Wednesday, 25 July 2012

A splash of paint.....

Over at
Challenge # 37
is to take some inspiration from this wonderful pic below....
I was inspired by the tools of painting
(paintbrushes and Palettes)
and it also made me think of famous artists
For my DT piece
I decided to alter a wooden paint palette...
 I crackle painted the background of the paint palette...
then distressed it with paint and inks,
I stamped the famous Pablo Picasso quote
and added a mini cabinet card, some shabby embellies...
fabric flowers, crochet flowers and  doilies, paint brushes, metal butterfly,lace, buttons, ruler, paper leaves and flowers and tulle.
Hop over to
..for all the full deets on this challenge
...and to see what other shabby beauties the shabby girls have created.
Thanks for peeking
Jan x


  1. hohoho... I love this work, it tells me all about the old school artis... you´ve made a great Artwork to show us - TFS
    with hugs from germany hellerlittle

  2. Jan this is just awesome, what a brilliant idea, and such a great quote that goes so well. I really love this very much. xx

  3. WON-DER-FUL, Jan!! Brilliant artwork, love that crackle, love that quote. I've got some paint palettes (charity shop finds, bought to alter), I really must dig them out and have a play - you've inspired me!


  4. Great idea with the paint palette Janette and that is one of my favourite quotes. Sorry it's been so long since I commented on your blog I have rushing here and there with end of year school stuff.

  5. So lovely Jan, and a wonderful idea, to use the paint palette-
    your old time collage is so beautiful.

  6. ...loVely rich Autumnal colours with pretty buttons and flowers, loVe your warm cream crackle and how true are those words...a beautiful piece as always Jan...Mel :)

  7. Oh Smiff, you must know I love this. What a great quote and what a beautiful altered palette. You did a fantastic job.
    Speaking of splash of paint, I am in the thick of it now. I am getting ready for fall and it is still July. Yikes.
    Take care and again this is beautiful.
    Les xo

  8. So beautiful Jan... love your gorgeous paint palette.. and the crackled background... fabulous quote too...

    Jenny x

  9. A great idea! Lve the colours trace x ..your rock pool was fab too! Trace x

  10. Oooooh! This is SO beyond fabulous!!!! I love everything about it - so whimsical and elegant and with such a great quote - and what a fab inspiration photo as well. This should be sent in for publication (in my opinion ;)!
    Thank you too for your sweet comment and for playing along with the SOC again - it would not be the same without you! xoxo

  11. Such a creative idea. I always love to see what you create for this challenge. I know I will love it.. Maybe that is because it is usually that shabby style that you do so well..
    Such a great project my friend.


  12. That's really great! I just love it - beautiful idea!

  13. What a fabulous idea... great colours & crackle effect.. brillant elements! love the sentiment/words.. simply Brillant... Hugs May x x x


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