Friday, July 29, 2011

July 123 Challenge......


Just one more challenge for this month. The 123 Challenge blog for July had a fantastic tutorial by Gina Rodgers that really inspired me. I am usually a bit of a neat, clean, control freak when it comes to creating, so this challenge to use lots of different mediums inspired me to 'free up', get down and get dirty.
The Challenge:
             1. Colour = Aqua/ Teal
             2. Word   = "Thing". Could be anything, something.
             3. Technique = Create a Scene:...i.e. layering, texture,decorative background etc.








I have used dyed tissue paper as my background. Then, added some patterned paper and stamped in a few places. Next, added a coat of gesso to tone everything down. I added some texture paste around the photo and attached the metal bits which had been coloured with alcohol ink ( and let dribble ) and the tiny sequins and glass beads. Added some tissue tape, coloured with texta, a piece of lace that was glimmer-misted and gessoed,rub-ons,clear acrylic letters that were stamped and foam mounted ,distressed letters.....great, inky, dribbly, fun.
Good news......since this photo was taken early last year, my daughter has stopped smoking.


17 comments:

  1. Oh this is soooo yummy and how great that you got down and dirty. You need to do it more often, and as for your daughter, yay. Great news. I just pray my kiddies never take up the habit. Surely they wont be able to afford it by then.

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  2. wow what a personal piece, and a great picture of your daughter, regardless of the fact that she is smoking...

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  3. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this page.. It is beautiful..

    Hugs, Linda

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  4. Beautiful page, love all the layers and textures, very artsy page!

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  5. so inspiring ... love all the texture and collage.. beautiful, absolutely beautiful .. hugz x

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  6. WOW what a beautiful work! Very artistic, keep up the great work and positive vibes.

    Have a lovely weekend! =(^.^)=

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  7. I absolutely love that colour, so eye catching and love how you did this. Do you use gesso a lot? I have a mirror that I want to paint, if I put gesso on it will that be a good idea? as you can tell I'm not very crafty!

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  8. Wow! What an absolutely gorgeous lo! Love the mix and texture! Yippee....so glad to hear your daughter has given up smoking!

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  9. Just love everything about this! The smoky colors are perfect for your theme - and the gesso added to that effect! You have so many perfect little details ... It is simply beautiful!!!

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  10. WOW what a powerful message...and so glad it worked! luv how you've put this LO together! thx for playing along at 123. X

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  11. Wow, what a gorgeous piece! Love all the textures and the colors are great!

    Gaby xo

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  12. huge congrats on your winning LO at OUAS we all voted for you !!!!!!!! it is an amazing LO ... so exquisite and perfect .. woohoo !!!!

    thanks for your lovely comment on my blog Gayle x

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  13. Your layout is so moving.
    I'm glad that your daughter quit smoking.

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  14. A gorgeous "piece of art".....beautifully detailed!!

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  15. fantastic ! I love this work !

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