Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Artastic challenge - KEEP OUT

Hi Ladies!

This month at ARTastic is a fabulous challenge and a calloboration with C.S.I - Colors Stories Inspiration

Here is the inspirational Australian Government Vintage Poster c1930

and the criteria is to use Striped pattern paper

I decided to do a canvas and use the deck chair as my inspiration from the poster, and covered the criteria by painting the stripes on the deck chair canvas.


I painted the background using Jo Sonja's paints, the sand is painted in skin tone the sea is a mixture of blues and the sky was painted in greys using a technique called stippling.

The fence is made of icy pole sticks, cut down and made to look old and weathered painted and then using Decor Crackle. I added a seagull to the top of the fence.

The keep out sign is also made from icy pole sticks and stained with light oak wood stain.

The deck chairs are cut out and I painted over the wooden frame and the striped canvas. I also added the spade, bucket and boat and painted over these aswell.

The hat and glass are layered to give a dimensional look.

Lastly I added grass using a black pigment pen and a wash of different greens. 

Here are some close up... 




Thanks for a great challenge this month Jane and DT's


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pixels and Paper July challenge - The Zipper

Hi Ladies!

Here is my entry for the July challenge at Pixels and Paper.

Here is the inspirational photo.

I took my inspiration from the colors and the circus theme!


Perfect timing, we had a circus in town last week,
I managed to get a 'Hair Blown' selfie, 
with the Zipper in the background. 
(it was blowin' a gale that day)

A close up!

Thanks for a great challenge!
Jane and Design Team members.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Feeling Sketch #95 - The Twisted Sisters

Hi Ladies!

Here is my entry for Feeling Sketchy layout sketch #95, you can find the challenge here.

Here is mine...

The Twisted Sisters

and a close up!

Debi and her Design Team would love 
to see you join in this month :)