Friday, 29 August 2014

Channelling Hattie Stewart

Hello there Dear-hearts

I'm back with a card! I know!!!! Been a while hasn't it?

As I've mentioned before in a previous post, I've been drawing and doodling away in my sketchbook of recent. Nothing fancy and worth sharing on here but it's fun and relaxing. Hence why, until now, my blog has been quiet.

Besides, Summer is drawing to a close and nights are closing in. When it's colder and darker outside, I'll be found indoors again making stuff.

In my online absence, I've discovered and developed an art crush on a professional doodler, based in London, one Hattie Stewart. Her glorious portfolio looks rather similar to that of an art journaler, don't you think? She has a beautiful distinctive, colourful style which I'm completely compelled and inspired by.

(Taken from Hattie Stewart's Tumblr)

Her work is deceptively simple. I've tried my hand at covering magazine covers in Hattie's style and it's certainly no walk in the park. It's a sweaty jog, tripping up on loose stones and flailing as you fall headfirst into a muddy puddle. That said, it's great fun and intensely satisfying.

My own pitiful attempts have definitely been a learning curve and I don't have any examples worthy of sharing (yet?)

So I made a card instead!!!!

I took a piece of yellow card and using a purple Posca pen, covered it in one of Hattie's doodle styles. I cut the resulting design out with a die, backed it onto white card and along with a stamped sentiment, added foam mounts and attached to a purple background card.

When I can make something which incorporates both art and design, I am truly a happy and most satisfied bunny.

Wish me luck, in a few hours, I have to trick the cat into it's carrier and drag it off to the vets. It's a battle of wills and cunning and one of us normally has a sharp claw sunk in deep. Mark my words, there will be some hardcore sulking demonstrated later on when we return.


Monika Reeck said...

Hi Paul do you know that purple is my fav this card for me (Smile) I love all the simplicity the pattern and the purple and also the sentiment...if this card still at your home...dont be shy to send it to me..I will send you back my manly card...hope you like to visiting me again was long time ago since I see your picture on my Blog...right...Hugs, Monika

Karenliz Henderson said...

Her style is very unique and colorful. I can't wait to see what you created. Love the card. Beautiful.

Neet said...

Her style makes me think it originated from Pointillism. At first glance something like this could look simple but it is very complex me thinks. Way beyond me as I cannot doodle at all - well I can doodle but not in a zen way and so I am in awe of what you have produced.
Hope all went well with Basil and btw
Happy Birthday Paul! Hope Nick has something planned for you, like a delicious meal plus treats (and Basil is not sulking at you today of all days) which will be "bootiful"!
Hugs and lots of love
Neet xx

alexa said...

Thank-you for the intro to Hattie - gosh, quite an eyeful! I like your more restrained and elegant version, and it looks great on a card ...

Craftychris said...

Wow, I love your card! You doodling is fab. Hattie's piece is cool! Thank you for sharing. I found you via Neet. I hope the vet went ok and you are forgiven now!