Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A couple of challenges completed - yay!!

A layout I have completed (yes, I know it is not the one referred to in my previous post of today - that is for later today after I have recharged the camera) and have posted to a couple of challenge sites that I love....
 
The first is from Artastic challenge blog and we were to be inspired by the following photo:
SEPTEMBER inspiration
I was inspired by the water scene and village in the background.  I searched my photos and whatever picture files I was in, the photo of Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was the last on the list.  It is a photo I took when I was there in 1998.   It had the bridge with its span shaped like a sailing boat and it had the view of San Francisco in the background.   I also used the corrugated paper to tie in with the wire suspensions of the bridge.  The patterned paper I used as it had baroque type designs on it reminiscent of Arabian influences.   I coloured some chipboard and added sequins for sparkle.
The next challenge was from The Memory Nest and their Make it Monday Sketch Challenge No. 47:
I flipped the sketch and used a 5" x 7" photo that I printed out at home on some old Stampin'Up! (r) Shimmery White Paper - I no longer think this is available and I had never used it.   In the sun it has a glimmer and unfortunately I could not capture this in my photos. Never mind I have used it for other photos I have printed recently and hopefully I will get a good photo of the shine for you. 
Close up of some of the embellishments.
Thank you for looking, I hope you have a beautiful day. Margaret :)
p.s. forgot to mention (blame my cold for that) that I also have been playing around with Gelatos recently - and I made a liquid by shaving some orange Gelato into warm water and diluting to the strength I wanted by mixing with a brush.   I then took a dry brush and flicked it onto the corrugated paper.  

11 comments:

Jane said...

Great use of The Memory Nest sketch, love how you've rotated it to suit your photo better. Really like the texture the corrugated card gives and the gelatos dribbling down give movement. Thanks for sharing at tMN.

Jane said...

Love the bold colours you have used Margaret - very Arabian indeed. Many thanks for playing along with us on ARTastic.

Sherri Caramico said...

Love your take on the sketch Margaret!! The colors on this layout are so vibrant!! Really great take on the other challenge too! the little wooden camera is sweet and the photo is amazing!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Memory Nest!!

Jo said...

A beautiful vibrant colour combo and such a wonderful photo. Thanks for joining in at ARTastic :)

Deb said...

This is a wonderful photo to use for this month's challenge at ARTastic. A fabulous page. Thanks for joining in with us.

Dolly B said...

Fab take on the challenge,thank you for sharing at ARTastic
Mary

Lizzy Hill said...

The idea of the corrugated card is brill! And gelatos are FUN, eh? Have you tried scribbling them on a gesso'ed background, then add water from a spray THEN rub the colour round THEN sort of 'stamp' with some bubble wrap or scrunched up plastic? Gives a really fun texture and look!!! ANYWAYS>.....distracted...... I think your take on our ARTastic challenge is fabulous....especially those tall strips behind the bridge. Thanks, as always, for joining in with our challenge!!!

Anna Uhras said...

Awesome bold colors!! Lovely!! Thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic!! Anna xo

Wendy O'Keeffe said...

You picked a perfect photo. Thank you for entering your lovely page in our challenge at ARTastic.

Elaine said...

You have created the perfect page for the inspiration. Love the colours you have used. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at ARTastic.

Leslie said...

LOVE your take on the sketch and how you flipped it!! Fabulous colors! Thank you for playing along with tMN!!

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