Sunday, 20 November 2011

Out of my comfort zone

I've really enjoyed browsing through the book that I received via Pass the Book last month.  Painted Pages by Sarah Ahearn Bellemare.  I am the first to admit that I'm not a keen painter.  Well actually, I'm not a painter at all, so I relished the opportunity to look at what someone with that kind of talent can do.  Now in the spirit of Pass the Book, I chose a page in the book and used it for inspiration to make a page of my own.  
 The thing that attracted me to this page was the image of beach huts that it put into my mind.  I do love beach huts.  Fortunately for me, I can get to coast line that has beach huts by the dozen within an hour and a half drive from home.  So there was no problem in finding a photo for my layout.  There was no way I could just have painting on my page - far too scary - so I've incorporated a bit of mixed media here!  I added some texture to the photo by uploading the photo to my phone and using an app that does special effects and I like the way it has altered the look of the beach huts.
I wanted to get a bit of texture there too, so the quote is on card with the edges distressed, and the clouds are from some patterned tissue paper.  The quote is from a rub on that Rinda included in her package of goodies to me earlier this week.  I loved the sentiment behind it and decided that in keeping with doing something out of the ordinary for me, I would - write it out in my own scruffy handwriting.
So there we have it.  Something totally different for me, and something that I am reasonably pleased with.  It doesn't show too well, but the top half of the page has been sprayed with glimmer mist, and I painted round the edge with the same liquid too.  Rather heavy handed as you will see from how the paper got so wet it no longer lies flat!
Now, we all know what comes next don't we?  I have to find a new owner for the book.  So, without making a fuss like I did last time, I'm putting out the call for people who would like to read the book for themselves.  If you are interested - let me know by leaving a comment.  

13 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Love the way you've taken this and made it your own,Deb....a lovely page.

Cheri said...

I'm glad you found inspiration in the book even if you didn't really want to paint. I'd love to have a go with this book, so please add my name!

Karen said...

Lovely page Deb but not a book for me thank you.

Alison said...

Love what you did with it Deb...but not for me either thanks!
Alison xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Me, me! I've been waiting for this book to resurface.
Rinda

humel said...

Yay, good for you! Great to see how you got inspiration from it. I'd love to take a look at this book, please pop me in the draw :)

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Amy said...

I think you have done well Deb!

Sandie said...

Well done you, Deb! I love beachhuts, specially those at Southwold. This is a lovely page and it is good sometimes to challenge yourself to something new.
I have lots of art materials, and have just bought a new book, so hope to go outside my comfort zone too. Hope my effort is as good as yours.

Sian said...

I love the way you have taken the inspiration and made it your own!

I think this book was the prettiest of them all. I can't wait to see who gets it next.

Denise said...

It looks pretty darn good to me - great page.P.S.please don't include me in the draw - wanted to tell you the page is great x

Jo.C said...

Great page - I like your take on it. I'd love to be included in the draw. Have a fab crop - wish I lived closer :0)

jennifer said...

Ooh, put me in for the draw please, I'm definitely a painter and would like to see some new ways to use my giant supply of paints, which have been rather neglected since scrapbooking took over!

I love your page and how you've used the different effects, it's so fun!

P.S. you need to delete the comments by 'prasetyo' this comment appeared on my blog and I checked it out - it's spam, it re-directs you to another site. x