Saturday, 16 August 2008

BLOOM

NOW TRADED
I needed to cheer myself up today so chose to break away from dark vintage mode into my favourite colour palette. I made a background with Colourwash sprays and Distress inks - always fun splodging around with those! Then I got out two new Paula Best stamps that I haven't played with yet, and spent a happy half hour painting them with mica paints.

Must be a glutton for punishment because then I cut them out (yes really, all those stamens) and mounted them onto the background. The little buttons reminded me of peas in a pod somehow, and anyway they work with this week's Layers of Colour challenge!

Isn't it strange how working with colours you love can lift your spirits? No perhaps not, I shouldn't be surprised that making art helps me to feel strong and positive ... it is after all why I do it! Because I don't feel really alive unless I am creating.

10 comments:

Rein said...

Beautiful, love this!

Dawne said...

gorgeous x

Gail said...

Wonderful colours in the background.

Leni said...

wonderful.

carylsrealm said...

This is great!

Markoz86 said...

Delightfully fresh artwork, Rosie! I agree whole heartily, these colors lift my spirit! I actually like detailed cutting, there's something almost therapeutic about it. I'm glad you joined us!

Rosemary said...

I so enjoy seeing your creativity on your blog. You are a daily stop for me.

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, and in my favorite colours.

LazyKay said...

Love your work, love your writing.

(Have given you an award on my blog).

xxxx

Dot said...

I would love this one if it was still available Rosie. We could do a 3 for 3 trade if you like? I don't have ATC's made at the moment but can easily make you 3.