Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 14


I had lots of fun with this challenge and made lots of pretty paper in different projects in the future so a thank you to Studio L3  and  The Funkie Junkie Boutique for facilitating and sponsoring this challenge.  I had this galvanized tin about for some time, just got these pics from my middle daughter and decided I'd use it.  The tin is painted buttermilk acrylic, distressed, inked with Bundled Sage and Vintage Photo.  I used the glassine behind the Rosie letters, and die cut flowers from it to place in the tins.  I used T!m's rose button, tickets, (since this was a ticketed event for homeless dogs in Chicago). I alcohol inked the L brackets at the corners with Meadow, Used a word band about love at the bottom.  Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiousities is such a great book that every mixed media artist should have.  See you next week.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 13

Liberty Calling

           This week's thanks go to Studio L3 and  Simon Says Stamp for helping and sponsoring this challenge.  For some reason I didn't have the best luck with spritz and flick but I did the best I could.
As always I enjoy creating no matter what and it is certainly a learning process.  I wanted to use these little mover's and shapers for a long time so here was my chance. I also used copper tape, T!m's stamp and map ephemera as well as some Graphic 45 stuff.  I think this Lady Liberty is way cool and have used her a number of times. Thought a pretty heavy gauge wire coiled would mimic the phone cord.  The rosette sort of balanced the tag.  Any way stay cool in this awful heat and keep making art!!  See you next week.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Heart in Hands

I am so excited to share this with you.  It is my very first non-challenge post. I took my inspiration from the oh- so- talented Linda Warlyn.  She is awesome.  I had wanted a artist model hand for a long time and found one at Dick Blick.  The foundation pieces are just various sizes boxes covered in 
T!m's  tissue paper and distressed with Old Paper.  The hand is base-coated in cream acrylic
paint.  The element that took sooo long was the heart.  I am not too swift at sewing and so it took up a large chunk of time sewing the vintage buttons around it.  The hand is also crackled and inked with Vintage Photo.  I found some floral decoupage black and whites, tinted them with Gelatos.  The heart wanted to float around so I had to secure it to the palm with PVC glue.  As a final step I added the little rose the letters from Ideaology, and the silk ribbon from my stash.  I might also mention the little girl from Paper Whimsey printed on Extravaganza, secured to a fragment of doily.
Thanks for stopping by.

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 11, 12

Christmas in July

O.k, I know it's a mite early to be thinking about Christmas but I believe in wishful thinking.  It is my favorite time of the year, plus I am not a fan of summer at all.  What can you say about a configurations box?  Went through my stash, including T!ms's stuff came up with this holiday version.  I did enjoy desigining it very much . Thanks go out to Studio L3 and the The Funkie Junkie's Boutique as well as Mario for the goodies.  Have a great week now I can go and ooh and ahh over your artwork as I look at it.