Saturday 1 April 2017

Kraft+ April challenge. Be bold paint outside the lines

Welcome back to my blog.  As I write the rain is teaming down, there is a crispness in the air, daylight saving is almost at an end and I'm so happy to see the end of Summer.

Today I'm sharing my DT challenge for KRAFT+ in April.
Unusual huh!  That's what I love about Kraft+ challenges, they really make me think outside the box. Bereft of ideas initially, I needed to let this percolate around for a while, but then the light bulb moment happened when I remembered these photos. I sauntered into my local paint store to gather some samples.   Luckily it was a super busy morning, so no one questioned my need for such lurid colours!
I used the primary coloured paint swatches to "splash" 
around the page and also to create some tabs.
 The brush stroke was made with Colour Blast "Deep Water"
 The spotty white texture was created with a Prima stencil. 
 I love the flair - it's from Funky Flair Studio.

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads.

These photos were taken when you were just four years old.  You always wanted to 
"Do Art Work" when you came to spend the day and were quite happy to don the painting smock to keep your clothes clean.   The easel is almost an antique; it was used by your Daddy and his brothers when they were kidlets. Around this time your favourite colours were pink, purple and silver.  Sadly we'd run out of purple, so we experimented by blending red and blue.  You were fascinated by the various shades you created. I notice you have a brush in each hand, although you mostly use your left.  You delight in taking your art home to show Mummy and Daddy. I really enjoy our play time together.
 Love Granny, 10th September 2015

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  1. Yes I agree, I did not even know what a paint chip was when I first saw the words.. but oh what fun in looking at the paint swatches at Masters and looking like I was trying to gather paint ideas for my mansion... after all there MUST have been so many rooms for me to have that many examples..hehe.. and then what to do with them.... humm... thinking cap came on!! I love your take, very arty in more ways than one.. love the paint splats and great photos too.. and the brush... genuis!! We had a lot of rain last week, now beautiful sunshine and the grass is growing a inch a day!! and I am looking forward to being a bit cooler.. we had a hot summer this time.. have a lovely weekend!!

  2. So creative, Helen! I love how you used the primary colors & your fabulous background! Super cute pictures!

  3. Oh me some bold & those paint chips sure are bold! They look brilliant and the brush stroke is a - dare I say it - a MASTER STROKE. Pure genius. LOOOOVE it - not sure whether I love the white bit with the circles as much or more....but the whole page SINGS to me!!!!

  4. Wow, Wow, Wow!! This is awesome!!! Love the bold, bright colour splashes and the brush and brush stroke is brilliant!!!! Actually, I agree with Lizzy .. GENIUS!!! The white on white background is perfect for this fabulous page. I cannot tell you how much I love this Helen .. the perfect page for those cute photos!! hugs xx

  5. Such a cute little page! Love the quote too and your design so unique and pretty!

  6. So bright and bold. Love the paint brush and swipe of paint. The flair is perfect for your budding little artist.
    Mary x

  7. I love this bright vibrant layout and the precious photos of Esther painting. You have such a wonderful eye Helen. Beautiful!

  8. Grannies house must be such a fun place to visit.... she looks like she is having so much fun....great idea to be outside....easier to clean up. Love the white spotty texture with the bright paint splats. Creative scrapping. xx