Friday, 6 November 2015

Baby You're a Firework !!!





Fireworks are a big part of celebrations at this time of the year, so at A Vintage Journey we are celebrating the start of a new month and a new challenge with the theme

Baby You're a Firework!

 Be inspired by fireworks to create a Tim style project - think Distress Glitter, Bold Colours, Ink and Paint Splats and just ….. FUN !!!!

So go on, light up that night sky !


To be honest I am not a great lover of fireworks unless I am behind glass as a rocket landed in my hair many years ago as a child which was quite a frightening experience. But I do love watching all the wonderful colours lighting up the sky at this time of the year. So I decided to recreate the wonderful clusters of firework colours by using Tim's Rosette Die (when did you last get that one out!).


I used black gesso on some greyboard and also mixed black gesso into some texture paste to imitate a firework sparkly sky. Some splatters of white gesso and some star remnant rubs added to the night sky background.


 I painted strips of white cardstock with Rusty Hinge and Barn Door Distress Paints before making the rosettes. I pulled the paint in one direction along the paper and the rosettes do look as though they are spinning (like Catherine Wheels), although this is quite hard to photograph!


I managed to cut off the tops of some glass pins for the centres of the rosettes - hard work but they do add a little bit of sparkle!



I do hope you have some fun creating some wonderful fireworks for our challenge. Do hop on over to A Vintage Journey for details of the challenge and to see how the rest of the Creative Guides have interpreted this challenge. I promise you there is an amazing array of different projects.

Thank you for joining me today and have a great weekend.

Jennie x

14 comments:

Scrapthat said...

Oh my gosh Jennie, that must have been so scary!! You're card is just scary beautiful though! TFS :D
Dolly

S@ndy Diller said...

Love the way you used the rosettes for the fireworks, so clever of you. Great make. S@ndy xx

butterfly said...

What a clever idea to use the rosettes - they look fabulous, especially with the smoky swirls of the flourish in the background - gorgeous!
Alison xx

Annie said...

Hi Jennie .......... I love your project for Nikki's challenge.....great background and the rosettes look amazing x
Have a safe journey and a wonderful time at the workshop this weekend
Hugs Annie x

Juliz Design Post said...

Such a striking design Jennie. I love how you created your sparkly skyline against your bright fireworks from the rosette die.
Looking forward to meeting you this weekend.
Julie x

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful colors with the black sky and reds in the rosettes (no I haven't used them for some time!) colors not usually seen here in your projects but perfect for the dark night fireworks display! Great texture on your sky Jennie! Sounds like many of you are having a fun crafty weekend together! How fun! (your link on the AVJ blog isn't working...?)

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Jennie, what a great take on the theme!! Love that amazing background with the swirls and so clever how you did the fireworks! A super idea! Have lots of fun this weekend!!!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Jennie, that is so beautiful, your black gesso background is gorgeous and what a brilliant idea to use the rosette's with the pulled paint for your amazing spinning fireworks! What a wonderful sentiment to pull it all together as well, love it! Deb xo

Nikki Acton said...

Love that background and the rosettes are fabulous, what a great make! Nikki x

Buttons said...

So glad I actually got the chance to tell you in person how much I LOVE THIS!!! Stunning design, clever layout, beautiful textures - you really are a creative genius. Jenny xxx

Georgie C said...

LOVE how you interpreted this theme, those fireworks are incredible xx

Redanne said...

Like I said when we met (was it really days ago now...) this is so clever of you Jennie, the 'fireworks' you created are stunning and I love the wonderful background you created for them too!

It was such a pleasure to meet you this last weekend, I really hope it is not too long before we can meet again. David sends his regards too! Hugs, Anne xx

A Pink said...

This is such a fabulous work of art and interpretation of the theme Jennie . I love the blackground and the way you have imitated a firework sparkly night sky . Your Catherine wheels are fabulous and brought back such happy memories for me as they were always one of my favourite fireworks as a child - finding somewhere to attach them to always seemed to me to be more of a challenge then just sticking them in the ground and then seeing and hearing then whizz around- oh i do love it when art is emotive and this piece certainly is for me . thank you
xx

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful textured background and love that you thought of rosettes as fireworks! Fabulous art!