Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Summer Music


I get very nostalgic for the summers of yesteryear, the beach trips, the wasps and, inevitably in Britain, the rain. So I loved Arty Girlz challenge of "Summer." I let myself have free rein with the paints, first of all using the resist technique with some peel-offs and a wash of Twinkling H2Os; then using alcohol inks on a panel of shiny white paper, cutting it to represent waves and then using dimensional paint for some depth. The vintage image and greeting both came courtesy of the PC.



Over at Cardvaarks, the theme is Music. Again I put the alcohol inks to good use, creating a background panel; the guitars are from DCWV Rockstar paper and the stamp used is by Woodware.

11 comments:

Pascalebrad said...

Hi Gail I was wondering if I should of done a scene with rain and umbrellas to represent an english summer! I love your collage. Those costumes must of been so cool at the time. Pascalex

Diana Evans said...

Hi Gail...your work is lovely and what a great take on the theme this week!

Ethel Amutan said...

Your artworks is so rich in color and visual 'texture'. I bet these are amazing "in real life."

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Gail they are fantastic.
Really gorgeous work. Love them.

Cass said...

Lovely summery feel to your first one.Captures what summer means.
I adore the second one as I love David Bowie.

Cass xxx

Jolene said...

Don't you just love playing with alcohol inks! I love your results AND the cards they became.

crissi said...

wonderful collage Gail love your interpretation of the theme. love the image to.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi & Julie xx

kath said...

gorgeous creation for the summer challenge - love the colours and your resist technique...gorgeous day here in Scotland but autumn isn't far away now and then winter brrrr.....
Love
kath
xxxxx

Deb Neerman said...

WoW! WOW! Did I say wow!! These are wonderful!

TFS; and thanks for visiting my blog ... you rock!

~Hugs!

RubyMay said...

I love the huge wave and the flip flops ! It's all brilliant x

LOUISE said...

Lovely artwork Gail, I also miss those Summer days gone by! Louise x

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