Monday, May 13, 2013

Hand Challenge at Chocolate Baroque

Hello everyone,   I hope you are doing well.  

While the Design Team at Chocolate Baroque were working with the Indian Design Stamps, DT Member Miranda came up with a most gorgeous design using the stamps as Henna on a hand.   You can see it at this Blog Post here.

We were all inspired by the use of a hand in her art and Glenda, the owner of Chocolate Baroque asked if the DT would like to participate in a "Hand Challenge" - time permitting.  We set a date for the 'reveal' and three of us chose to create something in our Art Journals. 

Here is my Art Journal spread where I traced my own hands (not very well).   My thinking for the page is that I use my hands (also my head & heart) for Art.


I used Dylusions inks, various stencils and molding cream for the background.  I stamped the words from Artistic Affirmations & the Harlequin design from the Clear Set - Decorative Edges.   I doodled on the finger nails and highlighted the words with a white Gelly Roll pen.

The Forum (Ning Network) over at Chocolate Baroque now has a 'Hand Challenge'.   You just need to be a member & there is no deadline if you would like to join in the fun.   The discussion is called "Hand Challenge" in the Forum on the home page. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!
Shirley

28 comments:

Anneke said...

Lovely pages, beautiful colors! Do like what you did with the stencils! Awesome nails too :)

Jeannette said...

Beautiful pages,awesome backround and colors,love it!!!

Hugs Jeannette

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning pages Shirley, and such bright beautiful colours as well. I love the words you've used as well, especially the ones "creativity takes courage". I also like the paste that you've used to make the leaves.

Sue x

Creations by Shirl said...

Very pretty and bright pages... love it!

Barbara said...

Absolutely fabulous.....I adore the colours you've used and the stamps are great....it's simply a stunning piece of work xx

Donna Ellis said...

It is the outlines of your dear hands which make these pages delightful and precious. LOVE the little flowers on your finger nails, and the pretty colors and images, too. I especially like the sentiment about courage... it doesn't sound like it would take courage, but it most certainly does! Thanks for sharing from your art journal again! love, de

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, Gorgeous colors and I like your meaning behind the hands - using your hands, head and heart for art. Well put :)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW love your colorful pages, the patterns are gorgeous, the hands, white leaves and writing fits perfect together.
xox Anja

Nan G said...

These are some really cool pages! Love the movement and depth you've created.

Shona said...

I always feel good when I look at your creations. You work magic with colour. You are so very gifted !

MaryH said...

A BIG WOW! This is fantastic. On my recent stamp store visit, the owner demonstrated these sprays...I have some, don't really know how to use them - with stencils & such. You've done a marvelous job with the colors, loved the different elements you used on your pages. Such artistry. I always love coming to visit to see what unusual creations you have that day. This one is amazing. TFS

Shirley Chillman said...

Stunning Shirley another beautiful journal page. The use of the hands is an amazing piece of inspiration will have to try this out.

Hugs Shirley x x

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great page did you create here dear Shirley , I really love it!!

Greetings
Maria

chrissies said...

Wonderful colours and designs on the background the hands look great where you have positioned them

chrissie x

brenda said...

This really is a rainbow of colour Shirley, a feast for the eyes.

B x

Janny said...

Beautiful colors You have used. Janny

Patricia said...

WOW beautiful hands but the background is realy a eyecatcher!!!!!
BEAUTIFUL colours.
Greetz Patricia

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the effect of the painted nails plus the way all the colours work against the black & white detailing. I particularly like the way you have alternated your various motifs - the tow leaf branches top right & bottom left, the right hand bottom right with the left top left & how your two hands frame the two pages adding weight to the whole idea of creating with your hands.
Paula (PEP)

Gerrina said...

Oh, you have small hands! They are beautifulon these page. Beautiful branches and sentiments! The colors are the ones I would like to see more in our garden.... Warm greetings, Gerrina

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow this is sooo beautiful! What an excellent idea, the hands on each page, and so nicely done with the details on the finger nails! Terrific! And yes, very stunning and beautiful colours you used; such nice words, great stamps, and so well put together! Thanks for sharing! Love it!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

fun stamping said...

Hi Shirley, thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment! I see you are a big fan of Ryn's, too! I have seen some of your cards on facebook - I love your work, very creative!

Wendy McCarthy said...

Gorgeous Shirley! Love the colours and that super leafy stamp too. xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful hand page, Shirley. You have captured "you" in more ways than just your hands! And your fingernails are so "on trend!"

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

So nice...these pages Shirley...The colours are great together and you did great with the paste and the stamps. The hands look so cute with the nice nails! PIN

kind regards, Alie :-)

Karin said...

fabulous journalspread! Love it!

Ellen said...

Love the nail art Shirley! Your pages turned out fantastic with the colors and stencils! Have a fantastic day!
hugs,
Ellen

Bonnie said...

Wonderful colors and designs!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Fabulous art journal page Shirley with gerta detaisl and beautiful colors.
Greetings Janny