Tuesday 31 March 2020

2020 #6 Jungle Vibes: A World Of Her Own with LPC {by Autumn Clark}

2020 Topic 6: Jungle Vibes

The creative mind knows no bounds and can look beyond the obvious to imagine something much more. Autumn has taken to re-imagining to another level. Sea plants to jungle vines and leaves into lush jungle. What a wonderful spectacle!
~ Keren & Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today, and I'd like to share with you my vintage modern makes for our current In the Jungle topic.  

More than the actual theme of Jungle, I wanted to convey a feeling, that of escape.  My projects were inspired by a quote from PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Alison Bomber} Collection EAB07, "She is in a world of private dreams, and not with us." by Charlotte Bronte.  During these stressful times in which we live, one must find an escape from thoughts to dreams...

My focus stamp set was PaperArtsy {Lynne Perrella} Collection LPC046.  This image is quite profound, expressing fully the jungle that our minds can become if we do not take time for creative escape.  Yet even in the  messy weeds, flowers can still bloom.  There is always hope!

Now how to convey those feelings through art...  First, I really wanted a modern pop of pink against my greenery, so I turned to Fresco Chalk Acrylic in Blush and painted some textured watercolor panels.  I really love the feminine vibe this took the whole project.  For my soft green I used Distress Oxide in Evergreen Bough. 

I watercolored my faces and a flower from PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Gwen Lafleur} Collection ELG05.  I brought in some warmer tones to compliment the skintones.

I love how the seaweed gives the illusion of movement in the background!  It is from one of my favorite stamp sets ever, PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Scrapcosy} Collection ESC10.

I hope these cards will be an encouragement to some artsy friends when they receive them in the mail.  Now's the time to send those magical creations to those we love, wouldn't you agree?

What kind of fantastical hideaway could you strum up to get out of your head for a while?  An undersea terrain or a glimpse between the stars?  I've turned seaweed into vines and magnolia leaves into jungle covering.  What spin could your stamps take?  It was really fun for me to flip through my stamp sets and try to see them in a new way and I know it will be for you too!  Until next time...
Hugs, Autumn

Blog: SewPaperPaint
Facebook: Autumn Clark
YouTube: Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint
Instagram: @sewpaperpaint
Pinterest: Autumn S Clark


Miriam said...

Oh Autumn... I love this... Great feel to it too! Awesome!

Lisa Hoel said...

Ohhhhhh, awesome!!

Gwen Lafleur said...

Beautiful! Love the mix of stamps and composition of the pieces.

PaperArtsy said...

Such cool combinations: colours & stamps!

Cocofolies said...

Two gorgeous cards, well done Autumn!! Hugs!

Connie Mercer said...

Love your take on these stamps! So vintage looking!!!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful cards Autumn! xx

Etsuko said...

So beautiful Autumn!! xx

Words and Pictures said...

Joyous stamp-combining and I just love the colouring of the LPs - the terrarium woman looks fabulous... she's definitely in her own world!
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful! I love the turn your imagination has taken with this ethereal project. It has always meant a lot to me to be able to escape in my own head and never more so than at the moment,

Lucy x