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.
Thank you for looking, more layouts to come from my holiday. Margaret