Monday, March 24, 2008

A busy weekend

Easter has been fun - despite the heat and humidity and thunder storms and craziness at work, I actually got a lot of work done.

TMTA's theme this week is Texture Effects. I made an ATC made from a background of scrunched up newspaper, lightly covered with gesso for extra texture, and dry brushed with copper and gold acrylic to pick up the shapes and texture of the newspaper.

I used an image of Virginia Woolf, and once it was down on the card, it seemed to need simple embellishment - a black ribbon and an gold charm holding a leaf pressing. I was quite surprised at the way my subconscious constructed this - it wasn't until the leaf was glued down that I realised it was rue, and then I had my theme for the ATC.



This week's Inching Artists theme is Words. These inchies were cut from a very precious piece of scrap paper that I've been using under my craft work for months, letting it accumulate layers and layers of paint in that perfectly random way that can only happen with scrap paper.



And lastly (how productive have I been this weekend? Chocolate is the super-fuel of the creative mind!), I have a fabric ATC that will be zooming over to WA fro a one-on-one exchange with Debbi Baker. It's a piece of velvet (I know! I said I'd never use that stuff again!), with a layer of blue foil netting stitched over the top, and a motif in buttons, beads and sequins set in the middle. It was fantastic fun to make.

21 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow fantastic creations. Gorgeous work. Love it.

stampingwitch said...

wow, that is fantastic, great artwork! thanks for sharing!

Femmy said...

beautiful creations!!!

Bettie said...

Nice ATC. I like your inchies as well.

truutske said...

Very nice atc's.
I like also your inchies.

Audrey said...

Beautiful work!

Viola said...

Great work!!

Yitte said...

Fantastic work!!!

herminesplace said...

Beautiful artwork.

Kelly said...

lovely art!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Very beautiful work! I love the charm holding the leaf!

barnie said...

Wow, wonderful work, all of them. Love the blue colour.

~*~Patty said...

Wonderful creations, especially love your Rue ATC! Your inchies are super as well, I love that you used your work paper, I have recently done the same thing and love the piece of paper....time to start another :)

Linda said...

all three of these are just wonderful...I love the ATC!

filetta said...

great work, beautiful cereations

Willy said...

Wonderful creations!

Heather Robinson said...

You are so diverse in your artwork and it is a pleasure to drop by to see what you've created. I am particularly fond of "Rue"...

Heather Robinson said...

You are so diverse in your artwork and it is a pleasure to drop by to see what you've created. I am particularly fond of "Rue"...

katrin said...

all ATC's are simply gorgoeus!!! but i love the ATC with the buttons - that is stunning and great!!!

Debbi Baker said...

Now that I have received that beautiful beautiful ATC I can come visit your blog!! Love all your creations and those little inchies are gorgeous.

ELMERC said...

What a lovely piece of material that blue velvet. Nice picture. Elaine Cooke