Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Summer Inspired Hues!

Hello happy stampers! Are you ready for a colorful feast for the eyes? I tell you when I look at this week's Hues to Use color-coded bit of inspiration -- My. Mouth. Literally. Waters! Seriously. One should never write a post like this when hungry. I want to jump into my computer and take a bite! 

At this point, you might be shaking your head and wondering what is wrong with me, but scroll down and you'll get a glimpse of the summer-infused goodness that is at the heart of today's Hues to Use! 

Oh, MY GOSH! Isn't that just delish looking? I am a huge lover of tomatoes and cheese and balsamic and fresh herbs. This little plate above has them all! So, with summertime officially here, why not use some of its best as fuel for a major creative blast? 

HOW TO PLAY: Simply use the three colors above in your card or creation, when done, link it up using the linky below (so we can "ooohhhh" and "ahhhh!"). It is just that simple people! It's just that simple!

Today, we have the distinct honor of having another talented guest in our midst to show off our weekly color scheme. To meet this amazing artist, we'd have to travel across the ocean to the United Arab Emirates. I've never met anyone from this neck of the woods so, what a fun little blessing it is to be able to introduce.... 

Hi Crafty peeps, This is Sathya Kala from Paperie Expressions. I am from India residing currently at UAE with my dear hubby and 9-year old son. I am a toxicologist by trade and have a pulsating desire to pursue my doctorate. Being a child of an oil painting artist, I have loved arts and crafts since my childhood. Thanks much to my Mumma and her genetic transfer of these creative streaks in me. It's what keeps me sane!

After my son turned two, I started crafting and blogging with Quilling as my passion. Slowly I branched out as a stamper, cardmaker and for the past three years, I have been enjoying the nuances of the mixed media art form. A year and a half back, I attended a brush calligraphy and watercolor florals workshop and from then on, I must say, I am smitten. Coloring with pencils is so therapeutic, and digis with pencil coloring is my go-to kind of activity whenever I have free time. I always stock up on printed digis, so I can color them up at any time. I can't wait to see Marcella’s artistic illustrations and soulful indulgence with each digital stamp set release! My happiness knew no bounds when I was offered this guest design spot. I am humbled and totally honored. Many thanks to Julie. I adore digital stamps for the fact that it renders such artistic freedom. It can resize, flip, crop and design in any fashion. Marcella’s artistically drawn lines make everyone an artist. Knowing these nuances of coloring brings out the beauty of these digis instantly.


For today’s project, I have done a wall art piece. It's also altered art with mixed media touches. Here's how I created it!

I printed off the digital stamp set Monarchs & Milkweed and used Prisma colored pencils to color it up. I roughly measured and cut a circle around the image. From there, I ruffled the edges of my paper with scissors and added some Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I took an 8" round wooden cutting board and applied crackle texture around the corners of the board. Once this dried, I added black gesso over the crackle paste. I then applied Prima waxes in two shades of green over the black gesso to reveal the crackle. I also foam mounted the colored piece and tucked bits of Spanish green moss under the edges. I added mini art stones using gel medium over the moss as a finishing touch. 

Here are a few close-ups... 

I hope you like my wall art. Thanks much to Marcella and the Power Poppy Team for this awesome opportunity to showcase my talent here.

Thank YOU Sathya for sharing. What a gorgeous work of art! I can honestly say I have never seen something like this and I truly believe that you are going to spark all kinds of wall art creations with this beauty! Who would have thought to use a cutting board as a base for a stamped creation? And can you imagine all the time and care it took to color up a digital image in that massive size in such an impressive way? Wow! I also love the brick wall Sathya hung this beauty on -- it just helps all that gorgeous coloring to POP! 

Now, my stamping friends, it is your turn to take these colors for a test drive and show us your creative prowess! We love it when you join us, link up your card and share it with our little corner of the creative world!

Until next week! Happy stamping!


Sathya said...

Thank you SO much for this awesome opportunity. Am truly honored and humbled. Heartfelt thanks to Marcella and Power Poppy team for this platform.

CherylQuilts said...

Congratulations, Sathya, for being this week's Guest Designer! I loved reading your bio and how you've "migrated" to using colored pencils! I must say that I was blown away by not only your coloring but the exquisite piece of art that you finished using the cutting board! Your coloring is beautiful, and I love the gorgeous layout and the wonderful distressed details! I am in love with it, and I hope to see more of your work. Congratulations and kudos to you for making the Hues to Use SHINE so brightly! Hugs!

Eileen said...

Absolutely AMAZING coloring!

Camille Short said...

A lovely project, Sathya!

Marcella Hawley said...

Oh, Sathy, I was totally overjoyed to see your post - and I am honored to be able to share your wonderful creation here. This Monarch piece is truly a work of art!! Your coloring shows such depth and an understanding of the plants and butterfly phases. I think my favorite part of the drawing is the way you shaded the milkweed seeds!! It's all just awesome. AND THEN THAT FRAME!!! The whole post could just be the frame with nothing inside and I would have been blown away. It's next level creativity, Sathya!! Best wishes pursuing your doctorate - and juggling your crafting and family and all the things!! Hope to have you come back again for a guest spot here at the Power Poppy Blog! xoxox Thank you for sharing this beauty.

Marcella Hawley said...

I agree with everything you've said here, 100%!!