Wednesday, August 03, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Creates a Naïve Art ATC

I like exploring different art styles, and I've been quite taken by the naïve style lately.  This style generally ignores perspective, uses bold colour, and maintains detail whether it's in the foreground or background.  So I thought I'd make an Artist Trading Card (ATC) using this style.

I started off by stamping some images using the Gone Postal set and the Houses Extras set, with only vague idea of how this was going to develop! I knew I was going to create hills and a coast/skyline so I started by colouring in the fields.

I drew some clouds then coloured in the sky around them.

Then added some Weathered Wood for shadow on the lighthouse and mailbox, and defined the edges of the fields with the fine nib of the markers.

and finally coloured in the foliage.

Here's another look at the ATC. There are plenty of examples of naïve art on Pinterest if you fancy having a go at this style yourself.

Remember, if you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts and add your project to our Spotlight Project Showcase you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).


PS: Don't forget to join in on some coloring fun we're hosting here to celebrate National Coloring Book Day and download your free Color Blooms page sampler here. It's available until Sunday, August 7 :o)


  1. Shirley, I love this and that mailbox in front with the letter in it rocks!

  2. Shirley, I love this and that mailbox in front with the letter in it rocks!

  3. You have created a beautiful scene with the stamping! And I love your bold rich colors! Gorgeous ATC!

  4. Such fun and so colourful. Thank you for the inspiration about a new to me style of colouring x

  5. Beautiful example of the naive style. So bright and cheerful Shirley. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

  6. Brilliant way to use small stamps. Thanks for sharing/showing.


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