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:


Materials
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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3 comments :

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

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

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  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! :)

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