Thursday, 15 January 2015

Our second team reveal for January ...

It's the 15th and this means it's time for some gorgeous inspiration from our remaining design team using this wonderful inspiration by Fintan Magee.  

This is a free scrap with no set criteria so make of it as you will but don't forget to tell us what inspired you about the painting - the brickwork, the super hero costumes, the little boys, the colours ... whatever you like.

Let's see what the team made of it ...

I have lots of photos of street art but I decided to use two photos of street art in Melbourne city. I also love the idea of using a brick wall as the background.

The scene of these cute little super hero's reminded me of street art and that is where I have taken my inspiration from. I remembered I had taken a photo of a mural at Bondi Beach and thought it would be perfect for this challenge. That is what I love about challenges, I probably would never have scrapped this otherwise, and now I am happy that I did.

For my layout this month, I've mainly used the brick wall for my inspiration. To get a grungier effect, I've used a background with various inks and sprays and stenciled with gesso. Once this was dry I used a wall stencil over the top and also added some cardboard which was embossed and inked. Washi tape  and stamps have also been used. The photo is of a beautiful mosaic mural on a wall of a building in Dorrigo.


I did two tags for this month. I was inspired by the colours  and the brick wall. I have decorated with a lot of chipboard, including a brick wall and a lantern.  The big flower I made myself and you can find a tutorial in this month's  3T's. 

It was the little boys in costumes that caught my eyes. I found some old photos from my son's carnival day in pre-school. The brick wall from the inspiration picture inspired to make my own brick wall on my page.

Hope you will find some inspiration and want to play along with our challenge :)

Now it is your turn, we'd love to see what you can do ...

 Remember we happily accept all forms of paper crafting for your entry including digital and encourage international submissions.  All we ask is that you create a new entry for our challenge although you are most welcome to combine with a sketch and/or colour challenge if you wish.  You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to submit your entry.

Please pop back on the 22nd for our delightful guest designer this month, Tone Jenson.  I think you will love her work.


  1. It never ceases to amaze me where one picture will take you ... LOOOVE the variety & the beauty in these projects -AWESOME!!!!