Marty’s sketch was perfect for this month! We have spent time relaxing and traveling this month. Our trip to Montauk, NY-part of The Hamptons was the focus of my project. I love that picture of Marty looking out into the distance of the ocean. I saw these great tutorial on a blog using tissue paper and Matte Medium to make the background. Do you love the patterned paper? That is the Riddersholm paper that can be found on the Flying Unicorn Store site. I used a sketch created by Flying Unicorn Founder, Alda Stevens but turned it as a way to feature the vertical picture of my love.
Eileen Bellomo New York City
Eileen’s Blog Art Saves Lives
I was inspired by Marty’s sketch to do a 6×6 wall hanging. I interpreted the sketch pretty literally, as I wanted to do a summer-themed
piece for a friend.
I used Adirondack colorwash (denim) for the background, and everything else is either stamped images, carefully cut and positioned, or cut from
various papers and pieced together. All the details will be on my blog.
Nancy Brokaw Forest Hill, Maryland
Cruise on the Beach with the Plant Hope and Loads of Love stamp sets and a touch of surf boards from the Summer Mini catalog Summper Splash stamp set. My beach is actualy sand glued to the card stock – could use sand paper, but then you would not have the fun of the beach while making this project!
Julia Smith Midlands, UK
Julia’s Blog Stray Dreams Blog
Jumbled Up: For this month’s sketch I have used a whole mixture of techniques. I use a lot of sprays, not the branded type but my own acrylic mix of sprays. The background uses different masks and sprays. The sun element uses tissue sprayed over. There are two magazine picture elements, painted, sprayed and drawn over. The crab and tree are images that are printed and acrylic paint transferred. All of the elements don’t quite blend but they kindof do, so it is all jumbled up! But I like it how it turned out. Another great sketch Marty, thank you.
Michele Luxenberg New York City
Michele’s Blog Little Bird Creations Co.
Truth be told, I CAN’T STAND SUMMER! I don’t like the heat & the humidity. I don’t like being in constant air-conditioning but I have no choice! Oh, and i don’t like the beach, either.
So, as i was contemplating this month’s sketch and going through my stamp sets, I came across this Magenta stamp that I recently bought for myself. I love the promise of Fall that it brings! I love the look of the bare branches and birds. I can literally feel the cool Fall air when I look at this stamp! But in order to have a little “summer” in it (i don’t want to be a complete hum-bug), i used some watercolor crayons to create some sky and grass. I kept this card “clean and simple” as embellishments seem to take away from the images.
I stamped with Staz-On ink onto glossy cardstock and matted with Close To My Heart’s black cardstock. The card itself is made from Close To My Heart’s Colonial White cardstock.
Karen Patton Central Florida
Karen’s Blog Fiber Art Gram
This month’s sketch made me think of the colors of summer and heat. The Background paper came from a Stampington Mag. It’s called “Fearless on the Page-Artist’s Paper by Mallory Fisher w/art elements courtesy of Erin Kenepp”. The palm tree and crystals are from Big Memories Ideas – Soft Spoken embellishments. I used Archival Vintage Sepia to distress edges and on some of the paper. Also, rubbed gold Stickles and white and yellow Studio G Glitter Glue into the background. I know my card is very simple this month but it just didn’t seem to want anything more done to it. Enjoy!