Friday, 19 December 2008
This next challenge will also run for 2 weeks - we figure you might have one or two other things to keep you busy??
In this season of much goodwill and even more RUBBISH (all that wrapping paper and packaging etc) we challenge you to keep your eye out for packaging you can recycle into art! For example my silver topped wooden box was a Christmas gift from last year - it had a "Hotel Chocolat" logo right across the lid. Now this is safely covered up and the unfinished wood has several coats of varnish.
The other piece you've seen before as part of our "make a house" challenge, but it was also recycled from last Christmas - it's built on a gift box base which contained my new watch! This is an item that would definitely have been thrown away without a squirrel like me in the house ...
So keep your eyes open for packaging you can use, and you have until 2nd January to transform it into something else!! Looking forward to seeing what you can find .....
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Thank you all for joining in and producing such fabulous and unique works of art.......
Lisa - http://lafemmepapier.blogspot.com/2008/11/angel-collage.html
Sharon - http://magpiesarttreasurechest.blogspot.com/2008/11/angels.html
Lorraine - http://loveofcollage.blogspot.com/2008/12/awfully-big-art-adventure-angel.html
Jaqi - http://jaqi-scrapbookinginmysleep.blogspot.com/2008/12/awfully-big-art-adventure-dark-angel.html
Friday, 5 December 2008
Here we go again with a new challenge for you! Because it's a busy time of year for everyone we've decided that this will run over the next 2 weeks to give you a bit longer, and then we'll set another challenge on 19th December to run into the New Year. After that it will be back to weekly as usual.
So this challenge is to make a window, and we hope this gives you plenty of scope to make something as simple as an ATC (which my Frida window is) if time is short, or something much larger if you want to. My vintage window is based around a wooden picture frame, into which I inserted some wooden struts to give a window-like appearance.
Don't forget that shrines can be windows too, as in the little photo - which is only about the size of a matchbox and was made with a kit from Retro Cafe Art. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!! Don't forget - no panic with this one because you have two weeks to do it.
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
All very inspiring.........
Rosie - http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/magic-and-a-big-adventure-tin/
Sherry - http://gotart4u.blogspot.com/2008/11/awfully-big-art-adventure.html
Friday, 28 November 2008
Rosie used scrapbook papers for her Christmas decoration, and painted the face and wings herself - clever girl.
She used an Artchix dreambox for this one, plus Artchix collage sheet and wings. Very classy Rosie - love those blue wings!
Ok....now its your turn!
PS If you want to use an angel quote, I'll be putting lots on my blog later today.
Monday, 24 November 2008
Your artwork for the Inchie Challenge has been a joy to behold!
Such a variety of techniques, materials and lay-outs. Thank you very much for taking part and inspiring us all............
Suippa - http://www.flickr.com/photos/31270934@N06/
Sharon - http://magpiesarttreasurechest.blogspot.com/2008/11/abaa-inchies.html
Ros - http://stampandscrape.blogspot.com/2008/11/grungeboard-sketchbook.html
Patty - http://bitze.wordpress.com/2008/11/16/inchies-cubed/
Lorraine - http://loveofcollage.blogspot.com/2008/11/art-adventure-inchie-set.html
Lay Hoon - http://mescrap.blogspot.com/2008/11/awfully-big-art-adventure-inchies.html
Karen - http://bloggingourartout.blogspot.com/
Jean - http://bluebirdslivinginthemeadow.blogspot.com/2008/11/painted-bunting.html
Jaqi - http://jaqi-scrapbookinginmysleep.blogspot.com/2008/11/they-asked-for-inch-week-9-abaa.html
Denise - http://denise-blessthismess.blogspot.com/2008/11/shoot.html
Dawne - http://dawne-abitofthisabitofthat.blogspot.com/2008/11/awfully-big-adventure_16.html
Crissi - http://random-ramblings-of-a-crafter.blogspot.com/2008/11/inchie-set-awfully-big-art-adventure.html
Chriss - http://thepapergirls.blogspot.com/2008/11/big-art-adventure-inchies.html
Round of applause!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Before I go I'd just like to thank Yvonne at http://boxoftrix.blogspot.com/ for allowing us to show her inchies on our original post. I recommend you take a look at her blog - you'll see lots more beautiful pieces of fabric art.