Monday 16 April 2012

New leaf?

It's challenge time at Tando Creative and our theme this month is "Green and Yellow".

I've made a simple canvas this month. I used watercolour crayons in shades of green and yellow to scribble directly onto the canvas and blended with gesso.

I sponged ink over the Random Circles mask and then stamped the leaves. I used green and yellow acrylic paint to paint over the stamping and left all but one of them as basic shapes. On the last one, I added some veining with dark brown paint and also scratched through the layers of paint with a pin and finally added a drop shadow with the brown paint.

The chipboard domino is triple embossed with a word stamp pressed in and then picked out with some more acrylic paint.

Falling Leaves (Stampers Anonymous)
Imagine (The Artistic Stamper)

Adirondack by Ranger (Lettuce)

Random Circles mask (Tando Creative)
Chipboard domino (Tando Creative)
Acrylic paint
Caran d'Ache watercolour crayons

Thanks for stopping by! If you fancy having a play with this springtime colour combo we'd love to have you join us and if your project is picked in the random draw at the end of the month you can pick out a lovely Tando prize! Challenge details here.


tracy said...

i love that joanne :)
i thought you'd cut a leave out and that's why there was a shadow!

Kathy said...

This is lovely Joanne

Kath said...

A lovely canvas. I really like the way you have shadowed the leaf.

Deborah said...

Lovely and fresh.

Kaz said...

Fab canvas Joanne, I love the blending of colours on the background x

sam21ski said...

Fab canvas Joanne, love those circles in the background.

You could always enter this piece into this week Artful Times challenge as their theme is shades of green.

Sam xxx

Karen said...

Like Tracy, I really thought that was a cut out leaf on there! Beautiful canvas x

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful canvas Joanne. I love the leaves. Totally gorgeous, enjoy!

Paula Whittaker said...

nice and fresh looking.

salamanda said...

Lovely spring promise canvas - love the colours

Traceyr said...

What a gorgeous green colour there Joanne - loving the domino idea too.


Alison said...

This is beautiful Joanne! The colours are lovely!
Alison x

Hazel said...

Love all the shades of green and the use of the mask - gorgeous project x

Anonymous said...

Love that shade of yellow - not too garish but enough to highlight the greens. It look almost like buttermilk :) Love the whole piece :)

Scrapmate said...

Great shades of green and yellow. The leaf with the shadow effect looks 3D. Very calming canvas.