Friday, 11 May 2018

Paperbabe Challenge #73 ~ Picture Inspiration

It's Friday Yay..!!
Time for a new challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps

Today we give you a Picture displaying a beautiful swatch of colour and shape,
use it to inspire your inner creativity and come share with us all over 
at Paperbabe Challenge #73


Here's what I got up to..

First I created a masterboard using water-soluble pastels picking out colours from the picture inspiration, scribbling, spraying and blending all over an A3 watercolour journal.


I lay paperbabe stencils over the masterboard and removed areas of colour by rubbing through the aperture with a wet cloth. Whilst doing this I noticed that the Knit stencil resembled ears of wheat so decided to use this to my advantage, creating a scene by sketching in a glorious sun. This area of the page I chose to use for my backdrop.


I stamped and embossed one of the large Butterflies onto vellum lightly colouring with alcohol markers. Smaller butterflies in the set were stamped directly onto the page.


Laying the knit stencil back over those lifted areas I scraped 3D gloss gel through 
with a palette knife,when dry it really makes those areas glisten.


Cut down to size the large Butterfly graces that large sun with the smaller dancing in the face of it. Not quite a Van Gogh with his depictions of those wheat fields but I was quite pleased how this turned out as it's not at all what I had initially intended to create.


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Wishing you Sunny Days and a wonderful weekend ahead.

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx


Creative Supplies:

Paperbabe ~Knit Stencil 
Caran D'Ache neocolors II
Watercolour Paper
3D Gloss Gel

39 comments:

  1. What an inspired use of the stencil, Tracey - the wheat stalks look simply fantastic amid the Van Gogh sunshine colours. This is fabulous artwork.
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you Alison, I was a little worried people would not see what I could see. It's quite difficult to work with one main colour especially one such as yellow but I think it worked xx

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  2. Wonderful, sunny and summery page. Love that knit stencil. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you so much Valerie, it is a great stencil and opened my eyes to so many possibilities after seeing the wheat shapes within it xx

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  3. Tracey! this is absolutely stunning!
    I love seeing where this began, and how you brought it about- such a beautiful make!
    sending hugs and thanks for all of your wonderful and caring words! They truly mean so much to me!
    Jackie xoxo

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    1. Your very welcome Jackie and Thank YOU, i'm so glad you enjoy it xx

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  4. This is simply FANTATSIC dear Tracey! Amazing! Happy weekend!

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  5. Such fabulous art piece, dear Tracey,- soooo love the wheat you created, and the most beautiful sun, my friend , shining over the field, and lovely butterflies ,
    a stunning creation.
    Big hugs, Dorthe, xx

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    1. Always so kind Dorthe, you really do take in every inch of my creations. So happy you like what I have created xx

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  6. Wow wow wow Tracey! Stunning end product, which I would never have imagined from the process photos. I truly LOVE this! Hugs, Autumn

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  7. Well, I see the Van Gogh in you!!!!!!!!!! Lovely creation, Tracey!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

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  8. I'm surprised more artists in the U.S. don't know about master boards or create them. Yours is beautiful, but I certainly didn't see the completed entry coming when I first saw the master board. This is a simply stunning and beautiful entry. I am in total AWE of your coloring, painting, stenciling, and artistic skills.

    BTW, I have a copy of Crows Over the Cornfield and the first time I saw it, it really shocked me. It was so vivid and chaotic, I had trouble looking at it. I know it looks like wheat to me, too, but the real title is a cornfield. I should know because I live in Kansas (in the U.S.) which is called the wheat state! Sorry I'm rambling.

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth your welcome to ramble here.. i'm playing chase my own tail again. Van Gogh is one of my big influences, from an early age I was fascinated by his work and direction and sadness within. So much movement within his later works, a genius with technique before his time..

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  9. This is a real work of art Tracey. I'm always amazed by your art when I visit your blog, and I shouldn't be by now because it's always wonderful! Have a very happy and creative weekend, Sue xx

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    1. Bless ya Sue, it's my place to share what I play around with. If only I had time to share it all as what you see is only a fraction of it.. Hugs xx

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  10. Oh it is much better than Van Gogh any day Tracey Xx Beautiful !

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    1. Ooo Jannet I would have to disagree as I LOVE Van Goghs work xx

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  11. A stunning make Tracey, using that knit stencil was a genius idea - it really does look like ears of wheat. The colours are so warm and beautiful and I just adore the big butterfly! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. It has a great shape to it the knit stencil, I love it when art tools have multipurpose. Thank you so much Anne xx

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  12. Such a beautiful piece! I love the sunshiny yellow and using the stencil to create that lovely wheat ear texture is amazing - I love it 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a very happy weekend! J 😊 x

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Jo and your sweet compliments they mean so much to me xx

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  13. Oh wow Tracey, this is beyond clever and so beautiful! The use of the knit stencil in that way is just genius, you have created such a beautiful sunny scene, I would like to walk right into it! The butterflies are coloured so beautifully too,- at first I thought they were stickers.... Stunning work!!!

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    1. Thank you kindly Astrid, i'm sure those Farmers would have something to say about walking through that wheat field hee hee!! xx

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  14. Wow...such a unique and wonderful effect. Love how you ended up using the stencil as grass. Thank you for the inspiration x

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  15. Oh Wow! Tracey.... yellow! Not usually a favourite of mine but this is stunning and I love how you used the Masterboard and the stencil, brilliant. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

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    1. Yes it's one of those colours isn't it Yellow, funny considering it's the colour most seen by the Human eye too xx

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  16. I'm here for a catch up! This is stunning Tracey!
    Hugs,
    Alison xxx

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  17. Wow, this looks superb! What a genius way to use that knit stencil. The whole project is full of character and happiness - very atmospheric!

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    1. Thanks Zsusza, I kinda jumped over Spring right into Summer time with this one :D x

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  18. Just catching up Tracey and this looks absolutely gorgeous.
    Avril xx

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  19. Fields of wheat with a KNIT stencil... pure genius and a stunning work of art Tracey!!!. Your work is always a feast for the eyes. 😍😍😍xxxxxx

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