion.........heeheehee x
To go look at this wonderful stamp one second, one minute, one hour, one day........ PRESS HERE
and PanPastels yes I can't leave my page without visiting my PanPastesl, they add the extra Va-Va-Voom......soooo I set to and add more lovely layers of colour, top up the brights for the 'pop', add moody tones, for movement, and hi-lights and shadows......they blend soooo well over the Gelatos too..
Hope to see your creations up over in this fab challenge - go find the challenge HERE
Right - yup
Cuppa tea time for me, hahahax (need a brandy in it today as I'm waiting on news of my Dads four/five hour operation - a re-do on a hip replacement....a long day....week for me......)
Have a beautiful day my lovely friends
thanks for popping by