Sunday, 5 October 2014

Helen Inspired

 Evening every one, My Twitter mate Helen, was a guest on the Paper Artsy Blog this month. She decorated a journal cover which was fabulous, take a look at hers on the PA blog. You might also like to check out what else Helen gets up to by visiting her own blog which will be a real treat.

I didn't have any journals to decorate but do need something for my downstairs loo and thought I would use an 8x8 grey whiteboard from Paper Artsy. I pretty much followed Helen to begin, but chose plum as my colour, and that's where the detour began. I felt that this would be too dark so gave it another coat of chalk fresco finish acrylic paint.

I then used Amythest 

Then the central feature

I used tinned pea and then chartuse I then chalk for highlights. I outlined the feature flowers in black pen and then added some deep purple inktense pencil to areas for shadow. I felt the background flowers were still to dark so added white Caron D'Ache  water soluable crayon. I finished the picture with some doodles.

I loved doing this so thank you Helen for great inspiration. 

Thanks for the visit




  1. I love your stencilled flowers in the background, but REALLY love the stamped flowers in green, they look fabulous. Hope it will grace your downstairs loo nicely, and thank you!

  2. Tis beautiful Deborah. The green flowers remind me of lily of the valley. Shading added is a nice touch. Xx

  3. Another lovely PA piece:-) xxx

  4. Oh, I love this Debs. The colours you chose are so pretty and beautiful colouring/painting. Wonderful take on Helen's inspiration.

    Lesley Xx

  5. Stunning board Deborah! Great stenciled background and fab the green flowers. I love it!! xx

  6. Fab shading and lovely background xx

  7. How lovely, soft and subtle, love that JOFY stamp! Ruth x

  8. Wow, amazing. I love the photos showing the development of the art - wonderful!

  9. Really lovely. It will look beautiful.

  10. Beautiful piece of art! Love the subtle colours. Should it be hidden in the smallest room of the house?

  11. love the subtle colours you've used for this piece - I think I "need" this stamp after seeing this xx


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