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19 April 2014

When paving becomes pretty...

... our garden patio has paving slabs - they came with the house & I quite like them - its like ordered crazy paving... I like the straight lines and the simple design - & I often look at them, see patterns and how it could be translated into a art/craft idea...

(that's Bertie by the way, doing that 'pay me attention' thing that cats do!)

... inspiration from the paving slabs gave me the idea for this:

.. another project created using the masterboard I created for this and this post over on the PaperArtsy blog.   It is a canvas panel (PaperArtsy has a nice range of these that can be found here) which I rough painted with Chalk, Snowflake & French Roast Fresco Finish paints (go here to see the range).
I wanted this project to be less 'pristine' and so I coloured the edges of the board (with Frescos) and all the edges of the cut out patterned paper/card squares/rectangles (with Distress Inks).
I played around with the layout and combination of papers, flowers and shapes.... I moved them about A LOT!! but there comes a time when you have to walk away, have a cuppa, come back, STOP FAFFING with the project and stick the pieces in place!! lol

Tomorrow I'll have another project for you using the masterboard - oh yes I still have some pieces left to play with!

I hope you're having fun with the masterboards you've created.

x

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful canvas and love the cat on the patio :)
    Dawn x

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  2. Neat idea Jo and the result is beautiful! That masterboard is going a long way, lol!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  3. Great to see that you also get inspired by such common things... Beautiful card! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  4. love where you find your inspiration, when I look at my patio I cant see the stones just the tons of weeds growing through the cracks, LOL

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    1. hahaha don't think I didn't crop the photo to avoid weeds! lol

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  5. I really like this. Crazy patchwork...

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  6. This is fabulous Jo, love your 'Crazy project!
    Hugs Jude x

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  7. I saw this on Pinterest and love it!!

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