Friday, 9 October 2009

AND YOUR NEXT CHALLENGE IS ...






Theatrical! Lori so impressed us with the theatres she made for some of our preceding challenges that we asked her to be our Guest Designer for this month. She's provided several views of her fabulous piece so you can see it from all angles - and it was built on a 6" square unfinished wooden craft box with sliding doors made from the lid, available at any number of craft stores.

Lori says she loves paper dolls and all things Gothic, and with Halloween approaching wanted to create something in a darker mood. She searched out artist papers and images, attaching them with spray adhesive (brayer the image to remove air bubbles). Once all the surfaces were covered she glued the removeable doors to the side of the box to create the "wings". She then added trim to represent footlights and her paper dolls have a support behind them.

So there you have your fabulous inspiration for our theatre theme!! Maybe you will want to have a go at making a theatre, large or small, of your own, or adapt the theme in some way? Whatever you do we want to see it!! Can't wait to see what you come up with ....

Rosie

19 comments:

Laura said...

These are fabulous.

*jean* said...

ooo my gosh! that is fabulous!!

debsea said...

hot dog, what a challenge!! that is an incredible work of art! when i think theatrical...i think of my daughter in her teen years...hmm..

Barbara Hagerty said...

This is so fabulous!! What a wonderful theme, and GORGEOUS theater!!

I just wanted to pop in and tell you how much of an inspiration your blog is! The quality of the projects and the artwork is outstanding, and even though I haven't yet participated, I stop by often to look and let the beauty seep in!! Thanks for all the inspiration you ladies provide!! XOXO

Rosie said...

Wow! That's a knockout! I know I haven't been taking part for a few months, but this is very tempting... now to find the time!

Keep up the great work girls, as Barbara says, your blog is a sight for sore eyes. Bravo!

dolls like us said...

You are gettibg better and better all of the time.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

WOWEE! So beautiful and inspiring!!!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Love your blog, cool mixed media art. So detailed
Thank you so much for your visit, lovely to hear from you.

bloubell said...

Hi
I just did a theatre within a theatre and another theatre piece. I don't know how to show it to you so will give you my blog address.
http://bloubell-alteredexpressions.blogspot.com/

bloubell said...

The theatre is under sept 30 post

Laura Haviland said...

Hi Linda and Rosie,
A new friend shared you both with me.I created a little paper threatre and posted it on my blog.
http://www.creativewhispers7.blogspot.com
I love creating art paper dolls and these little threatre.
The little threatre are new for me, will be doing a lot more in the future.So cool !!
Next to do one like Lori, great.
I am so glad to have found your blog.
Hugs,Laura.
Lori's art piece is awesome, love it !!!!!!!!!! Wow.....

Laura Haviland said...

Hi Linda and Rosie,
Thank you for your lovely comments on my Night Flowers threatre.
I have added another threatre (mermaid), to my blog. These are addicting !LOL
http://www.creativewhispers7.blogspot.com
Have a great day, Hugs Laura.

Jaqi said...

Oh my.....how wonderful.
What an inspiration. Im sorry ive been a bad blogger since i started work , I would love to join in this month, im gonna try really hard. The examples are beautiful, how quaint, I love them. Jaqi

bloubell said...

Want to enter my theatre in your challenge. It is on my blog. Love laura's and Lori's is stunning.

Yvonne said...

Hello girls, what a great idea of theme. I completly interpreted this challenge differently, so i didnot made a theatre but made a theatre mask. I really hope it is alright.

here is my entry
http://cherishdelight.typepad.com/cherishdelight/2009/10/venetian-theatre-mask.html

was so fun to do. made it with pretex, and lots of other materials.

oh by the way, its my first entry.

greetings Yvonne

bloubell said...

Trying again:
This is my entry"the fariy Puppeteer"
http://bloubell-alteredexpressions.blogspot.com/2009/10/new-theatre.html
hope this works.

1creativeone said...

Loved this challenge Lori, every entry is so unique! Here mine: All the World is a Stage:
http://wp.me/pliZW-us
cheers- Christen

prashant said...

hot dog, what a challenge!! that is an incredible work of art! when i think theatrical. Work from home India

prashant said...

hanks for all the inspiration you ladies provide!! Work from home India