Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Beauty of the Written Word


Today’s Cratedby Hand challenge proved to be a very big challenge to me. It may be because I don’t have any of the recommended supplies but who knows. Anyway, I spent all morning trying out different techniques…coming up short three times. So with time rapidly slipping away I actually finally created something I thought worthy and then decided to combine it with the Crazy Amigo Challenge…killing two birds with one stamp…so to speak LOL

So at Createdby Hand the challenge is…

Create art using sprays, spritzs, mists or spatters! Use a spray, spritz, spatter or mist along with stamps, inks, paints, embellishments, fancy papers to create art

And at Crazy Amigo’s the theme is…

This week we challenge you to make something with the theme 'Beauty'. What's a beauty to you?

I made a 4 x 4 using glossy paper sprayed with meadow Alcohol ink blended with water and a green pearlescent pearl. I also sprayed a book page with the mixture. This covered the Createdby Hand challenge.

But how to portray Beauty…and what is beauty to me. I thought about this one for a bit deciding that things that make me happy must be beautiful. I love stamping, reading, and flowers (receiving more than growing), so I combined these as best I could.

The rose is painted with sparkeling H2O’s and cut out. The image of the woman is stamped directly onto the glossy paper, she is from Paper Artzy. Next I layered the prepared book page, ripped in pieces, cut out an image from an ATC collage pack and glued the rose on.

Hope you enjoy!
Caro

16 comments:

Kelly said...

beautiful!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh my gosh what a stunning collage. Really amazing. Love it.

barnie said...

Wonderful combination, really beautiful.

Gillian said...

Gorgeous collage, perfect for both themes:)

Femmy said...

Wonderful collage!! I love it very much!!

Kim said...

Wow stunning!!!!
Kim x SBS12

Nancy said...

Caroline - this is beautiful!! I love all the elements together. I really like working with the re-inkers and pearlecent powders.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your art piece is stunning. Love it!

Anita said...

Wow fantastic card!!

Anna Jones said...

I could have sworn that woman had a cigar in her mouth. I stared and stared and then clicked on the image and then saw it was her finger :-)
Love the color combination.
Anna

deb said...

Thia is stunning, everything works so well together. Beautiful work.

Rosie said...

I know how you feel - I had to make my own spray too, but it was fun!! You've achieved a simply lovely 4x4!

Annes Art said...

Gorgeous collage!!!

mueppi said...

Deine Karte ist wunderschön!

stampingbalou said...

My Gosh, this is stunning ! What a great art work and I love the expression of your card (beauty of written words)

Christa said...

WOW, very impressive!