Wednesday, 1 August 2012

by the sea

Hello August ☺  Another month is upon us and it's time to introduce the latest challenge at ARTastic.
There are a few exciting changes happening - we are mixing up the challenges a little and the Design Team will be giving tips and tutorials along the way.
This month we have a very fun challenge and one that is quite popular at the moment: MIXED MEDIA INSPIRED ♥  We have the inspiration painting and also some idea's for mixed media from Design Team member Helene - so pop over to the blog and check it all out!!

 Here's my LO:
 I was inspired by the colour, using mostly blues and browns with the pop of black.  I've also added in texture using modelling paste and a CW stencil.  Here are close-up's of the details:
 ... layers of paper including dress-making patterns decoupaged onto the card stock ... I've complimented the beachy theme with twine, shells and muslin ...
 ... texture created with the CW stencil, modelling paste, mist and ink - I've also added in Dusty Attic chipboard to give it even more dimension ...
... I've used the packaging from some Prima Flowers for the wording banners - perfect for this photo ...

We would love to see lots of entries in our gallery this month - there are some gorgeous prizes to be won.  Be sure to check out the ARTastic blog and also the inspiration from the Design Team.  We hope you enjoy the 'new look' ARTastic and challenges ☺



3 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Saw this over at ARTASTIC & thought then how lovely it was....GREAT thinking with the 'Prima' banners!! And I LOVE the seashell & little fence tucked in...you've excelled yourself here...the colours & shabby chic is just perfect. Sigh...Drool!

Roxy said...

Oh my gosh, just saw this over at ARTastic and had to pop over to say, "WOW!!!" Beautiful, I absolutely love everything about it!!!

Helene said...

I love your layout! The combination of the cherry blossom chipboard and your textured cherry blossoms are awesome!!

It was so fun to see the CT’s take on the challenge!