Friday, 30 January 2009
Your charms are absolutely wonderful; so much variety....... and loads of inspiration. Take a look..........
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Friday, 23 January 2009
This week's Challenge is to alter a canvas - they're everywhere at the moment from art shops to pound shops (and dollar stores) and they come in all shapes and sizes. The larger one above is 8" square, and the small one is 2.5". What you can't see very well from these photos is that, inspired by Viola, I've turned them both around and used them as a kind of deep frame.
On each of them the central photo is raised up to give a 3D effect (which doesn't photograph very well). On the smaller one the reverse side of the canvas was a nice natural linen look, so I left it like that and painted the canvas edges with distress crackle paint in antique linen. I've always enjoyed Viola's use of lace too, so both canvases feature it, although I think I may age the lace on the larger one a bit, it seems to look too pristine. The metal plaque on the larger canvas is meant for a title when I can think of one!!
Look forward to seeing your creations and, as ever, I do want to say how much we enjoy sharing them!
Monday, 19 January 2009
Friday, 16 January 2009
This week we'd like to challenge you to use bottletops. As you can see here they're very versatile (although I confess to having only recently discovered them) ...
They make excellent frames - as in my assemblage where I used one on the back wall, and Linda used one to make this very pretty charm.
What I didn't realise at first is that they work better if you flatten them, so once I discovered I could do that in my Big Shot I was away! You can use alcohol inks to colour them, or metallic paints or permanent markers, there are endless possibilities. If you have a one inch circle punch this fits perfectly inside a bottletop!!
So over to you and can't wait to see the wonderful things you always come up with.
Give Me a Sign Showcase
Here are your fabulous signs - there was such a great response to this and it was very interesting to read your explanations. Thank you as always for joining in and providing such wonderful inspiration.
Virginia - http://littlebookofme.blogspot.com/2009/01/awfully-big-art-adventurepeace.html
Sue - http://suesartstuff.blogspot.com/2009/01/awfully-big-art-adventure-give-me-sign.html
Sandy - http://stempelchaotin.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/awfully-big-art-adventure-give-me-a-sign/
Rosie - http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2009/01/11/give-me-a-sign
Nicky - http://thealteredinker.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-word.html
Nancy - http://neatcs.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/abaa/
Linda - http://lindavincent.blogspot.com/2009/01/word-challenge-and-soul-journal.html
Kimmie - http://artinredwagons.blogspot.com/2009/01/give-me-sign.html
Friday, 9 January 2009
I made it out of mountboard with pink scrapbook paper, cutting the lettering with a Cricut machine, and added butterflies downloaded from the internet. The scroll at the bottom is a stamp. Couldn't resist adding pink sparkly stones either .....
The other sign I made for a dear friend (who has probably already guessed it's for her - and it's in the post to you!). I've used her favourite colours and a little wooden frame I bought from a dollar store.
Can't wait to see your signs - don't forget to share with us why the words are special to you!