Monday, 6 April 2015

3UP Abstract Canvas

I can now reveal that I'm taking part in the current 3UP over on Paperartsy Blog.
Please do pop over and take a look at all of the wonderful creations. 

Colour group B: Banana, Tangerine Twist, Bougainvillea, Caribbean Sea, Blue Glass and Purple Rain.
My Topic Paint
I started off with adhering Tissue wrap to a large canvas board then totally covered it with Blue Glass, then started to shade in with purple rain, splattered and dripped Caribbean Sea.
I let this completely dry before adding any of the other colours as I didn't want to be left with a muddy looking piece.  I had soon firm ideas of where I was going with this piece but after looking at it for a couple of days and realised that I was being limited by the butterfly so I covered  it up and everything started to flow.
The colour palate reminded me of the smarties and tutti fruttis and that influenced how the piece finally looked when it was finished, a sort of cosmic explosion of sweets. 

I had so much fun producing this using the wonderful Paperartsy paints in our colour group and I also added a little Snowflake, Treasure Gold Indigo & Limted edition 2, Blue Crocco, Micro Beads, tissue wrap, stencil and script stamp.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mothers Day

I meant to have made this card last Sunday but it just didn't happen (I had a cold and just wasn't in the right mood) so it was a bit of a rush this morning to get it done, but I'm very happy how it turned out even if the colours look a bit weird in the photo in real life the corrugated card is a soft pink not salmon pink (just to give you an idea).
The base card is an 8"x8" so Tim Holtz fabulous huge botanical stamp fits ok on this. I firstly used a mixed embossing powder of clear plus a little bit of sparkle, then I blended various distress inks over the top of it. I finished off by adding a couple of the texture fades and diecut Butterfly Duo which I doubled up after I'd blended distress inks and bling on them.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Birthday Card

I can now post this birthday card on here, as the recipient might have seen it on the facebook feed. I truly can't wait until we get some decent light to get good photos. I didn't check the picture until after the card had gone otherwise I would have taken some more.

Using Tim Holtz new Butterfly stamp and flourish stencil, plus , sentiment stamps and plenty of different shades of purple.
 Background: milled lavender, dusty concord, seedless preserves distress inks.
Butterfly: Pickled raspberry, seedless preserves and spiced marmalade distress inks and pens. I finished it off with some flowers that had been inked with dusty concord and spritzed with a purple/black mica spray and added rhinestone brads.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Treasure Seeking with Mati Rose McDonough

This is my week 8 piece from life book 2015, abstract/intuitive art isn't really my thing and I so very gave this week a miss, but I thought I'd get the background under way it wasn't until I decided to put a Viking boat on it that it came together for me. I'm not too happy with the gilding on the boat as the silver looks more like the sea-foam! maybe I shouldn't have used multi-coloured leaf. Apart from that it was really a fun lesson.

Affirmation Feather with Tamara Laporte

This was an extra project for week 5 of Life book 2015, I've still to make the main project which might wait until I have a few different supplies to help me create it.

The Beacon of Light with Tamara Laporte

Here's my week one main piece The Beacon of Light, I keep on adding little touches here and there to her and I'm still not entirely finished but she'll do for now.
Warning today is going to be a little like buses, nothing for ages and then a few posts. lol

Playing Tag with Roben-Marie Smith

Here's one of the life book week 2 bonus projects. Roben-Marie showed how to make quick tags and also shared a couple of tags for us to use. I use a small portion of one of Roben-Marie's tags as the main focal part of this tag and created a background to go with and also used Tim Holtz journey and sentiment background stamps.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Art Feeds Your Soul

Here's my Life Book week 3 piece that I created yesterday. Instead of using watercolours I used my inktense pencils. Looks like I need to loosen up a little to get this technique right, there should be more white areas and more painting outside of the lines, I was happy with the greens blending into the blue but that's really where I draw the line. lol
All of my Life Book projects are done on 12" x 9"
Thanks for taking the time to look.

Karin x

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Happy New Year Everyone!

 LB 2015 Warm-up exercise

Here's my first and warm up piece for Life Book 2015. 
In fairness to Tam and all the teachers on Life Book I can't share any of the details of any Life Book makes but if you're curious then why not join in. 
You'll find out all the details here

Thanks for looking in.
Karin x

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