Monday, 5 November 2012

I pointed out the stars...

This page has taken a while but I finally pieced all my ideas together! It started with the vibrant colour faux batik background. The silhouette was a struggle but after several attempts I got there in the end! There are so many fabulous African proverbs out there but the one I decided on reads 'I pointed out the stars to you but all you saw was the tip of my finger'. It seemed to strike a cord with me!

I made this art journal page over the weekend for the following challenges:
Art Journal Journey: Africa
Our Creative Corner: Silhouette
One Stop Crafting: Colour Challenge
Raise the Bar: Anything Goes!


  1. wow, this is really striking x

  2. what an eye-catching card you've created! I love the bright colorful background with a contrast of the black silhouette in the foreground... it's beautiful my favorite part is your sentiment going around half the card, very creative! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week, hope we see you again

  3. This is great and well worth the time it has taken you. i love the background- the colours and shapes. The silhouette is striking and just right. Never heard of the quote before, but it is a good one.

  4. Beautifully vibrant Clare, the silhouette is fabulous and a great design.
    Have a good week.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  5. Gorgeus design. Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge this week

  6. Very beautiful, and I love that quote.

  7. Clare this looks simply GORGEOUS!
    Thannk you so much for playing with us!
    xxx Susi

  8. The way you used the bold colors with the black silhouette is magnificent!

  9. This looks great Clare and love the layout to it
    x catherine

  10. Such an amazing journal page, Clare! Love the colors and the African spirit is touching something deep inside! Thank you for joining our color challenge at OSCC this week! Good luck!

  11. wow it looks great and i love the quote!

  12. love the black silhouette against the colorful background!

  13. Well if that isn't a thought provoking sentiment, I don't know what is! I was in a trance looking at the shapes and colors of your background and I think you've done an exceptional job on your silhouette. It may have taken you awhile to finish this, but you've completed a gorgeous card!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
    Lisa xx

  14. Beautiful card Clare! The colorful background makes the silhouette pop. The sentiment is very thought provoking. You did a great job on this challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner this week!
    Hope to see you again!

  15. Wowwww, super. Einfach gro├čartig.

    LG Carola

  16. Great page, wonderful art work!

  17. Great journal page! Gorgeous background and that silhouette is stunning.


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