Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Creative Jumpstart 2014 - Two Black Cats/ Paige's Last First Day of School - Yr 12...

 
Absolutely loved the very thought of beginning this LO.
And again, it was a process of starting without a thought about how it was going to finish
 
 
 
  
Birgit Koopsen introduced us at Creative Jumpstart 2014 to spraying through the plastic top of a juicer (one you do by hand when squeezing oranges etc)... I didn't have one, so went with a plastic colander instead and it gave a wonderful look (lol, plus left a black dye cast in it - oh well... probably  will now live in my scrap stash - and will buy a new one for the kitchen! 

 
 
Leaves a cool impression doesn't it!

 
The paint down the left side is left over from where I've squeezed out paint to press alpha stamps into etc then pressed the left over paint on the black plastic into a spare piece of cardstock for  use 'later'. 
 
 
So what to do....it need more definition.. so started to draw little white squares...



 And little black squares too.....


 
Next some sort of 'framing' or definition for the LO needed to be experimented....
So the red became the picture....




 
 
Yep, time to look for a subject????
I often get quizzical looks at the thought of picking the photos last... but... when you think of the trillions of photos we all have now... there has got to be something....right??!!
LOL - and there was...
 
My big re-educated ex-feral Blacky, meets... tiny feral that visits our back yard...
these were only taken yesterday.... Blacky leaves the backdoor looking in a completely different direction to the little feral... Blacky barely ever leaves the security of the house (I think he thinks he might be thrust back into his former feral life forever if he does)
Had to do the fussy cutting (these pics are tiny in real life!)


 
Blacky did notice, but chose to ignore, but the little feral started after him...


 
Feeling closed in on... Blacky turned suddenly and spat and hissed (he is three times larger than the little feral).  The little feral didn't back away and the last thing I wanted was a scratch or bite mark on Blacky to become infected (he is in his mid-teens according to vet) so I clapped my hands...and the little feral went over a fence, and Blacky ran inside - probably never to go out again - he is such a scaredy-cat - typical of the 'flight or fight'.

 
The red feels like the anger - the fight...
The result of the masking and little squares  represents the sink hole into the feral world..

 
 
 
 
As there are a heap of  wonderful sponsors, we can enter under any of them if we are inspired by a tutorial using a household good/s of one of the fabulous tutors.  Many thanks to Birgit Koopsen's idea
 
I'm going to pop this under
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I surprisingly didn't have any of  darkroom door products when looking through my stash.. don't know why as they are fabulous!!!

 
all a part of
 
 
 
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Paige's LAST first day at school 
 Yr 12...




Boy are there some changes in our house..
Meagahan leaves to go back to UK today,
Hannah leaves tomorrow to live where she will study
and Paige enters her last year at college..
The nest is emptying...
(sniff, sniff)
 
 
 


10 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow! That is gorgeous!! I loveeeeee that background you created with the strainer!! And *sniff sniff* ... the empty nest makes me sad :(

sandi said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Honestly, this is the best! So cool looking!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow what an AWESOME layout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love!!! :D

Audrey Pettit said...

Hugs Momma, on your empty nest! I know how hard that is!
LOVE your layout! Who would think that colander would make such an amazing misting mask? LOVE how you outlined the squares in white and black, and love the "angry" red paint to go with your theme. You are really SO very creative!

Julene Matthews said...

What a fantastic idea Mandy. Love both your layouts.

Nancy Keslin said...

gorgeous. love the use of the colander and the fun doodles. so creative.

Julie said...

Wowser Missy just love the background on these. Looks awesome.

marsha. said...

Love this one too! Now I need a citrus thingy AND a special art colander... :-)

myrepeatingpatterns said...

I love how you did the smears of paint on the left; not sure how you did that, but it is neat; and the rest of the composition is amazing; seems like the cats were supposed to be in there.

AninaSmiles said...

Your pages are fearless! I am loving all the paint and the cut out photos - you have inspired me!