Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #54 RED

This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz is the colour RED as always you can create what ever you like and interpret the theme how ever you choose.

I have made a small canvas board modern Art painting for my sons bed room actually this is going to be a set of 3 the red one is #2 of the set and the blue green one is the 1st one that i did and number 3 is a work in progress.

The boards come ready prepared i used Hard molding paste to create the textured sections, when that was dry i painted the canvases with Acrylic paint when that was dry i used silver gilding cream over the textured surfaces then glued silver washers to the textures sections.

I used flouriest wire to create hanging loops for the back by twisting and making a figure 8 so my son can hang the canvases what ever way he wants and the other end of the figure 8 acts like a spring and lets the canvas stand proud from the wall rather than tilting inwards.

They do look better in real life i just couldn't get a good pic :-(

Friday, 26 September 2008

whats going on???????

whats going on with Bloger this morning it said i had 3 comments clicked on there and i also had another6 from the 5/8/08 which is what 5 -6 weeks ago wonder why they didnt come through till now, has anyone else had this ? wonder what else has not come through hmmmmmmmmm.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #53 Autumn

This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz is Autumn
so it may be the perfect opportunity to scrap those autumn photos or maybe you could use autumn colours such as browns, reds and golds on your creation....as usual use your own interpretation of the theme and use any format that you like, cards, Atc's, layouts, altered art, jewellery...we like to see all types of crafter's joining in with our challenges.

Here's mine An Autumn themed art journal page

I have just started an art journal and made an Autumn themed page I used paints in reds browns oranges yellow golds for Autumn colours and the image i over painted with greens,browns and added gold glimmer mists in her hair. stamped leaves and swirls in the back ground and used Gesso over the top. The scruffy writing reads.

Her name is Autumn, the leaves fall from the tree's and dance to the ground in her presence.

Everything changes as she walks natures path, browns,Golds, Reds, Yellows glisten in the morning sun. she will come every year to show her beauty as she walks natures path.

I really need to work on my writing I'm such a scruffy writer

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #52 Birthdays

This week's challenge over on Arty Girlz is Birthdays ~ why you may ask well............


To celebrate Arty Girlz first birthday we have put together a little prize for one of our participants to win. so pop on over to Arty Girlz and join in the Birthday challenge

We would like to thank everyone that has joined in with our challenges over this past year its been fun seeing everyones work and getting to know you all.

The challenge is to ....create something for a Birthday so could be a card or a gift, even a layout of a birthday ~ anything you like as long as its associated with a birthday

Heres my card I used lilly kate papers the image is from crafty individuals and the flowers are silk and paper.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Here you will find lots of images for you to use in your Art work just right click "save as" and save the image you want to your computer.

Feel free to leave comments it's nice to know they are being used and especially if you have used them on your art work, as i would love to see what you create with them .
Keep checking back as i will be adding lots more :-)

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #51 Home inspiration

This weeks challenge on Arty Girlz is to take inspiration from something in your home.

So it could be the colour of the object, the pattern, the shape, anything at all.

This is my take on the challenge

I started off with this Tack box thingie or is it an old cutlery tray ? I'm sure it has a propper name but i dont know what it is LOL I found it in my dads old tool shed and thought awwwwwww I like that
I gave it a good wash the pic above is after it was washed lol minus the dead spiders dirt and cobwebs..
I painted it cream have a thing for cream at the mo, when it was dry I sanded it along the edges for that shabby chic kinda look, then I painted the red flowers by hand with acrylic paint when they were dry I stamped the flourishes with black stazon all over (the stamps are autumn leaves.) I cut some nice coloured paper to fit in the sections in different colours. That's it done my inspiration was the big red flowers on the cup that's standing on top.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #50 ALTER IT

This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz is is 'Alter it'

so maybe you have a vase that needs jazzing up with some glass paints or a notebook that could do with a make over or maybe a photo frame? The choice is yours we can't wait to see your altered creations :)

I Altered a mirror The mirror was from Ikea and started life like this.

I covered the frame with moulding paste to give it texture (i love this stuff) while it was still wet i pushed the bottle into the paste on the right hand side to fix it in place, the bottle had bath salt in it at some point i liked the bottle so kept it.
when it was all dry i painted it with cream emulsion , when that dried i rubbed gold guilding cream all over the frame on top of the ripples.

Next i got some of the sea glass that we had collected on our travels rubbed guilding cream around the edges and hot glued it on to the bottle.

Then i rubbed some more guilding cream in to some more sea glass and tried to arrange it on the right hand side to look like a flower and stem, then hot glued the glass into place.

The finished Mirror