Tuesday, 17 June 2014

SOC Week 2

This weeks challenge over at SOC week 2 was a little daunting for me.
 The colour options were, Teal, Coral and a pop of Bright White.
I had no idea where to start.
I didn't have Coral so I had to mix the colour which actually didn't turn out to bad.
The colour was brayered onto a an A3 piece of card and lines were added with the edge of an old plastic credit card, (Yes, they have an after life). LOL.
Still Stumped with what to create and not wanting to bore people with yet another canvas, I made up my mind to do a background for my July Art Calendar Journal Page.
So next up I stencilled black paint through an assortment of masks. 

Followed by white, slightly off from the black image to create a sort of shadow effect, the leaves were left black as I felt it need a bit of well, black to lift it. (Hope this was OK).



Next came a few shades of teal which appear really pale on the photos, this was applied directly on the top of the white to give a more realistic or pure colour.

White paint was used on a script stamp and stamped through the masks to add detail to the flowers.
A few dandelion heads and small circles were stamped around the page too.



 I haven't yet put the journaling squares in place as I like to appreciate the background first.

So hope you like it so far.

Bye for now

Don't forget to check out everyone's blogs,  all the entry's are fabulous pieces of art and full of inspiration if you're feeling a little lost.




26 comments:

  1. You've achieved such a lovely depth here and used the colours in such an attractive way to make a lovely image. I enjoyed the process, thanks.

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  2. Your background is lovely , and by adding the flowers and shadows you made it look like a summer party. Warm and beautiful.

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  3. Love your background and pretty flowers. These colors go so beautifully with your artwork.

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  4. Sue this is rich and beautiful, the colours are gorgeous!

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  5. Wow you did a wonderful job. Mixing your colors is better as I said to someone else LOL. Thie truned out perfectly
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  6. I love the background on this! It's a lovely warm shade! And the flowers are so cute!

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  7. so pretty ! great background layers too.

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  8. Oooh, this is very pretty! I enjoyed reading about your process too!

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  9. It's beautiful and great to see the stages of its creation too. BJ

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  10. Love what you have made, and how yo did the background. Valerie

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  11. Wonderful! Love the stencils you used. :)

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  12. Thanks for explaining your steps to creating this lovely journal calendar page!

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  13. I love this! I would hate to cover this beautiful background up; but I'm sure the calendar will look great, too.

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  14. I really like your page and its warm landscape feel.

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  15. Bleubeard and Elizabeth has left a new comment on your post "SOC Week 2": 

    I always love to see how an artist creates the art. And your calendar page is simply stunning. You did a fantastic job with the color mixing, too. 

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  16. This is beautiful! And I love it to see the developing process. I watched it several times already.

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  17. Beautiful design Sue, a fab take on this week's colour combo...Jan x

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  18. Lovely work, love the background.

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  19. Lovely, I like the bit off black you used to lift the other colours :)
    I really like your background. :)

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  20. This is beautiful! What a great idea to first use black on the stamps, and then stamp again with white. It really adds a 3D-effect. And I LOVE your background!

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  21. I loved the details...lovely dandelion heads and the background looks fab.
    It does give a projected feel...a nice dimension :)
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.in/

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  22. Love your beautiful creation!!the background is so pretty!

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  23. I love what you did with this background and how you used the SOC colors this week. I can't wait to see what you did with this amazing and gorgeous background!

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