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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

GPP Street Team Challenge 44-In a Scrape

The challenge was to use paint and nothing but a credit card to apply. No brushes, sponges, etc.  I often use a CC for some layers but finish with a brush, so it was interesting to see how much I could do with just one tool. Using stencils or masks was optional, so I used an animal skin stencil from Artist Cellar (I also love their metallic Byzantia paints). This could be a background, but in my case I was seeing it as a cave and temple of worship. It's called Houses of the Holy. (yes yes, I was a child of the Led Zeppelin era.)



33 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

This is wonderful!! So much texture and design. I really like it!!

michelle ward said...

Teri - love the title! Great colors and textures here. Bravo for restraining yourself and only using the scraping tool. That little bit of pattern makes you take a second look. Thanks for sharing with the team!

Lizbethem said...

Super scraping, Teri!

tortagialla said...

Oooh, very cool! I love the colors, it looks dark and mysterious. I love how scraping gives you such cool texture :)

jgr said...

Yummy texture and such great subtle complexity!
I can't wait to dive into this crusade. Thanks for the inspiration!

missy k said...

Wow... this is gorgeous... I can really 'feel' that texture. Love the colours and patterns.

Steph said...

Terri, this is a beautiful background..love the colors and textures..

Lisa said...

Teri, this came out really nice. I have to do mine soon. I love using a credit card to paint.

Tammy Freiborg said...

Such interesting textures and patterns. Love the color choices!

girlgotpoetry said...

Nice! That splash of light color makes me think of a waterfall....and the bottom of the painting looks reflective to me...just like a waterfall in a cave. I really like paintings that I can look at over and over again and always see something new. magical. And just a credit card? Fun!

Jackie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Teri. You have created such a wonderful effect! I Love it!

iHanna said...

Teri, what a cool page you've created here! I really like your colour choices and the animal print pattern, subtle but very striking!

Jessica said...

Very nice! Grungy and beautiful. i love the colors you used and the stencil.

Holli said...

I really like it!!

VStarRider said...

wow-very cool! Your layers are so enticing...it's one of those designs that takes time to study..thanks.
Cindi

cathsheard said...

Love the stencil, I think your piece looks fantastic. Cool title too. Led Zep forever ;-)

Arlene said...

What an interesting challenge - I am like you - have used a credit card for backgrounds and then used brushes. I love the textures and colors in this piece. Very interesting! Love it.

Kim Tedrow said...

way cool -- this reminds me of a waterfall too, with sunlight reflecting off the falling water.

Rosie said...

Love, love, love this Teri (or should I call you Norah??!!)... I am so a fan of grunge and those colours combine beautifully! =)

Kim Mailhot said...

Love the snake skin look ! You did a beautiful job with this challenge.
Cheers, Crusader !

*jean* said...

oo teri! gorgeous results! i love your blog too!

Lisa said...

Teri, I love your "scraping" it turned out awesomely! Who knew such beauty could come from paint and a credit card (I mean used as a TOOL! LOL) I really want to try this challenge, I've had it bookmarked for a long time :-)

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

This is not a background, it is a superfantastic painting ! Love the colors and the patterns.

scrapmedia said...

Great background!!! Great colors and textures!!

scrapmedia said...

Great background!!! Great colors and textures!!

Dawn said...

Wow! I'm so glad you posted on Michelle's Crusade. I am so excited I found another awesome blog! This page is gorgeous. I love the colors and layers and stencils...so lovely.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Wow !! I feel like want to touch the surface.
Beautiful !!

Kari said...

Wow! This is amazing. The colors and texture are incredible. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Jackie Wood said...

LOVE the texture!

goudenregen said...

Love it! the animal print stencils work so well.

KathrynAntyr said...

Teri, This is stunning. I would make lots of color copies of it --- quick run to the local copy shop. This would be fun to use again and again in other journal and out of the journal projects.

TJ said...

I love those red tones. The black adds this dramatic grungy-ness to it. Such nice scraping! Happy creations from germany, tj

scj said...

This is a terrific page and love the colours you chose plus the stencils. Dark and mysterious, yes, but there is a warmth too. Thanks for sharing.