Sunday, 30 August 2015

Paperartsy topic 16 - Circles

Morning (oops, afternoon...) all.  Just loving, once again, the topic at Paperartsy for the next fortnight - well only a week left (been busy doing something else that I can't share!)

Gabrielle's journal page with her circles floating across the page, really grabbed me, and I finally had time to interpret it..

I used a leftover Paua shell piece from the gels and mediums challenge - this is what it looked like
 Whilst the stencil I'd used had lots of circles in it, I didn't want to use it whole, so punched lots of circles from it. I only have 2 circle punches (that I could find)
 I matched a Fresco colour as closely as I could to the colours in the Paua piece - Marlin, with a bit of Old Gold and a tiny scrape of Antarctic to lighten it just a bit..

Stencilled some white circles across the page, and used some mini sequin waste to add a few more Marlin circles in some of them.  Went to town with more circles - two Sara Naumann stamps,  andthe Lin Brown flower centre dots
 It was looking a bit overkill, especially when I laid out my punched circles, but in for a penny... I scribbled some circles round some of the stencilled ones - using a black micro pen and a white sharpie..

and finally, used some of the final punched circles and stamped the letters on them.

Had fun with this, despite it not really coming out how it looked in my head... may be back with another one later!

Entering the Paperartsy circles challenge, here

19 comments:

Lin said...

that's lovely Helen great colours xx

Gabrielle said...

LOVE it! The colours are awesome and the circles really do travel across the page! Wonderful xxx

craftimamma said...

Wow, I absolutely love this Helen! Fantastic colour and punching the faux paua piece is a great idea ........ strangely I had just picked mine up and thought it a possibility .... great minds and all that, lol! Will have to think again now drat it, He! He! Seriously though it has worked brilliantly imo and your pages are a total success!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Hazel Agnew said...

I love this Helen, its inspired....well done you and you deserve a sticker! xx

sam21ski said...

Great that you've incorporated last weeks theme into this weeks.

xx

Miriam said...

fabulous page Helen. Love the colours and composition of the page.

jojo79 said...

Great page Helen x

brenda said...

A great combination of colour, texture and interest today Helen.

B x

Sally H said...

Loving the textures and colours. a wonderful page x

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the amazing depth on these x

butterfly said...

Not even close to overkill - these are some of my favourite ever pages of yours! Love the doily shell effect, and it looks so cool punched as circles. Great paint matching to create the background, and I love the drift of circles across the spread. Fantastic!
Alison xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely pages Heken, one of ,y favourites of yours too, but I adore circles in artwork . Lovely piece. Love the colour tones too. Tracy x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I absolutely love these pages, they are stunning.

craftytrog said...

Love this spread Helen, those circles are fabulous! x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Absolutely stunning pages Helen!! Fabulous circles and great background. Really cool. xx

Sarah Anderson said...

The faux paua shell is stunning and I love the resultant journal page :)

Ana K. said...

Awesome pages Helen...love the idea of combination old project with new one...perfect for PA circles challenge!
Hugs from Slovenia

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Love, love, love it! I have a thing about circles, and this is super awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

Craftyfield said...

All these circles work really well! The Paua shell look awesome on this piece, great idea to include them.