Saturday, 30 October 2010

GPPS Street Challenge No. 45!

Another street team challenge , this time to use a background which has been prepared earlier so here we have two layer-painted pages.

fairly uninteresting as they stand but layered using credit card and acrylic paint

time to brighten it up a little with some spray gold paint and some stencils and a little metallic rub on along the sides and a hint of script stamping

I wanted to use tags so thought I would use three and put some messages on the back

I used distressed ink in a variety of colours on the front of each with a theme of yellow/orange/red and a bit of green

I loved seeing Michelle's hand print - such a personal message, so I cut a stencil of my hand and sprayed black copper paint (crafty notions) over it (I nearly didn't as it looked so dark in the bottle and I thought I might spoil it all but it's all about taking a small risk here and there and going with the flow.  The inner critic would have me cautious and careful but this is so much more fun)

And I love the result!

So to the next page (base colours purple, black and white) I added a stencil made up from Tim Holtz's alphabet masks and outlined it with a sakura pen. Then I added some flower stencilling with distressed ink in purple.   I then wrote words on some voile fabric and used gel medium to stick them down.  Some of the words just melted into the page which was really cool.

Thank you again Michelle for this challenge.  It was fun and I was surprised by the results.  I really had no idea what I was going to do today with those pages but it just all came together. 


michelle ward said...

Sheila - I really love your attitude with this crusade. You expressed several things that made me smile and cheer out loud - taking small risks, quieting the inner critic, getting started without any agenda, AND that you had fun! Bravo. Love that you added your hand - and that you regard it as a personal message. What a beautiful observation...and your use was so different, but with no less meaning. Thanks for sharing with the team Sheila!

jgr said...

WOW! Your hand-on-the-tags idea is just the coolest thing ever! Excellent work. Thank you for sharing!

VStarRider said...

Sheila, these are really beautiful! I love the way your hand-mask turned out; the lovely gold color just jumps out of the darker background. And thanks so much for sharing your feelings and ideas - that is so very interesting to "get into your head" as you created these!

Anonymous said...

The hand just glows. I must put some tags in my work as well. Very inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Love the hand split across 3 tags - and the way you just got into the whole thing.

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