Friday, 17 January 2020

Sweet Summer by Tanya Froud

Hi all!
Tanya here
 I have a couple of projects that I have just finished.

First my sweet summer Pineapple page.

Firstly I started of with a page colored with Distress Ink  and blended with a makeup sponge.
Using a Tracey Scott Stencil dabbed more Distress Ink  through.
I then drew a pineapple shape and painted it with Paper Artsy Fresco Paint, more stenciling and added some doodling , To finish I added a slick pair of shades to my pineapple.

Next I have done a Scrapbook page,

i used a Aall and Create Stencil and sponged Distress Ink through on a white sheet of 12x12 card-stock. Next i repeated this on a separate sheet of card-stock and then fussy cut bit out to build up and add dimension to my 12x12 page before mounting a circle photo in the center of the flower.

Well that's it from me....
Until next time!

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Colours of Summer: Summer Days

Summer days can often be lazy days, enjoying reading, relaxing and of course, craft! With this project I tried to depict those lazy summer days. 

I have used a combination of Paper Artsy paints ..... Lake Wanaka, Aqua Duck Egg, Seagrass, Slimed, Granny Smith, Butternut, Blah Mange and Zesty Zing. Starting with my background of sky and grass, I then added another coloured dots to form flowers in a field.

I have hand drawn my girl on a swing and made her dress from a piece of Art By Marlene Collage paper. With colour on colour, I have stamped flowers on the top of the coloured dots using a flower from Dina Wakely Abstract Blooms.

To finish my project, I added some ribbon from my stash and some bold summer flowers from Paper Artsy JOFY 80 set.

Not being the greatest artist, I had fun with this project and found drawing a girl without a face, much easier than I first thought. 
I hope you find the time to also try something a little different for this months challenge.
Have fun creating

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Summer Fun with Tammy

Hello there!!

Well I'm feeling all summery as I am currently spending some time with the family at the beach.

Such a Summer Scene....

For this one, it was just after Christmas and the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race was on and I got thinking about summer and it's colours.
That made me think of Ken Done - who I adored as a teenager, I mean his colour choices are fantastic, and immediately I had the idea of recreating a Sydney Harbour Scene.

So let's see how it happened....

Firstly, gesso the page all over.

Now time to get out my stencils and bits and pieces from Scrap Matrix and look at them a little differently....

See that stencil '12x12 Sun Valley' by Art by Marlene for The Crafter's Workshop - that sunrise/sunset shape will make a perfect Sydney Harbor Bridge!

I taped off the bottom with some washi tape and then applied some paint through the stencil.

I used Bubblegum Pink by Dina Wakley paint as it just reminds me of those summer colours that Ken Done would use.

See... Instant Bridge!!

I grabbed out my Art by Marlene Die-Cuts #3and again looked at them a little differently.
This one was instant Ken Done sun.....just add some Lemon Dina Wakley Paint.

Next step, I grabbed a stencil '6x6" Floating City' by Art by Marlene for The Crafter's Workshop, and added some paint through it to create some city buildings around the edges of the harbor.

Now time to add in sky!!

Also time to add the blue sea water.
For this, I needed a deeper strong blue.

At this point, the sky and sea seemed a little flat, so I grabbed a couple of stencils - 
I rubbed through the paint with a wet baby wipe to take off some of the colour.
Much better, it helped bring the sky and ocean to life.

Ok, so whilst I'm looking at things a little differently, I grabbed some more Die-Cuts.
Some see leaves, I see the shape of the iconic Sydney Opera House.

Ok, so now I just need some boats in the Harbor, again leaves will be perfect, and these cute little bunting is just the piece.

I then added detail with my black and white gel pen....

The final step was to add a fun painty border....

Ta da!! Time to look at your supplies in a different way....
What do you SEE??

I've got another share again today...

This one came to be as I found in my stash some napkins that were just screaming Summer.....

I began with white gesso, and then some big swipes of  'Sky' by Dina Wakley and 'Banana' by Paper Artsy. 
I love how they merged together and made lime. Yep I didn't wait for them to dry, I just went for it.

I then used '6x6 Floral Statement' Stencil by The Crafter's Workshop, and again rubbed off some of that paint through the stencil.

Ok, time to add that napkin.
I used different pieces of it and adhered it with Matte Gel.
Just don't forget to peel off that back layer of napkin first!

Now I need to blend it into the background, at the moment it looks like it's sitting on top.
To do this I grabbed one of my favourite flower stamps by Aall & Create and black ink and stamped it around the edge.

I added a bit of doodling and a perfect little saying from the Art by Marlene Stickers.

There you have it!!

Time for me to go and chase the sun and the waves.
If you'd like to see more you can head to my BLOG.

I hope I've inspired you today to try something different, to look at your supplies in a different way.

Luv Tam

Friday, 10 January 2020

A Summer of Colour

 Well here we go again... Another year is over and a new one has just begun.  

I am truly happy to be starting the year continuing as a designer for this blog.  This has been a very rewarding experience.  The comments and support has been amazing.  I can't wait to see what this year will bring.

I was not sure what I was going to do for this month's challenge when I found out what the prompt was.  Summer is far different, (and longer), up here in FNQ than it is down in the southern part of Oz.  We only have a few weeks each year where the maximum temperature falls below 20 degrees C. January usually brings the monsoonal rains, heat and humidity and the average rainfall will be between 500 to 600mm for the next few months.  Grey skies and lush greenery are the main colours of Mother Nature's palette, but we do get to see a fair number of rainbows.  So I will use those cheery colours to brighten your day. 

I have chosen to do an art journal page for my first project.  This was a quick page done in my Art by Marlene Journal.   I  have used my Paperartsy paints and one of Tracy Scott's stencils along with my Posca pens.  

For the first step I sponged Tango, London Bus, Sargasso, Cerise and Zesty Zing over my page randomly. I occasionally used my fingers to blend the colours more to my liking.  

 I then used Tracy's stencil PS160 to add some detail to my page.  I also used Snowflake on one of the designs.

My next step was to outline some of the stencilled designs with the Posca pens as well as a few doodles.  I find this step so relaxing and often find it difficult to stop.  Lastly I chose a quote from the Dina Wakely Media Collage papers and adhered it with some gel medium.  I'm not really happy with how that turned out. I was hoping the paper would be more translucent.  Oh well... 

I thought I'd show you a few other pages I have done in a different journal also using Paperartsy Paints as well as some other stencils.  These were what I was going to try to re-create for this project but every one comes out differently depending on my mood or how much time I have. Sometimes they can get a little 'busy'.  I used a brush to add the paint to these pages and they have more of a flowing design.

That's it from me this time.
I hope everyone is safe and well.

  (The disasters that have befallen this country have been truly heartbreaking. I hope that this will soon be over and the task of recovery and rebuilding can soon begin.  My heart goes out to all who are dealing with stress, loss and grief at this time.)

xx xx