11 March 2017

Gateway Bridge

The bridge formerly known as the Gateway Bridge is a well-known Brisbane landmark, now correctly called the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges.  {Most locals still call it the Gateway Bridge}.  I took a bunch of photographs from underneath the bridge last year, and I'm finally getting around to scrapping some of them:

Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Watercolour paper
ColorBox Art Screens - Mesmerised stencil
13Arts Ayeeda - Navy Blue Pearl mist
Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler cardstock alphabet stickers
Blue rhinestones

My layout was inspired by the March ARTastic challenge, and this fabulous painting by William Rose:

The additional criteria this month is to use STENCILS.  I thought the painting had an industrial/architectural kind of feel, so I used some photographs of the concrete bridge, with no people.  I used a spray mist to stencil a swirly design onto watercolour paper, then cut it into uneven strips and reassembled onto my page.  I added doodled borders to make the edges a bit more 'jagged', and because I just enjoy doodling borders!

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  1. What a cool layout! The use of the stenciled stripes looks gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at ARTastic this month!

  2. Very clever Karen, love your 8x8 pages, they always look so cool. Thank you for joining in with us this month at ARTastic.

  3. So cool! I love the way you cut the paper and the way you placed it. It matched so well to the photos :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at ARTastic! :)

  4. Karen your layout is so clever and eye catching. Thank you for sharing this with us at Artastic

  5. Fabulous take on the challenge. I especially love how you have woven the paper strips - so clever. Thanks for joining in the ARTastic challenge this month.

  6. Really cool concept to make your own pattern with stencils, then slice it up like that. Thanks for creating with us at ARTastic!

  7. Beautiful page as ever Karen. Thank you so much for joining us at ARTastic this month.


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