Thursday, August 8, 2013


This month I am a Guest Designer at the challenge blog ARTastic which Jane Howden runs.  You take your inspiration from a painting.  I've been doing layouts for this site on and off for a couple of years. I was previously a Guest Designer there in October 2011.

Here is my layout for this month. It is called View From The Eye (the London one).

This is the painting by Alan Louis, called Splash, that you have to draw your inspiration from. It's a watercolour on paper.


The criteria is to use watercolour on your project. I chose to use a mix of acrylic paint, mists and watercolours.  I've taken the placement of things in the painting and replicated them in my layout. I've used a wintery photo like the theme of the painting too.

Here's a list of products I used:

Paint: Kaisercraft - Grape acrylic, Crafter's Choice - light blue acrylic, Renoir - stone acrylic
Tattered Angels glimmer mist - delphinium, dazzling diamonds
Dylusions, crushed grape mist
Cotman watercolours - Payne's Gray and Purple Lake
Creative Memories embossed purple cardstock - distressed the edges
Bella! Bling - Wave
Purple CM pen
daisy hill vellum - travel
Vintedge by RRI chipboard

Thanks for looking. Why not have a try at the challenge this month.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous Dale, love the colour combo and love your painting of the water beautiful :)