Thursday, 27 August 2015

What is it with this triangles thing?

I have to say that the current fashion (fad?) for all things triangle has passed me by.  I just don't get it, but **whispers** I didn't get the moustache thing either.   And me a Maths teacher - I should be loving those geometric shapes, LOL!

 
So this sketch challenge over on Sketches in Thyme really was a challenge. 



I did consider replacing all the triangles with flowers or circles (now there is a shape I can appreciate) but decided moving out of my comfort zone would probably be beneficial... as would moving off the sofa occasionally as I will never lose weight sat on my bum :)

Well in for a penny in for a pound so I water colour painted with mists too - no matter how many times I have tried using them through stencils I either forget to mask around the edge or smear it (or both if I am on really fine form).  This I actually managed to do without too much stress **whispers again** in fact I quite enjoyed it!  This is what I did.



Now the paper does buckle - which stresses me slightly.  And why does uneven paper look messy for me when it looks arty for other people - what am I missing?  Some of the triangles are raised up on foam dots, you can't really tell this from the photo - and I wish I had made the green a bit lower so it came below the photo - although the torn paper in the sketch sits in the same position.  I also had to shrink the size of the triangles as my pics were much smaller than the sketch

The pics are from a day out at Rufford Abbey.  There is a ford that seems to attract 'youngsters who want to get soaked by cars splashing as they drive through'.  I don't mind as long as they don't whinge about being cold and wet afterwards.  The eldest by 1 minute son decided he would rather stay dry (which seems a very sensible decision to me).  However it was plenty warm enough that the other two dried out on the walk back to the car.

Thanks for visiting - have a good day,

Louise x

9 comments:

  1. Cute! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketches In Thyme!

    Monique Fox

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  2. Really beautiful! Thanks for using our sketch. Eli (Sketches in Thyme)

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  3. Brilliant layout! *whispers* I didnt get the triangles or moutashe thing either, lol.

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  4. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme

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  5. You rocked it! Triangles are hard!! LOL Thanks for playing at Sketches in Thyme!

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  6. Fabulous! I love the colours.
    Thanks for taking the time to join us at Sketches in Thyme!
    ~Helen~

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  7. Beautiful page!!!! Thank you for joining us @Sketches In Thyme!

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  8. I love how you used smaller shapes. It really looks great! Are you liking the shapes any better now? - LOL. Thanks for playing along at Sketches In Thyme!

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  9. Love triangle layouts! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!

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