Thursday, May 3, 2018

May and Pink with Sandi

The colour for  May is 'Pink', and not being my favourite colour to work with it has made it a challenge for me. A challenge is great to get the creative juices working and an opportunity to think outside the box for me.

This 12"x 12" layout is my first pink project. My grandies love coming over to Nanny's, they often ask for my watercolour paints and we spend time creating amazing art together.


I love using colour and white space,  this was a perfect way to make the two new pieces of chipboard I used on this layout standout. The background was created by using clear gel medium over a stencil and then spraying the page with water, Lindy's 'bubblegum pink' spray and flicks of turquoise blue spray. Watered down acrylic Dina Wakley paint was used on the chipboard, turquoise on the flourish behind the photo and a combination of the turquoise and rose pink on the 'Artist in training' phrase.With the same colours being used to 'brush' stamp which was stamped with black Archival ink.



My second share is a new page spread in my handmade journal of a handpainted girl on a pink background.



The pages were covered by gesso first then when dry a combination of pink and white Dina Wakley acrylic paint was rubbed on with my fingers over the pieces of cheesecloth which were also added before painting the little girl. Black acrylic paint was used as an ink to print the sections of the 'circles and diamonds' chippie and when dry white gesso was smeared over the clock stencil and the variety of stamps I had stamped onto the page with Archival black ink. With orange acrylic paint and a makeup sponge over the heart stencil, lines of hearts were added and the outer section of the alphabet chipboard  was also used as a stencil. To give the page more depth I stamped Fiona Paltridges flower stamps onto white cardstock, watercoloured them and then fussy cut them to place along the bottom edge of the pages. The finishing touches added included black and white highlighting of the alphabet, hearts and doodling over the pages.


Heart Stencil IDMM001

Clock Face Stencil IDMM003
IDALC0001
Circles and diamonds IDS0091





My third and final share for May is a 3D little light globe scene of a fairy garden.


The tiny bird cage was covered with silver ink and then embossed with silver and glistening snow metallic melts. The lace doily chippie was cut so it would fit in the clear globe, painted white and then  segments were wrapped with green twine around the doily. The peacock feather was painted with a thick mixture of Lindy's Stamp Gang magicals. The globe was filled with the chippie and a variety of flowers and buds with blue and clear stones mixed with gel medium placed on the inside base section to surround the small fairy purchased from one of our cheapy shops.






Bird cage 4 in a board IDT0019
Peacock feather tiny IDDL0005
Heart edged doily IDS0089

Thanks for joining us here at Imaginarium Designs and hope that my 'Pink' creations have given you some inspiration to try this colour challenge yourself. If I can do 'Pink' so can you.



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