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2014-04-17 Thursday Art/blog Challenge

Yesterday, 06:06 AM

Good Morning!!!

 

It's time for another Art Inspiration Challenge, but the new Thursday Challenge is all about the Blog. So, I figured we'd combine them!

 

Like I said the last couple of weeks, I'm a former ceramicist. One of my very favorite shapes/vessels to throw on the potter's wheel was enclosed forms, kind of like eggs (I never was able to pull off spheres...). So my challenge to you this week is:

 

Using the tips on the Scrapping Multiple Photos tutorial from the Blog. Make a layout inspired by one or more of the following vessels.

 

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A Ukrainian tradition, pysanky eggs are characterized by unique folkloric designs that are created with a wax-resist process. Artist Katy David of KatyEgg Design creates and sells her versions of pysanky using the age-old process: cover eggs with wax in desired designs, dye eggs, cover with more wax in different designs, dye eggs again, and repeat until you reach the darkest color you want to use. The final step: melt the wax from the egg, using a candle flame, to reveal the patterns of colors protected underneath. The big reveal must be so exciting - a great bonus of this ancient artistic tradition!

http://thewebparks.b...ecorations.html

 

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A master at the art of "filigree" design, Amber Elledge (who does business as Starless Clay) coils intricate patterns of polymer clay to create her rainbow-bright Easter eggs. She starts with a real blown-out bantam chicken egg and then carefully coils, places, and cuts each shimmery strand before sanding and finishing it with sealant. 

http://thewebparks.b...ecorations.html

 

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These delicately painted pastel eggs are a nonedible decorative alternative that can be reused every Easter. Pat and Nicole Wermers bake and hand-paint these ceramic eggs in their Yellow Cat Studio and sell them via Etsy. Sized to exactly mimic real chicken eggs, these ceramic eggs can be stored in regular egg cartons.

http://thewebparks.b...ecorations.html

 

There are lots of ways to be inspired, but here's some suggestions to help you along:

 

Turtle Egg

Value Pack: Frolic

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Vintage Kaleidoscope 1

Altered Art Essentials 5 Paper Super Mini

Valencia Collection Biggie

Value Pack: Character

Value Pack: Bohemian Elegance

 

Rainbow Egg

Looming Rainbow s Collection Biggie

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sugarscapes

Brush Set: Abstract Sweets

Jelly Bean Juice Collection Super Mini

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Punched Swirl s

 

Hand-Painted Ceramic Easter Eggs

Brush Set: Woodlandia

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Woodlandia

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Among the Wildflowers

Brush Set: Doodle Flower

Embroidered Flower s Embellishments Mini

Brush Set: Holly

Brush Set: Encircle

 

Eggs in General

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Easterly Eggs

ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Easter Bunny Eggs

Eggciting Collection Mini

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Celebrate Spring - Biggie

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Easter Tree

 

When you're done, post your layouts in the Thursday Challenge Gallery.


2014-04-10 Thursday Art Challenge

10 April 2014 - 06:20 AM

Good Morning!!!!  It's time for another Thursday Challenge.  In a previous life, I was a ceramics teacher, so I thought we would do an Art Challenge this month based on different vessels.  This week I fell in love with the two vessels below.

 

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http://www.gatlinbur...g_ceramics.html

 

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When dropping a ceramic plate or cup we’ve all braced for the familiar sound of impact as the object explodes into a multitude of sharp fragments on the kitchen floor. Artist Livia Marin imagines a wholly different demise for ceramic bowls, cups and tea pots in this series of work titled Nomad Patterns.

Inexplicably, each piece seems to melt onto a surface while strangely retaining its original printed pattern. The designs are actually a Willow Pattern motif, a pastiche of Chinese landscape decoration created by an English man in the 1790s “as if” it were Chinese. She adds via email that the objects “appear as staged somehow indeterminately between something that is about to collapse or has just been restored; between things that have been invested with the attention of care but also have the appearance of a ruin.”

http://www.thisiscol...eramics/page/2/

 

There are lots of ways to be inspired by these wonderful pieces of art.  To help you along, here are some suggestions:

 

Ivory

Classic Paper Super Mini

Defining Moments Paper Super Mini

 

Oriental

Value Pack: Asian Beauty

Ginger Jar Collection Mini

ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Asian Influence 6301

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Asian Lanterns

Valencia Collection Biggie

 

I'll be back to post my layout later.

 

Post your layouts in the Thursday Challenge Gallery.


2014-04-03 Thursday Art Challenge

03 April 2014 - 08:19 AM

Good Morning!!!!  It's time for the first Thursday Challenge of the Month.  In a previous life, I was a ceramics teacher, so I thought we would do an Art Challenge this month based on different vessels.  This week I fell in love with the two vessels below.

 

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http://www.ceramicsn...jennifermccurdy

 

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As if lifted from the wreckage of the Titanic, ceramic artist Mary O’Malley creates sculptural porcelain teapots, cups, and vases adorned with barnacles, tentacles, and other living sea creatures (she refers to them as “porcelain crustaceans”).

http://www.thisiscol...eramics/page/2/

 

There are lots of ways to be inspired by these wonderful pieces of art.  To help you along, here are some suggestions:

 

Ocean/Marine

Spa Collection Super Mini

Sandy Shores Collection Mini

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Seashells

Upon A Watercolor Sea Collection

Beachcomber Collection Mini

Value Pack: Mermaid Mystique

 

White

White Linen Collection Mini

Pure White Paper

Zip Kit: White washed

So Basically White Paper Mini

Pretty Trims Embellishments - White

Ornate Petite Frames - White Embellishments

 

Gold Trim

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 2201 Biggie

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 5701

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold en Icicle 6401

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 5101 Super Biggie

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Alchemy 11001

 

I'll be back to post my layout later.

 

I forgot to say, post your layouts in the Thursday Challenge Gallery.


Happy Happy Birthday! 2014-03-31

31 March 2014 - 08:19 AM

Let wish these dear Scrap Girls a very happy birthday!!!

 

Jerrie

 

cardsbyjo


Wishing You A Very Happy Birthday! 2014-03-29 & 30

30 March 2014 - 07:47 AM

Let wish these lovely Scrap Girls a very scrap happy birthday!!!

 

March 29th

 

LauraJB

 

scrapster33

 

March 30th

 

LaLo1103