Wednesday, 17 September 2014

A BUSY STREET



Below is one half of an A3 scrap cartridge paper I use underneath my paintings to try out colours, stamping and so on.

If you have time, do have a look for a minute or two and see what you can see in it.


Here is what I saw in it.
You may have seen something different, but if you go back up you will see that most of my creatures and images are hiding on the scrap paper just waiting to be painted.





And then I had a bit of fun using cropping and Photo-editing to make little paintings which could be made into cards.


A little flower




Mr. Pink and friends




A little bird




Miss Giraffe and Purple Cat





I'm linking to
"Art Journal Journey", theme "Living Beings",
"Try it on Tuesday", theme "Recycle it" (I've recycled my painted scrap paper), 
"Paint Party Friday" and to a new challenge blog which has started this month called 
"The Mirror Crack'd" with the theme "Anything goes" for its first challenge.  They are asking for Mixed Media and no cards.

50 comments:

limmelon said...

Real art from a colourful scrap. Impressive! Love the cat, the mouse in the middle, and the grumpy man. A superb effort, love it, Awesome!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love this, your scrap art has power! Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey! Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

And thanks for joining in our recycling challenge at TIOT - welcome! Valerie

Margik said...

This piece is amazing and it's like a game, if I pay attention I see more creatures. Very creative, Sheila! I glad to see you here and thanks for sharing with us at TIOT. Mar x

stefanie stark said...

I LOVE your scrap paper! When I tried to see something I discovered the cat as well and the face and the giraffe. Do you allow me to print it out and take some more time to find things? I have tried this funny game last weekend at home according to our previous correspondence but it was so difficult for me to find something in my own scrap papers. Maybe I still need some training to develop such a magic eye as you have. It's fantastic what you have found!

sirkkis said...

You make always something special. Admire your imagination and skills. Thanks for sharing it at TioT, too.
Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

I love my background papers more than anything, they are always the impetus for more art making. Do you think it's our subconscious coming through? I kind of do. xox

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sheila, love your scrap page art. I saw the cat right away, but I wonder if it's because your blog post shows a cat :) The title suits us here, we can't let our cat outside because there is too much traffic. Thanks for making me smile :) Shirleyx

froebelsternchen said...

AMAZING Sheila.. I just saw four Living Beings on the right side - but you found a whole zoological garden in this colorful random background... famous recycling as well!

LOVE your colorful and fancyful

*Orange Esmeralda's LIVING BEING FRIENDS*

and the cards you found in the composition are great too!

This is wonderful Sheila!
I brood over the october theme already - wink, wink!♥

crafty creations said...

I saw the cat straightaway but had a sneak peak at your findings then looked back and saw lots more

Amazing work with a piece of underpaper - I save and use mine too

TwinkleToes2day said...

This is so cool!!
I love that you can see the critters and things and I enjoy being able to spot them once I know they're there, hiding. It's a bit like a visual word search for me, lol :D

Anonymous said...

Sheila, this is awesome. I love all your characters! I wanted to use my scrap paper for a little book and you just gave me the impulse to get started! Your cards are super just down my alley!
Hugs
Gabriele

Faye said...

Really cool! I also found a bunny and a fish Bunny is center bottom of original. See joe two dark ears and dark eye. And the fish is just to his right.Both are facing right.

Pamellia said...

It's like Where's Waldo! What a great project!

Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!
Hugs Pamellia DT :)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Brilliant page, Sheila. Love how you got all your characters from already painted paper.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us at The Mirror Cracked challenge.

Annie said...

Whoa Nelliegirl! I almost missed this post! What fun seek and find is with your scrap tester page. I see lots of different things and sometimes can't even see where you saw what you saw. (did you follow that?) I find this art technique to be a really fun one. You, my dear, are very, very good at it!

kat said...

Sheila this is quite a post! I loved looking at that piece of recycled painting you used and saw some of your creatures in it, it had my eyes dancing with all the shapes and colours. It's fantastic to see how all those fantastic creatures came to life! Wonderful, full of spirit and fun, I love all of it!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Breathtaking, that's such a fantastic idea.

Giggles said...

This was such a fun challenge..I saw two tall whimsical cats on the left and loads of different birds...very cool!!

Hugs Giggles

BLOGitse said...

These are really nice!
I tried the same yesterday but didn't like the result. New try later.
Happy weekend!

my blog is here - > BLOGitse

Sharon Fritchman said...

WOW Sheila! I absolutely love what you saw in your scrap art! Your final page is so beautiful and very, very creative! (I saw a fax looking at a mailbox!!!) And I want to thank you also for your wonderful visit to my blog, too!

denthe said...

isn't it great discovering things in a background!? It's my favorite thing to do. I saw a bird and two faces.... It's funny how we all see different things :-)

My name is Erika. said...

This is cool. Love how your recycled paper. You have an awesome way of seeing things in the paint!

Christine said...

wonderful random art today Sheila!

Fodie Ann said...

My favourite extract from the scrap paper is Miss Giraffe and the Purple Cat. I do love your phantasy flora and fauna, and these moody purples and greens, along with the flowers are a perfect background for the meeting of your creatures! Hugs!

GlorV1 said...

I can see a lot of images on your scrap paper. What a great idea. Awesome work.

Janet said...

I love this! I cover my work table with paper, too and after awhile when it's full of paint and other stuff I do the same thing. I can't bear to throw away all that color and texture.

I like all the smaller sections you used for cards. Great idea!!

Neesie said...

What fun... finding the hidden art It's like it has a whole life of it's own, that we might not have seen if you hadn't pointed it out to us.
I love this idea.
Thanks for sharing
Happy PPF to you

sharon said...

Wow this is wonderful! I saw a lion amongst other stuff. Such fun.

bellefrogworks said...

Wow - you took a "mess" and turned it into really fun art! They would make great cards

Tracey FK said...

that is just cool... amazing way to use the scrap paper and really showing off how creative you are... love it

Jo said...

Very cool and very creative!!

johanna said...

i love your Imagination! i also save the scraps but i´ve never seen anything like this before... maybe i should look at them closer!

Beth Niquette said...

I adore how you've found such imaginative creatures hiding in your artwork. I have the same sort of eye for that. Your imagination is fabulous!!!

Sim said...

I adore your style, and the detail are so so beautiful...
Bravo Sheila! :)

Victoria said...

So beautiful..magical and enchanting..I am smitten with your sweet bird..and love all of these beautiful souls..the colors are also inspiring and uplifting!
HUgs

Aileen said...

Super creation. So imaginative. x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I stopped by for another reason, then noticed you had entered the Mirror Crack'd challenge. I was really impressed and the first thing I saw was the little cat in the first image even before I knew what I was supposed to look for. You have such a clever eye.

I actually stopped by to tell you I had you in mind when I was painting my daily abstract today (Day 21), and also when I named it. I just wanted to let you know how much you inspired me.

Jackie said...

And this is why I so love visiting your posts ... such creativity and imagination! I love how you created the whole picture and then the cards from small sections of it. Fabulous! Jx

Claspi said...

Oh Sheila, this again is wonderful!I love the little flower, the little bird and Mr. Pink and friends and the Miss Giraffe and Purple Cat, too. All be so much fun!

Lin said...

Now this is what I call imagination! It's quirky, fun, bright and gorgeous and you made it from the piece of paper sitting under your other art works! Fabulous!

Thanks so much for joining in and supporting our first ever challenge.

Lin
The Mirror Crack'd

janie said...

Hello Sheila I saw the giraffe and the cat straight away, but saw many other animals as well including a donkey. but my favourite of all is the little bird.....ingenious piece of work to inspire us all!

Kristin said...

Ooooh, I love that! Such a fun way to paint - and with such beautiful results! xo

Jolanda said...

this is so lovely! I see a boat in the sea:0)
thank you for joining our mixed media challenge at TMC!
grtz Jolanda

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I could swear I already left you a comment, but since I don't see it here I am stopping by to say this is awesome and such fun. I did something similar with ink and aceos. I love the Machina figure on the left. You are so creative!

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Gorgeous your scrap art! Very imaginative and colourful. I like all these beings and creatures very much! Great job!

Mrs.B said...

This is such a creative piece of recycling.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday
Avril

Beo said...

Hi Sheila,
sorry for being that late. I liked this one at once but I wasn't able to find the right words....Your page is adorable and yes I took the time to look at your underneath paper
- it's artful by itself I think and I could see some of your beeings there. But some of them were a surprise for me.
Best, Beate

Maelchen said...

Dear Sheila, it is me again. I could not get away from your blog, so much to see...
This interpretation of an assembly of splashes of colour is incredible and very challenging! You created a marvellous piece!
Greetings from Manu

Unknown said...

Cleverly creative as always,Sheila! Here are some of the things I see in the original (each time I look I see something else).
Shadowy figure in doorway
Catwoman and offspring
Perforations
A horrible green face in profile
White lips on a reptilian face

PS I've just realised this is old Esmereldia!