Friday, October 28, 2016

A few layouts to end the month

 The first layout is for October white with cayenne - pretty hot!! I have had the funky Hunger Games bookmark for a while and it seemed perfect for this layout. I also used some Jinny Beyer chili powder paint.
And then just for fun, here's a Halloween layout - Happy happy!!
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

October challenges - Kraft plus, Scrapafrica, and More than Words

This post will be a little long as I am trying to catch up with posting the October challenges that I have been creating. We were very fortunate not to have any damage to our home from Hurricane Matthew but our power and internet were down for a few days. 
I used some very old paper, some ribbon, some buttons, and a little dymo tape. I threw some Finnabair rust pastes at the kraft paper and also used my coffee cup dipped in coffee
 This next challenge is for   I prepared the heavy watercolor paper with gesso and layered pieces of an old handkerchief and laces. I painted the cat using a very limited palette of watercolor paints and I created the button and shell covered hearts by going through my button box and collection of shells.

 This final layout is for  I thought this photo of Prague that my son took was so beautiful and was so perfect for both the ombre and the change parts of this challenge. I painted the vase shape with watercolors and added the laces and flowers (one is made for some sewn ribbon). I then found this wonderful quotation about twilight - just perfect!
I have been painting and scrapping quite a bit this past month, and having so much fun combining the two. Hope you like them and thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

White with one magenta

I love the concept of the challenge
to pair the purity and simplicity of white with one other color
I have joined this challenge several times and
won a Guest designer spot in September for my June layout.
For August (current month)
the challenge color is magenta
it's a very difficult color to pin down
so I did the best I could
I actually used one of my oil pastels that was labeled "magenta"
for working on the painted flowers and the edge of the paper.
the other elements were things I thought were a good match
hope you like it
and just wait till you see my creation for next month
it's still in the percolating stage but I am pretty sure of where it's going
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

he held her like a seashell

I loved the color inspiration for the July-August
challenge - see the swatch above
and the seashell story inspiration
so I went with that idea
the canvas has multiple layers of gesso and paints
the heart is canvas onto which I glued
shells, coral, and buttons
the rest is a mix of this and that of elements
that seemed to want to be part of this layout
Since I last posted
a new month has begun
and I have started working on an online
drawing and painting class with Kate Thompson
on Jeanne Oliver's website
the class is Children of the Wild
I have been practicing painting animals
and really enjoying the class
you'll be seeing more from it soon

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