Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Creating a scene

Well I had a few attempts  making my DT project for our new challenge at Try it on Tuesdays.
The theme is 'Create a scene'.
We have made some changes to our rules, please pop over for the details and see what we have all been making.
These were the ones that I was happier with,  others were destined for the bin. I think we all have off days, when Mr Inspiration flies out the window. If I need an extra  excuse it  would be the heat we had when I made these at the end of July.
So what did I do, well cheated for a start on both.

The street scene on the left is part of a painting by,  I think, Vincent Van Gough. I actually tore this from an art book. Shock!  Horror!. Well it was cheap and tatty, I found it in a charity shop, although it did get a dab or two of vintage photo distress inks round the edges. There are many more super paintings in the book,  for me to alter over time.
I added the stamped image of the bicycle [a Darkroom Door stamp], with a few additions from my stash.
This scene may end up as a hanging sometime in the future.

The scene on this  card is die cut from a page of Graphics 45 tropical Travelogue Paper. It was layered up with a selection of die cuts. I used the waste from the florish as a mask, using chalks to decorate the base layer. Mustard seed and Bundled sage were the Distress inks I used for shading.

Thank you for stopping , I do always appreciate your comments.


  1. Your scenes are lovely! I know what you mean about the heat sapping all ideas, we had some days when it was too hot to even think! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Fab scenes Yvonne, love the first one, the hessian mimics the texture on the roofs, brilliant!
    Val x

  3. Two lovely scenes, especially love the second. I'm terrible at scene projects too, will remember to let the papers do all the work next time!! :)

  4. amazing creations Yvonne.
    Doreen xx

  5. Love the magazine page, makes me wish I was there hunting for treasures.
    Hugz, Z

  6. Great projects Yvonne, love the first one especially.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  7. Too funny, I was wondering what stamp you had used for the first one, but I love the idea that you used paper images to create your scene! Lovely projects! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ ( TIOT DT member )

  8. These are two wonderful creations. I especially love the first one.

  9. You have created very unusual scenes and they are stunning

    Chrissie x

  10. Fabulous altered make Yvonne.......................great idea to use these book pages and you are giving them a new life :-)

    TFS and crafty hugs

    Annie x

  11. Hi Yvonne, Fabulous alteration with the book page! and the bycyle really looks part of the scene.
    Great scene framed by the die cuts too.
    Avril xx

  12. love the mixed art scene Yvonne

  13. I'm running behind like usual, but so glad I dropped by, this looks amazing!!! What a fabulous scene you have created, so stunning, love it!!

  14. I like both scenes, but my absolute favorite is the first one. I like the stark tones and the cool little bike. Blessings!