Wednesday, 3 May 2017

WALLS and Transport


I have two pieces today - the first is for AJJ where I have chosen the theme of Elegance and Grunge I don't know why I love grungy and distressed things but I do.. even bricks I find interesting with the different colours of them, the textures and cracks.
I didn't know where I was going when I first started messing around and then added the gesso and then suddenly I was drawing a brick archway.
Background/bricks was a mix of Prima watersoluble oil pastels, Gelatos and Neocolor 1 water resistant wax crayons. I added some black stabillo all pencil for some shading. The climbing flowers: leaves and stems drawn/painted with Inktense pencils - the flowers were punched on orange paper using a Daisy craft punch and yellow Neocolor 1 added to petals and white in the centres. I'm not certain who the bird silhouette stamps are made by. The quote (by Jim Rohn) I printed off my computer and then coloured some letters in with pencils.

I have a page also for the lovely Jo  Transport challenge over at TIOT  The images are Viva Decor stamps - the rest is a mix of paint, neocolor 2s, coloured pencil and intense pencils.
Thanks for stopping by
Gill x


  1. The little flowers are very effective in the archway! I love the air plane with its beautiful background!

  2. I love the quote on your first page--beautiful blending of color

  3. Both pieces are gorgeous, and thanks so much for joining us at TIOT, hugs, Valerie

  4. Both pages are fantastic Gill. Love to see how you made the first one the end project is wonderful with a great quote..

    Thank you for joining us at a Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Ooh these are both gorgeous Gill, I love brick walls too....that's why I had a wall built in the kitchen with reclaimed brick facings!
    Donna xx

  6. Oh wow.. both pages are fantastic Gill! You rock AJJ and make us happy at TioT as well!
    So interesting to see the start of the brick archway - fantastic Mixed Media with all the different media! Amazing! Love the quote you have chosen to this!
    And the piece for TioT is really WONDERFUL too! I adore the background and the fantastic coloration of the images!
    Here is all going well with my brother, but way too less time for internet and art just now, but I try to come up with some more pages this month - at least I have some ideas!
    Wish you a happy rest of the week in case we don't meet again online!
    Big hug

  7. The page with the awesome wall looks fantastic, it was good to see the in between photos as well.
    Its a fantastic piece for the TioT's challenge, thank you for joining us over there.
    Yvonne xx

  8. I love both of your pieces! Beautiful colours and design! Thanks for sharing them with us over at TioT this time.

  9. I think you found your way pretty quick Gill. I love grungy too.You did a beautiful job with this page! Hugs-Erika

  10. Gill I love everything about the first image, the bridge wall flowers birds on the wire and the quote which is very thought provoking.
    The second picture is a good bit of steampunk/grungy work fantastic pieces xxxx

  11. Wow, both pieces are fantastic! I love creating pages not knowing where I'm going, it's so much fun and creativity seems to abound :-) . The sentiment is perfect for the scene you created and your archway to the blue skies and birds is so pretty, I enjoyed seeing how you created the background too! Thanks so much for mentioning me on your post too, that's really kind of you :-) . Your transport page is beautiful with the rainbow background and wonderful stamps you used - I love it! Wishing you a great week Gill! J :-)

  12. I love your thought provoking quote on your journal page! Love the contrast of the colours too! Your aeroplane page is fabulous - that background is wonderful! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx

  13. Fly me to the moon!!! Both of your makes are beautifully done. These pages have such a dreamy touch about them - Stunning
    Sandy xx

  14. Wonderful pages. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  15. The brick wall is gorgeous,and I like this blue! Both pages are wonderful!

  16. love that brick wall beautiful stunning pages Gill.x

  17. aabsolutely fabulous and isn't it strange how our art develops ? its as if the art makes itself sometimes lol.


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