Monday, 21 January 2013

Under the influence!

I've been looking at the work of some very talented girls (Magda Polakow and Kasia Krzyminska)and find their work so different and inspiring! This is my take!
 Not my usual colours, but I started this background ages ago using a Dylusions mask and spray. I then saw my friend Pat's blog where she too has been influenced by these girls and which had me in my craft room yesterday - playing! The image - Crafty Individuals(CI148) was in one of my scrap folders and had been stamped onto mop-up paper. I used a Wendy Vecchi gothic text stamped onto some tissue paper to tone down the brightness of the spray and mixed gold and white acrylic paint through a mask to give some texture, some more scraps and bit of scraped paint and doodling and I thought - finished!

Ah! but then found some words in the Sunday supplement and added them, so then it didn't look quite right, so used a film strip punch onto the bottom of a kraft tag, stamped 'calm' and layered it with lace at the bottom - now it's done!
Hope you are all keeping warm in this extended cold spell! Thanks for looking, Chris


Sue said...

I think this is wonderful, Chris. Collage is a favourite of mine and it is so amazing to try a new style. It is beautiful
The ice has tarted to thaw here. I am warm, hope you are!

Magda Polakow said...

Great page, Chris! I hope you had a lot of fun doing this project! Magda x

Artyjen said...

Love all the layers and texture ;)
xoxo Sioux

patcrafts said...

Stunning, awesome I just love your page. These Polish girls are certainly having an influence I think their work is fabulous. I am snowed in today again I wish it would all go, fed up of being house bound although I have managed to do quite a few journal pages. xx

Redanne said...

Both ladies do some wonderful work but I really love your page, I like the muted colours you have used and you have got some great texture and dimension in your page too. Hugs, Anne x

butterfly said...

A really exciting page, Chris - full of depth and texture... and thank you for the links. I've had a quick look and agree they're amazing, especially Kasia's work really appeals to me and I've signed up over there. I'm a big fan of the Scandinavian crafting style, and also really love the Poles and Russians - fascinates me how the crafting varies across the globe...
Alison x

Czekoczyna said...

This is just great! Very creative. I'm so happy that I've inspired you. :)