Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hand painted Artist Trading Card by Lauren

Don't you love getting arty mail? A lovely lady from QLD sent me the nicest comments and I in turn admire her artistic style and comment back at her posts. Lauren does scrapping but she also makes artist trading cards and draws and paints. When I made my last lot of resin rings Lauren admired a rimg I made with the Tim Holtz spinner in it so I sent it to her(also as her birthday present :o). In return I received some amazing art by Lauren in the mail. She made me an awesome thank you card and a hand painted artist trading card.
I  was blown away by Lauren's ATC...what a lucky lady I am!!

Thank you so much Lauren and I will try to frame this ATC some's too gorgeous to be poked away in my ATC album!!
Annette In Oz xxx

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fourth Class with Finnabair In Darwin

This was the last class we did with Finnabair here in Darwin. We started late and were still trying to get it completed at 7pm. I just got too tired to continue and had to leave hoping I will complete this at a later date. This time we made a journal from scratch using tea bags! So here is my front cover. The last spray of colour was a black with gold mixed in it so it was hard to photograph without reflecting light even with no flash on. The four round circles are round tea bags.

 Looking from bottom up across the textures.

The back. I only used one tea bag in the centre of the crochet heart

 The dark spot on the heart at lower right on the tea bag is a deep dark the heart is bleeding.

This is one of the inner pages. It isn't finished and the photos are not even glued down but I just loved the effect of the bg we made.

Here are two samples of Finnabair's tea bag journals.

This retreat was up there with the best I have ever done. Finnabair was lovely and I would highly recommend you do her classes if she comes to your part of the World.
Annette In Oz

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Third Class With Finnabair In Darwin

The third class we did with Finnabair was my favourite. Having been a paper arts person for so long , although I loved how the layouts looked, I'm not sure they would be something I would do again. Sure I'll use  the techniques I learned but scrapping layouts may not be what evolves with them LOL. This class was done on canvas and was full of texture. I really like the effect of the graduated colour you get too. here is my canvas.

 Detail at bottom right.

From the side.

Top left.

Theses two are Finnabair's samples.

So you can see by what I made compared to Finnabair's samples,  the effect changes with where you decide the lighter areas should go. I'm so happy with mine I am going to hang it in my art space...that is a rarity for me :o).
Annette In Oz

Monday, May 7, 2012

Second Class With Finnabair in Darwin

The second class with Finnabair was another layout style one with the image more centrally located. It started with stamping but included lace, cs strips, washi tape, chipboard elements and then once the photo was stuck on, embellishments added and colour sploshes all over. It gave a much more softer look to end result. Another class I totally loved full of inky arty fun. Here is what I made.

Looking across the embellishments

Lower right of image.

Upper left from image.

These are some of Finn's samples.

Two more classes to get photos up off in the next few days. I'm still amazed and delighted with what we all made and that Finn came all the way to Darwin from Poland to teach us...just awesome!!
Annette In Oz

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Finnabair Classes Darwin

I have just done two days of awesome, creative classes with Finnabair (Anna Dabrowska - Pekocka) who came all the way from Poland and taught classes right here in Darwin for Rae Cooper who owns Scrapmatrix and lives in the next suburb to me. It was full on grungy, industrial, inky, arty FUN. It was four classes in total and I have tried to take lots of photos of what I made so I shall only post one class photos at a time. This is what I made in day 1 first class.

A closer look at the elements lower left.


Closer to upper right

I also took some photos of Finnabairs samples.


I love this grungy style of creating and know I will use it again. Although theses are layouts they are also perfectly suited to wall art. Our main computer is on the blink again so I am using my sons and will upload the other three classes over a few days.


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