Sunday, 16 October 2011

Be Creative by Alison Hall

Hello Stampers! Get those sunglasses on now, I have one very bright piece of art for you today! It's a step out for me, but I have attempted to use 2 complimentary colours, green & pink (opposites on the colour wheel), & to my untrained eye, they appear to work.

I have used the A5 Swirls, Splats & Dots Plate, which is one of the new Artistic Stamper stamps which is currently on special offer HERE, with a massive 25% off!

To begin, I tore a piece of watercolour card from a spiral pad, & cut it to fit a 7" x 5" card blank. I love the spiral border & wanted to keep this. Next, I applied a fairly generous layer of Claudine Hellmuth Studio gesso to the watercolour card, then stamped into it with the swirl & open circle stamps from the A5 Swirls, Splats & Dots Plate, to create some texture.

I dried the gesso with a heat gun, then used a baby wipe to apply Clover & Raspberry Adirondak Paint. I added some circles & dots from the same Swirls Plate, using Snowcap, Pitch Black & Raspberry paint, then used a credit card to create the black & white lines. I stamped Imagine, using Clover paint, & Art Is Life with Raspberry paint, then stamped a couple of Splats, using the Raspberry Paint.

I stamped the words from the Be Creative Plate, onto cream paper, cut around them, then added colour using a waterbrush & Raspberry Adirondak Dye Ink. I glued the words to the background, then edged them with a black Stabilo pencil. Finally, I attached my artwork to a kraft coloured card.

Thanks for looking, & I look forward to your comments.

Alison xx


Georgie Horn said...

pink and green were THE colors to wear when I was in high school!

Helen said...

LOVE this colour combo!

Yvonne said...

This is a great journal page Alison! Great colour combination, love the shady quotes, beautiful background and use of stamps!
Greetings, Yvon xxx

Scattychick said...

It's lovely I have been trying more artistic scrapbook pages since following this blog so thank you for all the inspiration :)

hazel said...

Wonderful Alison - the colours work really well.
xxx Hazel.

Becky said...

Love it Alison and the colours look great well done you xx

Sid said...

Nice one Ali !!

Emma said...

Fabulous and I love the colours!! Great journal page, Alison!
Love Emma xx

Anonymous said...

This is a very "free" and loose piece and it is brimming with creativity.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful page, love the color combination.

Artyjen said...

Yep the colours make a great combo!
xoxo Sioux