Saturday, July 23, 2016

Rural beauties.

Well, here I am back after some holidays - I headed to northern New South Wales and Queensland following the M1 motorway.
Today, I have completed a layout for a challenge over at ARTastic Challenge blog.
We were to be inspired by a pastel landscape called "Spring Frost Study by Elioth Gruner, with the added criteria of country/rural theme.   My photo (photos I have used two 5" x 7") was taken when with friends I visited the Maleny Dairy, in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.  As soon as I saw these cows resting in the field I was immediately saying 'this is the photo I want for the challenge'.  Click on the image and you will see cows enjoying some winter sun.
I have made the fringe to represent the grass.  The top fringe I made by swiping distress ink in two colour onto a light tan cardstock.  Here is a close up of the fringe, the twine in two colours just does not show up very well in this photo:
Here is the inspiration photo, it was created in pastels and was a scene at Emu Plains, NSW.  My research shows that Gruner was identified as a painter who could capture light so magnificiently.
July inspiration is Spring Frost Study by Elioth Gruner
Thank you for looking, more layouts to come from my holiday.  Margaret


Tone K. said...

Great page! Great photo and I really like the way you have used two photos :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at ARTastic! :)

Dolly B said...

Fantastic take on the challenge. Couldn't get a more rural photo and I like how you made the grass. Thank you for joining in with ARTastic this month

Jane said...

Very clever Margaret - love the photo you have used and your creative grass. Thank you for sharing with us on ARTastic.

Lizzy Hill said...

Well, now, that looks totally BRILL! Love your 'grass' and the photo is perfect [photos - didn't notice the 2nd one 'til you said!]....& I really like the string. Works well with the country theme too;):) As always, love seeing what you've done for our ARTastic challenges!!! And I see you've to peek!!

Karen McLaughlin said...

Great page Margaret. Love that you have used more than one photo. Something we all don't do enough. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Angelika said...

Neat, love the painted border and the fringe. Thanks for creating with us at ARTastic!

Maria said...

Nice picture! And good job. Thanks for joining us on ARTastic!

KarenB said...

Melany is a lovely part of the world and has no shortage of cows! Fab layout.

Anna Uhras said...

Awesom photos!! And your layout is lovely, a graet take on the challenge!! Thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic. Anna xo

Helene Bogren said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for joining us at ARTastic!


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