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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Silhouettes


Week 4 and the new prompt over at Journal 52 for 2015 is Silhouettes.
I chose to go down the stamping route again. A vibrant inky background using Aquatints [Spectrum Noir] the African images are stamps by Sheena Douglass.
I wanted  this scene to  look uncluttered and open. Harder than I thought as I am not fond of leaving spaces.
The quote reads
The Family tie, is like a tree,
It can bend, but it cannot break.
I did wonder  about adding this to  Art Journal Journey  as I was inspired to use these images after looking at some African Masai Mara pictures in Google,   there were so many awesome paintings and photographs,
but I cannot say I was influenced by any one person, 
 just the stamps I had and could use.
[update-thanks Valerie I will add it to AJJ]


Next a just for fun page.


Painted background, sprinkled with a little Brusho.
A bit of random stamping in the background as well, mainly covered with the paints.
The main stamps used  are Paper Artsy and Sheena Douglass.

Thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate the comments you leave me.

22 comments:

  1. Both pages are gorgeous, the African one and those lovely birds! I think you should link it to Art Journal Journey, Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks Valerie, I will go add it there
      Yvonne x

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  2. You and me both Yvonne, if there is a space I want to fill it but you have achieved the uncluttered and open balance perfectly. Both are vibrant and stunning makes.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  3. Brilliant pieces Yvonne, the Africa page has superb perspective.
    Happy Sunday
    hugs Brenda xx

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  4. Brilliant pages Yvonne, loving the colours and feeling of space on your African page
    Love
    Amanda x

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  5. Stunning pages both of them Yvonne, and such great use of those Sheena stamps! Love how you did the birds one behind the other! The Africa page looks amazing too!

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  6. Love your creation, stunning colours it’s gorgeous and the beauties added....thanks for always popping into my blog...♥ aNNie



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  7. Gorgeous Yvonne! I love the African scene, those Sheena stamps are amazing! Beautiful owls too, I really need to get me some of her stamps, wow! hugs until next time :)

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  8. Beautiful colors on the first page, lovely!! And the birdies are really sweet on the second, interesting background too!

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  9. I can almost feel the warmth radiating off these pages! So much colour, I just love them.

    Sally

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  10. Stunning, love the vibrant colours and the dramatic look of the African one and the colours and layered birds on the second, just fabulous

    Joan

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  11. I think the African scene is perfect just you made it. The other page is beautifully coloured and the birds are lovely.
    I wish you a great nex week, Hugs xx

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  12. Fab that you have linked this gorgeous African Scene to AJJ - thank you Yvonne... gorgeous... and the other page is lovely ...
    Have a great new week !
    xxx
    Susi

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  13. Two amazing pages Yvonne lovethe colours on the first on, so vibrant! I was watching Sheena use those aquatints and they look wonderful, may have to treat myself:) Beautiful stampingtoo!
    Val x

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  14. I just love the silhouette page with the rich background and your just for fun page is just that,, a lot of fun :)

    Love Chrissie x

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  15. I love the fabulously vibrant colours in the African page, and the Sheena silhouette stamps wonderful. The second page is great too with the sweet bird images.
    Jean x

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  16. Brilliant, Yvonne! The African scene is fabulous and I love the amazing silhouettes. And the second one is very lovely with beautiful colours and a great background as always.
    Hugs, Mar

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  17. Oh my word, the silhouette page is stunning, Yvonne... the colours of your sunset are glorious in their intensity. I love the crazy quirky birds too - fab!
    Alison xx

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  18. Great cards , or pages, I really love the page with the silhoutte , great colours and image!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  19. Lovely silhouette page ~ striking, indeed. And the bird page is likely lovely. I like the fiery colors of both!

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  20. Two great pages! Big wow on the dramatic impact on the first one! Love the silhouettes and the birds are gorgeous! Enjoy!

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  21. I love the warm feeling of these two paintings, which is accentuated by your color scheme. Blessings!

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