Friday 20 September 2013

Crazy Stamping with Finnabair

We didn't get time to finish the last pages at the Finnabair workshop, we just didn't make it, but I  knew I had to get them done to finish all the projects and record all the ideas that Anna gave us. So this is the last set of pages she showed us how to make and such a great and effective idea. Anna’s compositions are always so well balanced, she arranges her visual elements in such a way that is pleasing to the viewer, giving structure to the layout and takes our eyes around the project so that we notice details and brings us back to the focal point again. To me composition is probably the thing I spend most time on when designing my own layouts and art. It takes me forever.
Here is my version of the crazy stamping technique and if you want to see more about how to do it then check out Anna's Creative Jumpstart video HERE.
This is middle granddaughter having fun when we went up to the Victoria and Albert museum last year, doing one of the children’s workshops.
I loved doing the crazy stamping, cool technique.
And I just used some washi tape and little flowers to introduce colour, of course it had to be pink which is Ella’s favourite.
Thanks for stopping by to see my Finnabair inspired pieces, I am on my own now lol. But I learnt a lot from the workshops and mostly about freeing myself up to be more instant and expressive when I am working. I hope it will speed me up some.

I might see some of you at Ally Pally as I think I will pop up tomorrow morning which will leave Sunday free to get a project finished that needs to be done for the end of the month.

Have a great weekend and hopefully time for some creative moments.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Amanda said...

I love your pages, the random stamping looks fabulous and those splashes of pink add colour beautifully I bet you're glad you finished it? Enjoy Ally Pally, spend loads of money!!
Amanda x

Helen said...

Just getting ready for AP but had to come and see this - it is fabulous! Hope to see you later.

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous Brenda! Would love to take her class one day. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Off to check out the video. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Yvonne

Inkypinkycraft said...

This looks fab , gorgeous photos too! I will definitely find time to follow that link as have never tried this style and am determined to find time to try sometime soon! A really gorgeous layout...have a great time at ally pally x hugs x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous pages love the touch of colour.
Hope you have a good day at Ally Pally we're going Sunday.

Daniele said...

lots of random bits and bobs pulled together to form an fabbie layout, have fun at Ally Pally, one of these years I might get there

Paula Whittaker said...

Gorgeous photo's of Ella - and love this Finnabair inspired piece, great stamping/design.

Deborah said...

It's gorgeous.Ella makes a lovely model. Enjoy Ally Pally and don't spend too much :-)

Ink Art Designs said...

This looks like heaps of fun Brenda...Loooove the randomness of it all.
Dot x

Redanne said...

Hi Brenda, this is a visual delight! Who would have thought random could look so good.....I have not been brave enough to try Anna's style yet, thought it best to wait until I see her in November, but you may have just inspired me to have a go now.... Enjoy AP! Hugs, Anne x

Kathyk said...

FABBY projects and your "spending ages composing the layout" really reaps its rewards, Brenda


krcmasterpiece said...

LOVE your layout. The small use of color really makes the whole thing pop.
of course-your cute little subject is the star of the show!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda
What jumps out at me is the flow, that incredible movement and wonderful sense of freedom.
TFS something so special.


craftimamma said...

That crazy stamping technique was jaw dropping to watch Anna demo and you have made a fantastic job with these two lovely pages Brenda! Your lovely little granddaughter is the perfect subject here and I love your added pencil work. Well done on completing these. I haven't quite finished the first two sets of pages yet :o(

Lesley Xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Awesome pages...wonderful work! Now I need to check that video. Raining here today, but still lovely and mild.
Joyce xx

Jenny Marples said...

Love this composition and the way you've taken Anna's techniques on board Brenda. When you get her ideas firmly fixed in your head it's amazing how much easier composition becomes. Hope you enjoy Ally Pally. Hugs, Jenny x

Terry said...

I wish that when she was in the US that she would have made it to Southern CA! Brenda, these pages are amazing and it shows how well the classes inspired you! Enjoy the Ally Pally event and boy do I wish I could be there! Hugs!

Rossella said...

I love this technique, beautiful
Rosie x

Sandy said...

I will probably leave about 15 comments. When I first opened your blog I thought to myself - we should all have such a beautiful smile. And then I read that precious child is your granddaughter - shocker, I did not think you were old enough to have a granddaughter. She is a doll. I might have known before but I must admit my memory is not what I would like for it to be. I looked through the pictures and read your comments. Composition and color make great sense to me. I will be seeing you back on your blog Brenda and thanks!!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic pages, love the free style of the design.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Precious photos! Love both pages!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, that's a fabulous project.

Lynn Stevens said...

How Fun is that page!!! Love your Grand daughters STASH. LOL

I just did a photo setup for my Grandson 1st Birthday party, The theme is stashes!!!!! I can't wait
Hugs Lynn

nefertiti said...

Great work!!it's fabulous project!!!bizz

Words and Pictures said...

Fab fun doodling and crazy stamping, and I love the little pop of pink washi tape. Great photos and composition!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

Random stamping is just fabulous Brenda, your journal pages are amazing!! TFS....take care, Hugs Ann xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

These pages are absolutely stunning! How lovely to have gorgeous grandchildren to incorporate into them, I am so envious!

Lucy x

Gio said...

These pages almost speaks! The pictures are so funny and everything is so well balanced, even with such messy details! And the touch of pink...takes my heart!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful girl, and such fun pages! She must adore seeing this spread. I love the use of color and as you said, that balance. I want to look at every detail!