Monday, July 13, 2015

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Together @ ARTastic

A most lovely inspiration for July is on offer at ARTastic

CRITERIA is to use water (liquid) in some way on your page (ink spray, gelatos, paper crumple, watered down paint, make handmade flowers etc).  Just tell us how water was applied.

A little about Shirley Charlton ...

Shirley Roma Charlton was born in Malawi Central Africa and is now based in Brisbane, Australia. She is an international professional fine artist and her work has sold all over the world. With many art Exhibitions behind her and having judged many art shows, she loves teaching art. Her inspirational watercolours and soft pastels show a love for seascapes while her figure painting show vibrant rich colours with bold strokes.

Proceeds from her work goes back to Malawi to help a village called Manyowe outside Blantyre.  She also teaches art for the unemployed and homeless.

So this is my page using a wonderful photo of my fabulous SIL & my little grand daughter...

Now my background prep is using water colour paper along with a lovely big bursts of water from a spray bottle & Ken Olivers Color Burst puff on glorious powder...oh I am so in love with this stuff! It makes such fab patterns & colours...

I tried to emulate the colours of Shirley's painting..

and just had fun with this one

Thank you for the great was great!

Hugs xx



  1. Love it. Don't know that puff stuff...but I now know I WANT it. NEED it!!! I think this is such a fabulous take on our ARTastic challenge.....& the muted, blended colours.....YUM! Thanks for joining in this month:):)

  2. It's lovely Debi - your background is amazing and the colours rich and glorious. Thank you so much for sharing this with us on ARTastic - we miss you!

  3. You have created the colour palette beautifully . Love your background and the photo is just lovely. A really gorgeous layout, very striking , yep I love it &n thank you for sharing with us at ARTastic

  4. WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Look at those amazing colors on the background!! WOW!!!

  5. This is gorgeous, Deb. I love the background you have looks amazing and such a beautiful photo. Thanks for joining in with us at ARTastic.

  6. Great Layout and love the colours and background you have created. Well done my friend.

  7. This is awesome Debi, I love the gorgeous and colourful background. Thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic :)

  8. Debi, the background is burst of liquidy colour and the photo is so cute. Thank you for joining in. :)


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