Friday, 23 May 2014

May 2014

Can you believe it is nearly the end of May already!? I can't believe how fast this year is going... April was a busy month and the highlight for me would have to be Autumn Escape.
I have attended this amazing event for five (or is it six?) years and I have to say this last one was one of my favourites! The tutors were Nic Howard, of course and she did her last ever class. Absolutely stunning! The lovely Paula Cheney from Tim Holts showing us some amazing techniques using the inks and paints. Then the artistic Natalie May, where I got to learn some new fun ways to include mixed media into my layouts.
I haven't got photos of my class layouts as I haven't finished titles and journalling, but here are a couple that I did that were inspired by the classes.

This layout was inspired by Natalie and I entered into the sketch comp they had running. I won :) yippee and a cool packet sponsored by Crazy Monday Kits.

 A close up of the Gesso and Inking I did. It was so liberating just throwing on the page!

Paula inspired me to have a go at inking me page using the Tim Holtz Layering Stencils. In this case the 'Rays'

And finally here is much submission for the May Challenge over at ARTastic Challenge Blog
This months challenge is based on the painting 'Amarys' by Robert Hagan, the criteria being 'Mother & Child'

MAY inspiration - Amarys by Robert Hagan.

I took a slightly different spin and scrapped a photo of me and my Mum.

I have used a monotone colour scheme and used some flowers, twine, Tim Holts words, a rub on that I don't know who made, and I splattered some white distress paint. Very simple but effective, well I think so!

Thanks for coming for a look!

1 comment:

  1. This is such a lovely LO Lesley, I love the photo you have used for this CT blog inspiration :)