Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Lily


This piece took me longer than expected. It is for yesterday’s Created ByHand challenge. I just couldn’t stop adding to it…

We were challenged to…
Create art using chip board or Grunge board! Use chip board or Grunge Board to create your art. Use inks, paints, papers, collage images, eyelets, ribbons, etc… along with chip board or Grunge Board in your creation! Create a card, ATC, tag, altered art, 4 x 4, inchie, skinny (3 x 5 inches)… whatever you fancy. Post your art to your blog, picture trail or photo sharing site, then post a direct link to your challenge art under the comments section to share with others! Have fun and make art!!

The background in a piece of Grunge Board (stripes) that I painted with two greens and a yellow acrylic and then dusted with a silvery grey pearl ex powder which alas does not show in the photo. The Lily image is from a pack of Tarot Cards from Alpha Stamps. Above the image I used two chipboard swirls painted with the yellow acrylic and dusted with the silvery grey pearl ex.

The two bottles on either side of the image are covered with green ribbon and then wrapped with wire that I strung beads on. The little jars will hold water so you could put real flowers in them but I didn’t have any. So I stamped a lily and colored it with coordinating colored pencils, cut it out and added it to the jars. As a final touch I made some sprigs of wire with coordinating seed beads, twirled them around a pencil to get the nice shape and stuck them in the mini jars with the flowers.

I am going to use this piece for the Alpha Stamps monthly contest…hope I win I really want the prize this month!

Hope you enjoy!
Caro

13 comments:

glitterangel said...

Wow, what an amazing piece! I love the green colour, and it's such a clever idea to have the little glass flower holders - truly fabulous!

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Dani D said...

fantastic work

Femmy said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow, wow, wow, I´m speachless. waht a awesome creation. You are so great. Love it.

Dawn said...

the detail in your work amazes and inspires me! Another wonderful piece of art!

Anna Jones said...

Simply superb! Hope you win and share some with me :-)

Rosie said...

I haven't seen the other entries, but I think your piece is absolutely stunning! You so deserve to win something for that lovely work of art!

Yogi said...

This turned out really nice. Lots thought & work in there.Love all the accent pieces, the beads on wire, the wrapped bottles. Just wonderful. Hope you win too.

Ruby Claire. said...

O M G
That is absolutely GORGEOUS! (my younger sister thinks so too) BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sarah said...

Wow!!! This is fantastic! I don't know what else to say!!
x :0)

jami said...

I love the color combo, where did you find that color green paper?

Miss Moon said...

Wow, that is amazingly wonderfully beautifully GORGEOUS!!! Can you tell I like it? :)

Liz x