Thursday, 16 April 2015


Over at ARTastic this month, we have a fabulous inspirational artwork to use... a piece called Frozen Music,  full of colour ad suggested movement  by Roy de Maistre .

I have taken advantage of our added requirement of swirls to complete a double-page layout, with doodled flourishes and swirls using a silver Sharpie. This has been done as a vertical piece in keeping with the photos.

The photos are of the Natural Bridge at Numinbah,on the rim of the Mt Warning crater, about 30 minutes from the small township of Murwillumbah on the far North Coast of NSW. My layout is reflecting the photos showing a flow of water from a creek and its progression, tumbling down a steep rocky outcrop into a cavern where it cascades into a pool before once again splashing out into a small creek. As a child I enjoyed visiting this area and wandering along the track to the cavern beneath. We always called the site the Natural Arch but somewhere over the course of time this was changed to Natural Bridge. It's a great place to visit, especially after a period of good rainfall, when the cascade is even more spectacular. At the right time in the evening the cavern is filled with little bursts of light from the glow worms.
Close up of page 1

Close up of page 2

The background is on a pearlised cardstock and water drops have been cut from glitter cardstock. I've added strands of glitter yarn, fabric and paper orchids in the colours taken from our inspirational painting, acetate butterflies and dragonflies and painted chipboard mushrooms. The edges have a drawn border of water droplets, again using a silver Sharpie.

We'd love to see what you could do with our inspirational artwork and of course the added criteria of swirls. These can be in the form of doodling, swirls on your background paper, or added embellishments. Pop on over to: artastic and check out what the rest of the team has done using our artwork for this month.

Catch you again soon.
Cheers, Di


  1. What a beautiful pair of pages - we have a natural bridge in NZ close to the Waitomo Caves, and I love visiting there too. Love your take on the challenge.

  2. Such a beautiful layout Di, and I am so looking forward to visiting here for our Unruly Retreat later in the year! It is such a beautiful part of the world. xx