Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Getting Arty with Center Parcs

I have seen Center Parcs challenges before and they always look fun but we have never entered any, so when I saw that the March challenge was to create a piece of flower art I just knew my 11 year old would love to take part!

Kyra is the creative one in our family, her room is covered with art supplies and bits of old tat that she insists she needs because she is going to make something out of it! For Christmas she got loads of oil and acrylic paints and although she had dabbled around with them to check what the colours look like she hadn't actually created any artwork, until now...

Choosing the right colours
Having a bit of a mix

Although its spring and the trees are starting to bloom, our garden is still a bit on the bare side! Luckily my daughter spotted this lovely bunch in our local Tesco for a mere 75p. I actually thought they would last a couple of days at the most, but at the time of painting them they were actually about ten days old, although not entirely fresh they were still nice and bright enough to make a good piece of artwork out of!


Getting stuck in

Having read the tips from Creative Crafter Emma Hull, Kyra decided she liked the idea of printing using your fingers or potatoes. Thinking it would be a bit messy having oil paints over her fingers and potato printing would be a bit too big for her delicate flowers, she decided instead to use cotton buds and rolled up pieces of tissue to get the right effect.

I recently bought a frame to put a piece of cross stitch that I'm working on in, but it seems to be taking me so long to complete! I decided to put Kyra's lovely piece of art into it instead and it was a perfect fit!

Here is finished product...

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 March challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Elveden Forest.


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