Friday, March 25, 2016

Archi-scraps - SMILE card

Hi Ladies!

Here is the March criteria for the Archi-scraps challenge. The challenge is based around the photo below.

If you would like to join in you can get to Archi-scraps here.

Your layout or card doesn't have to be all yellow, but we do need to see how this building influenced you, perhaps a shape or an image it evokes.
You may do a card, tag, layout etc.
I made a card this time round!


My card was influenced by the the trailing leaves on the columns and the white painted edging around the eaves. I used Gesso on top of the wooden leaf/branch as a sealer and then I used 'Tinby' mettalic melts 'Glistening Snow' to cover the leaf/branch 

Great challenge this month Julene and DT Girls!


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

ARTastic - These TWO make me SMILE

Hi Ladies!

There is a lovely challenge this month at ARTastic challenge
 blog using this beautiful owl image 
by Mia Taninaka with Oh The Wise One
You can get to the challenge here
Here is my take on the challenge....
These TWO make me SMILE
 I have added a wood veneer OWL, 
little people, and arrows.
Here is a close up...
 My daughter Jenna and her Nan (Beryl)
Thanks for the challenge this month Jane and DT girls,
 I really enjoyed putting this page of bits and bobs together!
Shazza x

Pixels and Paper - Live, Laugh, Love

Hi Ladies!

The challenge this month over at Pixels and Paper is MONOCHROMATIC themed inspiration! If you would like to join in the challenge, you can find it here. This months inspirational photo is below....
 CRITERIA is to use a MONOCHROMATIC colour scheme
Here is my interpretation of the challenge, I went with the coffee colors using brown hues 
and a close up!
Thanks for the inspiration Jane and DT girls!
Shazza x

More than words - Meditation leads to eternal BLISS

Hello Ladies!!

There is a new kid on the 
Well, a new challenge site called 'More than Words'
This is their March challenge!!
You can find your way to their blog Here
 I made a new years resolution that I would follow 
this new challenge site from 'woe to go'  - (from beginning to end), 
so here is my interpretation of their March challenge.
The Main Challenge is based on a Word Inspiration and a Creative Challenge.
This challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.

Word Inspiration is BLISS
Creative Challenge is use GESSO

I made a page for my mixed media journal, 
using the word Bliss and using Gesso 
to paint over my background of torn papers.

I learnt a new technique from the very talented Tammy James  
(and her very enthusiastic helper Donna Stevens)
at the 'Scrapalong' retreat early this month. 
The technique is covering/painting/altering images taken from magazines.
I will definately being trying this technique again soon. 

I used a quote from Swami Savananda

Here is a close up!

Thanks for another WONDERFUL challenge MTW DT girls

Shazza xx