Monday, 7 May 2012

Blog Challenge - "Spots and Stripes" !

Over on The Artistic Stamper's creative team blog The Challenge this month is "spots and stripes" !! As soon as I saw that this song jumped into my head so I just HAD to see how this idea would play out on paper!

I started out with the usual Gesso pages, then over sprayed some yellow Glimmer mists. when dried I painted lemon stripes down the pages, when those were dried I over sprayed again and then edged the stripes with some yellow pro marker! I stamped into the stripes with A6 Borders #2 set in Wild Honey Distress Ink! When that was dry I then sprayed some water onto the sponge top of the bottle of Wild Honey Distress Stains and then just thumped it down onto to the page to give those cool splats!! (learned that from Jennie at The Artistic Stamper)! :) Put the whole thing aside to dry while I worked on the words and artwork...

I used one a lid from those stackable containers and drew round it. Coloured the circles with a yellow pro marker and then cut the circles out! I filled in the letters with a black pro marker and edged the circles to make them stand out! The Bikini is badly drawn by me onto some white card, just added some yellow polka dots and edged the whole thing with black pen. The little Beach Hut is done the same way only this time I used two shades of yellow for the colouring!

The bunting at the top is done using The Artistic Stamper's A6 Borders #1 and coloured using Sakura Souffle pens one in yellow and the other in white!

I highlighted the thin bright yellow stripes with a black fine liner, did some of the splats, spots and dots in white just to finish it off a little!

Quite pleased with this piece because I am NOT a fan of yellow! But this piece is bright and cheerful and kinda makes you smile a little !

Thanks for looking

Take care

Jackie x


...the yorkshire fox... said...

...loVely journal pages Jackie & the colour is perfect for your itsy bitsy bikini...I loVed Jennie's splat too...I must have a go at an art journal...Mel :)

Rita said...

Brilliant pages Jackie. Hugs Rita xx

rosie said...

I really like this, bright and cheerful, and different, and your cat is gorgeous! x

BJ said...

It's a great fun happy page Jackie. BJ

tilly's crafts said...

great effects! Love your ideas. A fun page to bring a smile!
Kim x

Artyjen said...

Love your creative would not know you did not like yellow! LOL ;)
Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month Jackie
xoxo Sioux