Wednesday, May 1, 2013

SDC98: Pink & Turquoise

So I've been bursting my buttons trying to hold in my exciting news. 

I'm the Guest Designer for May at Stampotique!


The first challenge is creating with Pink and Turquoise and I thought it would be awesome to make an art journal page since my art journal is already filled to the brim with Stampotique stamps - like HERE, Here and HERE.

I began by making some Gelli Plate prints on thick art paper using hot pink and turquoise paints.

Next, I stamped Frida Grande on one of the prints with black Staz-On ink, fussy-cut the image and matted her on a mixed-media index card and then layered that on the hot pink polka-dot print. I pulled it all together with a few splatters from a neon pink Sharpie paint pen and a teensy bit of washi tape.

I just love how this color palette interacts with black so I made a Gelli printed background mixing the turquoise with white paint and black gesso. 

I worked some marks into the wet paint and then added some circles with neocolors once it was dry. For continuity there are some neon splatters in there too as a final layer.

The quote, 
"A certain darkness is needed to see the stars."
 seemed to fit what I know about Frida Kahlo and it's a quote that speaks to me too.

Can you tell I'm absolutely obsessed with making my own custom papers? And trust me, you'll be seeing this stamp again and again.


Jane Wetzel said...

Nicole- so HAPPY you are at the Stampotique hang out! yay! Love everything you do and what a cool creation to start with! hugs!

milissa d said...

great for u .... congrats
your work is always creative!
join mine.....giveaways soon

donna!ee said...

congratulations Nicole, enjoy every minute of it! I just ordered a gelli plate so thanks for sharing so I have inspiration to experiment. blest be ;D

Kay Wallace said...

First, congratulations, Nicole, on being featured as May's Guest Artist @ Stampotique! I am already a fan of your work, so will look forward to learning from you all Month! Frida never looked so good as in your art journal! You (and she) rocked this color challenge!

Kaz said...

It's a gorgeous page Nicole, pleased to see you joining us this month x

Karin said...

fabulous journal spread!

Sue said...

Wow Nicole this is amazing, it's great to have you playing along with us this month x

Anonymous said...

Creation comes from inspiration.
I am sure you have the imagination of artists.
Like your work.- rc boats

Jenn Cochran said...

Nice journal page. Love all the layers of color.

Glad to have you as our guest at Stampotique.


AssiCrafts said...

Awesome pages! And welcome as GDT at Stampotique! XOXO

Lesley said...

Have you ever submitted your work to Somerset? I think they would use your work in their art journaling magazine.

Love it!

Carmen said...

Gorgeous Nicole and YAAAY! Congratulations too. Love that hot pink!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Beautiful work. I love that Darkness quote...congratulations too!

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous pages, I imagined that the image was right up your alley :-) So excited to have you on board this month with Stampotique.

Reflective Art Studio said...

Stunning journal page... Thanks for sharing your talents with Stampotique.