Monday, 23 July 2012


Which is actually the total opposite of my life right now....all four little darlings (!!) are off school/college and are being rather noisy, messy etc etc. Alone? Oh how I wish I was......! escaping into the studio is now essential for the sanity, I have lots to show you! First this week is this colourful panel...hence the 'alone' title of the post!
I started off by glueing the text paper and washer border strip to the base card...
Then added some corrugated card...
Everything got covered with a wash of gesso, and i also scraped gesso through a bit of large hole sequin waste too...
Once all that was dry, I added all the vibrant colour you can see. A mixture of spray inks and watered down paint. Spray inks don't like to cover gel medium very well, so thicker paint was needed in some parts where the medium had escaped from under the text!
Stamping and printing using paint....
And then I added my image. This is probably one of my all time favourite feminine figure images, by Stamping Bella. (She actually has a little bird perched on her shoulder when stamped, I prefer it with the birdie cut off!)
Idea-ology letters form the word....
And that was it!!!
I love the hot summery colours, so I'm linking up with The Stamp Man Challenge -anything goes/summer colours this week, and as I have used my favourite feminine image stamp, I'm also linking up with The Simon Says Stamp And Show Challenge -Hey Girl

Thanks for looking!
Love Trish xxxx


  1. your painty backgrounds and wonderful layers and textures never fail to make me smile! another fab piece trace x

  2. Hi Trish, I love this piece, the colours are just gorgeous, great use of corrugated card and love that lady stamp too, she is a real beauty.

    Thanks for your visit earlier, I have just entered another of my blocks in the Hey Girl Challenge - just this minute! Anne x

  3. Your colorful panel is beautiful and I can sooooo relate to the "alone" thing right now! haha Love your background and all of the patterns and texture. The stamp of the your windswept lady is really nice against the background. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Yummo!!! The colors like sherbet, the texture like frosting!!! This is beautiful!!!!

  5. Hi Trish - Glorious colours and so much wonderful texture. Love the Stamping Bella image with her windswept hair - perfect for your outdoor scene.
    Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog - I really appreciate it.

    Have a great week - Sylvia x

  6. What a gorgeous creation... so many fab textures.. fab colours.. and that stamp is perfect for this project just perfect with the feel of her hair blowing in the wind... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

  7. THIS IS GORGEOUS! I love it!

    Thank you for your comment on my blog :)

  8. Hi Trish... thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog.
    Your panel is amazing so full of intensity, so rich in colours... and now it's pinned into my Pinterest board.
    Hugs and creativity from Italy

  9. Hi Trish,

    Love this page!!! The colors are great - kind of reminds me of my favorite sherbert!!!


  10. Wowza! I'm LOVING the colors, the texture, and the overall composition of this piece. Stunning doesn't begin to cover it!!! Thank you for sharing, and for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  11. Hi Trish. Thanks for visiting me! I love the way you create your backgrounds and the way you describe how it's done - like a personal lesson! Gorgeously 'girlie' piece and I love the pink!!

  12. Stunningly gorgeous colours, and the textures are wonderful. Her isolation is beautifully expressed in pure white.
    Alison x

  13. this is just fabulous, beautiful colors and the stamp is just super

  14. A gorgeous creation Trish...what a stunning background!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  15. Stunning page Trish. I so love the colours ♥

    Have fun with your little darlings..... roll on September! I feel your pain!!!

    Thanks for your kind blog comment today, it's made my day. Hugs, Gez xx

  16. Love this colour combo Trish - a new favourite of mine. Hope you get some creative time to yourself.
    alison x

  17. I love this and also the piece you've done for CC2 challenge fabulous colours on both pieces you have a great style. Good luck amusing the children x

  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece Trish!!! The colours are amazing as well as all those yummy layers :)

  19. This is *gorgeous*! I love the bright, warm colours and all the texture and dimension. It's just sooo bright and pretty! :)

  20. I just love your inky background. And the colours just shout "summer". Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Stamp Man challenge.


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