Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Braving the Elements (Green Pepper Press challenge)







Over at Green Pepper press this months challenge is to make your own snowflake stencils and use them with paint etc on your journal. I took some great photos of my sons in the snow this morning so used them on the snowflake page. The challenge states do a page in 60 mins so managed to quickly fit it all in. First I dry brushed some pastel paints onto the pages then cut some snowflakes out while this was drying. Used the snowflakes as a mask and while the paint was drying for this I printed out some photos onto transparencies. Have finished the pages with some rub ons, glitter and the snowflake patterns. A lovely winters page to remember this day when we all had great fun in the snow. Whilst I am typing this I am watching the snow fall heavily and drinking my cup of tea ready to start the walk to school again to pick my sons up!

31 comments:

michelle ward said...

Lorraine - great pages! Way to jump right in - while the snow falls! I love that you showed us everything - the backgrounds and the snowflake masks, and the finished spread with the snowy photos! Thanks so much for sharing with the team. *high five*

Linda Elbourne said...

A beautiful effect!

Sandy said...

Wooooooooooooooow this is incredible.
Stunning creation.

Chris said...

You did it, Lorraine. These work, and they are beautiful. I love this snowy effect and all the layers.

Trudy Callan said...

Love these pages. They are so cool looking.

Imelda said...

I love the layers of your pages and the coincidence of snow faun and snow flakes

Kaz said...

your pages are awesome!! love the snowy theme, beautiful snowflakes you made too. fabby art as always!
Happy New Year!

Kaz said...

your pages are awesome!! love the snowy theme, beautiful snowflakes you made too. fabby art as always!
Happy New Year!

Trudy Callan said...

I would say that Donna over at Homemaking Made Easy is a super woman. Of course, her children aren't little anymore. I can certainly learn a lot from her. Thanks for your always encouraging comments and for the idea of lard on the pine cones.

Trudy Callan said...

Here I am leaving you three comments on one post. I just read your comment that you left for Shona on her post at the Wish Studio. And I would say that you are most definitely an Artistic Mother. I think the way you arrange your time to do your art is perfect. I love how you have supplies available for your boys but you don't pressure them and how they have their own blog where they can post their creations. I am sure that encourages them. And how wonderful that they appreciate what you do. You have given them a gift. I think it's great that you have your own separate identity as well as the mom identity. I think that this could probably help protect you (and me) somewhat in the future against the empty nest syndrome. I won't have to deal with the empty nest problem for a long time, though, since I am almost 45 and have a 22 month old. I do think I will mourn as each one leaves the nest. And I will need an adjustment period. I have one that's already left, so to speak. She is a junior in college. My next oldest is almost 17.

Hels said...

Cor

That is all I ever seem to say....I know! But...

Cor! I loooove your art!

BTW, tis snowing here now too...yippppeeee, time for a snowman methinks LLOL

JeanFB said...

Wow! Your work is stunning! Absolutely adore these pages.

Melinda Cornish said...

it is awesome! you are entered in my drawing too!!! Melinda

Kim H. said...

wow this is awesome! I love your pages!

Regina said...

Gorgeous pages! Love the color scheme and how you built on the theme.

Michelle said...

Great layout! Those boys must have had a wonderful time.

rachel awes said...

found you on wish studio...awesome blog with layers of richness and yummy color!!

jgr said...

Lorraine, your pages are great! Rich yummy layers and I love the subtle colors, too. Looks like the boys (and you) had a great time!

--Jane

Kim Mailhot said...

This is so beautiful Lorriaine ! I love how yours snowflakes for a frame around that gorgeous picture of your sons.
Excellent crusade !

Dream With the Fishes said...

This is NICE! I just love the look and feel of layered techniques. Thanks for the reminder that the GPP challenge has been issued. I intend to get in on this one, and as many as I can this year. Stay warm!

fabricfan said...

Great use of your own photos in this challenge.

goudenregen said...

I love your pages and I think ist is a very good idea to print your photo's on transparacies and put them on top.

inge said...

Hello Lorraine,

wow it's great what you've done with this crusade : not only making a background, but creating a real journalpage adding the photos !

Good idea to print them onto transparency, so the background shows a bit through.

greetings from Belgium
Inge

Commuter's Journal said...

It's so nice to meet you Lorraine! Amazing how the art world draws us all together. I love what you've done with your snowflake page on a snowflake kind of day. It sounds like you're having a tough winter in the UK. I hope that the weather improves and look forward to stopping back again. Love your work!
-- JeriAnn

Far North said...

Wonderful flakes!! Love all the beautiful layers on your pages.

BoldAmy said...

What a beautiful background for your photos!

Janet said...

Beautiful!! And thanks for showing the process.

cathsheard said...

The photos look awesome on your pages - so soft and aged looking. Great work!

carolanne said...

I love the way you combined your photos with your beautiful snowflake pages!

Julie said...

I agree! What a pretty job of blending everything together!

Jackie Wood said...

Beautiful snowflakes and colors!