Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Turn a Negative into a Positive......Paperdvizhnik Challenge

The new challenge at paperDVIZHNIK is a brain cruncher. High light negative space and combine two images in one.

Negative space , in art, is the space around and between the subject (s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, and not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space is occasionally USED to artistic effect as the "Real" subject of an Image. ( wiki )
Visit paperDVIZHNIK and see the amazing and varied pages created by the other DT girls....I hope you will be inspired to 'stretch' your creativity and play with us this month.

I found this challenge really difficult. Not so much the making of my page, although that was pretty time consuming, but the 'design' element.......making an 'identifiable' negative shape or space out of a positive shape or space. I did not succeed in doing this :(    I focussed only on "the space around and between the subjects of an image" . I overlapped the two moving figures and created positive/negative spaces within the figures and around the figures. To high light the difference I've kept the figures simple, just watercolour but the background detailed.

Layers of paper, tissue, embossing, stamping and watercolour.

A negative space created in the positive space where body parts overlap. New spaces or 'shapes' created by the wire. The new favourite mantra.

Rubons and metal gears connected with wire.

Background layers of paper, tissue, washi, stamping and embossing.

Please join us this month. Put your imagination, your design eye and creativity to the test. So looking forward to see what you come up with.

Thanks for visiting....may your days be charged with positivity.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mixed Media Place Design Team

I don't really have enough of the right words to say how happy, excited and honoured I am to be a part of this Design Team. Thank you Ania for having faith in me. To be in the mix with this talent, for me, is amazing, and also a little daunting. But fear holds us back so I'm just going to enjoy the ride.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

paperDVIZHNIK Challenge No.30...........and Our Beautiful World.

New challenge at paperDVIZHNIK

Create any project that reflects the game Hide and Seek.
My interpretation........"Life" can be seen as a game.We seek and look for many 'intangible' things.....
love, acceptance, success, happiness, security, to name a few. The numbers on my page represent not just the numbers we count when playing the game but also the years that go by as we search for these intangible ideals. They are not always easy to find, there are obstacles, things get in our way and at times we have no idea where to even start looking for these things.
We count ourselves truly lucky if we find any of these ideals and we cherish them because we know in the game "of life" the rules can change.
At the moment I'm experimenting a lot with tissue paper / water colour combinations. I've also used texture paste, acrylic paint, ink, and some embossing.

Have a look at the paperDVIZHNIK blog HERE for some absolutely amazing "artistic" inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Also joining in again with a photo this week at Our Beautiful World where the prompt is "ETHEREAL" (delicate, airy, spirit-like ).
I took this photo last December when I was in Prague........a truly beautiful city but also possessing a Medieval eerieness and reverence.

As always, thank you for visiting. Have a great week, and whatever game you may be playing, remember to make it fun.
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Sunday, November 10, 2013



Dance is... (cinedans one minute 2013) from pyramus on Vimeo.

Thanks for visiting today, may your week ahead be full of creative beauty.
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Photography........ Our Beautiful World

I am linking these couple of photos up at Our Beautiful World.They were taken on my phone so are not the best quality. I'm addicted to Instagram and take my phone every where, but there are times I wish I had my "real" camera.
The prompt is "November" and here on the south coast of South Australia, that's when cockle season opens. On my last beach walk not only were there heaps of people digging in the sand for cockles but these two beautiful horses and their riders enjoying an early morning paddle.

As always I love that you have visited, and if you have had the time to leave me a comment then I say a very big, happy thank you to you. The start of another week.....I hope it is a fun and creative one for you.
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Scrap Around The World...........Challenge #7 November 2013

Are you feeling like getting really colourful ? Well the new Scrap Around The World challenge is exactly that. The fabulously bright and inspiring mood board is by DT member Leonie Neal-Dawson and it is bright, but lends itself to so much fun and interpretation. The sketch of course is optional, and you can find all the details you need, as well as some fabulous inspiration from the DT  HERE at Scrap Around The World.
JOURNAL PAGES are now also an option at SATW, so if you are an art journaler, here is a chance to let loose in your journal book......I did in mine. I love colour, so this mood board was the perfect inspiration to record in my journal my love for one of my favourite mediums.

I used lots of washi tape, stencils, texture paste, dry embossing, stamps and of course distress paint and stains.

As always, we have some amazing and very generous sponsors on board again this month who are being so fantastically supportive and offering up some great prizes......there are SIX chances to win a prize !!
The main sponsor this month is Imaginarium Designs owned by the very kind, sweet, generous and talented Jane Tregenza who also owns (my local) the scrap booking store Seriously Scrapbooking
1st Prize - Imaginarium Designs Chipboard valued at $50.

2ND PRIZE 2 Crafty Chipboard valued at $30!

3RD PRIZE - Scrapmatts Chipboard valued at $25!

4TH PRIZE - YOUR CHOICE of Purple Pumpkin products, to the value of $15.

5th Prize - Assorted Prima blooms and embellies donated by Design Team member 
Eila Sandberg - to be eligible for these you must first be a Follower of 
her blog so please follow the link & sign up you won't be disappointed!

Random Prize - This amazing Prize Pack from Bo Bunny!!!

We would love you play along this month and have some fun with this mood board.
Thanks so much for visiting today....have a great week end.

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