maandag 4 november 2013

Patchwork doodling

Hi everyone,

A new Monday means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week it's all about Patchwork! In the traditional way with the sewing machine and for example with the beautiful new fabrics from Tim Holtz or maybe the faux way to make stitches with a pen, or perhaps with the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy or Sew Stampers.



What inspired me was this video by Dyan Reaveley. In this video Dyan shows a doodling patchwork technique. Although I immediately wanted to give it a try, it was the challenge. I absolutely can't draw or even doodle. So I sat down late in the evening to give it a try and when I started I just couldn't stop! It's really fun to do. It's a little addictive...





I have chosen not to color it in the patterns, but to use it as a subtle background. So I gave it a coat of Gesso to fade it more into the background.



The exclusive stencils for Simon Says Stamp are really stunning, like the Ring Cluster and Moroccan. The Ring Cluster I used black colored Modeling Paste with. Immediately a very dramatic effect. Oh yeah!



I got the washers and the mesh at the local hardware store. Always fun to browse there for some random things to use for my projects.



And to give it a bright color I used the Moroccan stencil with the Neon Pink Dauber!











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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

19 opmerkingen :

  1. Great art journaling! I find it hard to believe that you're not a doodler based on that amazing patchwork :D

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  2. Wow!!! This is amazing. I was immediately caught by the graphic impact of this project's small picture on my blogger reader. Then I came to see the big pics and all the details .... soooooo cool! Love your doodles and the stenciling and the tape. Most of all, I love the message. Your inner ARTIST went on an epic creative journey with this one. Fabulous! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  3. Sandra...this is very cool. I am like you...I don't think I can draw or doodle very well. But, your background is fabulous. I also like your idea of covering it lightly with gesso rather than coloring it all in. That really does make for a great background amongst the bold black and white white circles and the pink that you've added. Very cool art journal pages. <3 Candy

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  4. this is awesome!! Love that you went for it, and really love how it all turned out.

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  5. Wow Sandra! Your art journal patchwork pages are stunning! Great mix of colors of patterns!

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  6. Your drawing is amazing, Sandra. I love the beautiful color scheme, too. Your creation is always so cheerful and lovely. :)

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  7. Sandra, I love the direction that you went with this. It's so FUN!! I love the pop of pink with the black and the washers....how cool!

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  8. LOVE the graphics,patterns and bold colors of this spread!

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  9. Hello Sannie
    Well I am impressed for someone who says they cannot doodle or draw, you have succeeded in letting yourself go, and the sentiment says it all, this is a fabulous double page.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  10. Sandra, this is so artsy! I keep going back to look at all the patterns! Love these pages and your design! Thank you so much for the wonderful Halloween treat I received. Love it so much my sweet friend! Hugs!

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  11. wonderful art journaling page!!! Barbarayaya

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  12. Gaaf gemaakt zeg Sandra, SUPER resultaat!
    Gr Patricia

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  13. This is so cool Sandra! Love all your doodles and that you covered both pages and then added gesso on top. Great sentiment too!!

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  14. Wow wat knap gedaan!! Jij kan goed doodelen en dan zo mooi verwerkt!!

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  15. Really cool art journaling!! I love the washi/dies/stamps/etc combination of textures!! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  16. Ooooh this is lovely - I so must give doodling a go!

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  17. Fantastic Zentengle! Love the in the background and that you worked over the top! Beautiful journalling pages.

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  18. I'm a little behind on commenting this week, but I wanted to give you a huge YAYYYYY on this project! Wow! I love how you interpreted the theme and made it totally modern! Your colors always make me smile and I love how you're not afraid to push the artistic envelope. Thank you again for the inspiration!

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