Sunday, November 18, 2012

Artsy Fartsy--Take 5....



Two weeks have flown by and it is time for another Artsy Fartsy Friendly Challenge with my friend Carolyn Dube. I seriously was doubting if I was going to get this one done. I have been working non-stop on a big project but decided that heck, I'm taking a break for ONE hour to do this. And that I did. I set my timer for one hour and had a fantastic time.

Our Challenge:
Gelli Plate from Gelli Arts (just because Carolyn and I can't stop using it)
A Die Cut Piece
Oil Pastels

I started with a print I made on my Gelli Plate--I wish the photo showed the detail more, it turned out just beautiful and shimmery:
Then a die cut or two....not a problem...they are thrown all over my house right now from the project I'm working on:
Looks like those diecuts are totally wrong....but I had a plan I added a few different water soluble pencils to try to "ground" the diecuts :
Then my last item to use...oil pastels. Not something I use that often unless they are the soluble kind. I colored all around the outside of my design with purple and blue oil pastels and used a stylus to scribble.

The words I added were a thought that has been going on in my head for awhile from a conversation we had at Brave Girl Camp. I think my heart diecut worked perfect for this thought. I will say that I could have went on and on with this piece. Adding more layers and depth, but unfortunately my one hour timer went off and it was back to work. 

I wonder what Carolyn did....
If you click HERE you will see too!



3 comments :

  1. So much depth here! Both in your words (which I needed to be reminded of lately) and your colors! There is color layered upon color- the scratching in the oil pastel was so perfect! I have to remember that next time I use my oil pastels! The red just pops and commands my eye to notice it and its words (again, more I needed to be reminded of)! So glad we get to do these challenges together!

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  2. Love this page. Just came to know about your blog through Carolyn and find your art beauitful. This page layout is brilliant , aswell as the colours. Such depth

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  3. What a beautiful sentiment and reminder to take "me time." I love all the shimmer, color and depth too. that red is just brilliant too. xo

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