Saturday, June 28, 2008

'Day To Myself' Work

(ATC made for the TGIF weekly challenge at Altered Gypsy - Tinkling H2Os, stamps w/stazon, Oil pastels on the edge. All created on watercolor paper, with an Altered Pages image.)

Gosh, I love having an organized studio and time to play in it! My dd was gone all day Thursday at a friend's house so I had a day to myself! YAY! I woke up, straightened some of the house and then sat down to create.

My friend Kersten recently mentioned Prima flowers and what was all the 'hype'? They used to be all the rage, especially when I was scrapbooking. I think they still are but after awhile, they are old news as so many products tend to go. There's always some latest and greatest that tends to take the center stage after awhile. Anyway, because she mentioned them, it popped into my head to use a handful when I thought up the TREE piece. It was good to pull them out again and play.

Lovely As A Tree (poem by Joyce Kilmer)
9" x 12" canvas

I've had this magnetic frame around for at least 1 1/2 now. It was a project for a Design Team I was on at the time and I decorated it with the products provided in the kit and have always hated it. The first pic is what it used to look like. Bleck! So I finally ripped all that off of the frame this week and painted it aqua. I got out my Tim Holtz 'Antique Linen' Distress Ink pad REFILL bottle. Put a dab in a paint pan and brushed it over the aqua paint to distress it and the papers I collaged on top. The flower petals are a sticker of an old seed packet. I just cut the petals out of it.

Cherish Magnetic Frame
9" x 11" size (pic opening is 4" x 6")

I completed a third piece you'll see soon. It's for an upcoming Creative Therapy Catalyst. The 2 shown pieces are heading to my Etsy store as well as a necklace I made awhile back with Altered Pages image, and the 'Who Me' owl canvas shown in a previous post. I'm still taking suggestions for the title for the OTHER owl canvas (someone will win a prize) so don't forget to go here and comment.


Alexandra Knittel said...

Wonderful art work! I love the tree collage.

Anonymous said...

I have so many of those little prima flowers laying around. How clever the way you used them on your tree piece. I love the magnetic board that you redid. The colors are gorgeous and I am so into circles, love them. The flower is gorgeous :)