Thursday, 30 January 2014

Pam Thorburn 2 Autumn Walk

Having enjoyed having a go at Pam's first challenge I couldn't wait for her second piece and it didn't disappoint. The colours, textures and layering on her Autumnal Scrapbook page are beautiful and I studied each step carefully before having a go myself. (Unusual for me not to go crashing in!)

I found a set of small photos from about 5 years ago of a family walk up in the Lake District. It was late August and although not quite autumnal, nevertheless very beautiful.
I decided to make a 12x12 piece and once again, PaperArtsy papers are perfect and strong enough to cope with layers. I chose a newspaper style background and brayered fresco paints onto it. Like Pams' I left the top corner free for some breathing space.

I was trying for a landscape effect and next used a PA script stamp in 2 colours to give the effect of movement on the water.

Next I stippled paint through a tree stencil and then, because I wanted some different texture I scraped shavings of wax crayon in blues and greens and ironed over them ( covered with parchment paper). Overdid them a bit, wanted a more speckled effect.

I sprayed the wax area with watered down fresco mix of snowflake and sky and started to build up some stamping. PA birds in trees, cow parsley etc; mounted 3 pics onto black paper and started to build up the page.

I wanted to add a bit more dimension so, inspired by a book by Angie Lewin I cut out some teasel shapes, drew on them, sanded them a bit and glued them on slightly raised up. I stamped one of Lin's new sentiments and glued some wooden letters which I mounted on black card. I die cut some leaves to link the photos and inked around the frame.
I am thrilled and surprised with this page as it has raised my game a bit!
Thanks Pam once again for providing me with excellent stimulation!

22 comments:

  1. Wow! Your scrapbooking pages are both amazing Hazel! I love the background on this one!
    Alison x

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  2. Love the dept to your lanscape great page x

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  3. Wow, this is absolutely stunning Hazel! I absolutely love the way you've created the look of water, what an inspired idea!!

    Emma x

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  4. Love it Hazel - the meadow grasses and your teasels at the bottom of the page are just fantastic.

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  5. Hazel you have excelled yourself this page is really awesome. I love every element outstanding xxx

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  6. Beautifully drawn teasels, they add a lot of interest to the foreground. You are so clever in making the water look like it is being mirrored and the depth of your stamping and colouring is magnificent.

    True talent and wonderful ArT :-0 xxx

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  7. It doesn't happen often but .............. I'm speechless! Absolutely gorgeous piece of work Hazel!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  8. Wow this came out fabulous. Love your water effect with the stamping, and the addition of the teasel shapes really brings it to life and creates such depth - looks fantastic

    Sam xxx

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  9. Totally gorgeous Hazel! You are really so talented, well done

    Anita xx

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  10. Ooo er scrummy love it :)
    Happy craftin
    Rebecca

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  11. wow, this is fabulous Hazel, Love all of it.

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  12. Great page Hazel!! love the depth of the background and all the layers. those teasels are great!! x

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  13. That is stunning Hazel, no wonder you are thrilled with it.

    Jo
    x

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  14. Love the stamping layers across the bottom, but had not even heard of teasels before!

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  15. Wow - this is just gorgeous. I love teasels and you've captured the look of them brilliantly. I've never got into scrapbooking but looking at this just might make me try x

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  16. I love the tisels in the front. They are the icing on the cake. Great work

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous, so evocative, hazel
    Lucy

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  18. I love love your background and how it looks like a landscape. The meadow grasses are a perfect partner. Looks like you are on a roll!

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  19. So gorgeous!! I love texture and colours especially teasel shapes.

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  20. WOw- another fantastic layout Hazel-I must try the wax shving myself-thanks for the inspiration!!

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  21. This is completely glorious - I adore the meadow grasses from the teasels in the foreground all the way to the distant shore of the lake... just wonderful!
    Alison x

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