Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Royal Form and A Stitch in Time


Today at Theme Thursday the theme is…

This week’s theme is “torso - mannequin”! Use collage images, rubber stamps, paints, fancy paper , embellishments or any other art supply to make your creation in a torso - mannequin theme. Make an ATC, 4 x 4, card, inchie, altered tag, inchie, skinny or whatever you fancy! There are tons of cool torso stamps, torso collage images and a wonderful torso template can be found here (although you do not need to use it for the challenge): ttp://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/mannequin.htm Add your art to your blog, then post a direct link under the comments! Please include a link to Theme Thursday on your blog! Have fun and make art!

I have submitted to this Stampers Sampler Challenge. Since I have not heard from them I am assuming that my pieces did not make it. So, they are perfect for this.

The first one is called “A Royal Form” I made these last year and looking at it now I can see how much I have grown. I absolutely can not stand the hard edge of the collage sheet on the right hand side. I still like the overall concept though.

I aged book pages using Tim Holtz distressing ink and covered the form randomly. Then I attached the Collage sheet image from Alpha Stamps. Masking the collage images I stamped the swirls with versa mark and covered it with powdered glue, that heats up like embossing powder, then sprinkled it with gold glitter. To finish it off I added a gold crown.

Sorry this one is blurry…the crown is very 3D making the scan not clean in some places.

The Second piece is called “A Stitch in Time” I used a decorative background paper and stamped the clock randomly. I then hand stitched around the edge with a mixture of bronze and a deep/brick red DMC floss. The belt is made from a dressmakers ruler and the clock parts are sticking through it. To finish it off I added a mini pair of scissors.

I hope you enjoy
Caro

20 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh my gosh what a stunning piece. So wonderful idea. Awesome.

Kelly said...

wow! fantastic!

Gillian said...

Both are lovely, specially like the 2nd one and all the elements to it:)

Anna Jones said...

Simply superb! Nice placement of clocks on the bottom of the maniquen :-)) Couldn't let it go, LOL!

truutske said...

Whow...this is gorgeous...really beatuful.

Paula said...

Both of these are lovely. I like the gold embossed swirls on the firsat & the elements on the second. I love time pieces.

Anonymous said...

They're both beautiful, specially the first! Gorgeous!
Hella Mellema

vintage wil said...

WOW !this is gorgeous....really beautiful!!!

Cheryl said...

You make beautiful art!

Nancy said...

Caroline - these are both really pretty - great job!! I'm hoping to have time tonight to do something for this one. Been running around all day today.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your art...beautifully created.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Both pieces are wonderful! I love the title of "A Royal Form"! Please tell me more about the glue that heats up? Sounds like a great product!

Very, very gorgeous torsos!!

barnie said...

Great, both of your torso are so fantastic. Love them.

Krissie said...

both pretty but I like the clock one best - it seems to display here on the screen with a kind of 3D effect - just so great!!

~*~Patty said...

Both are lovely! I am especially taken with your royal form = WOW!

Laura said...

Both of these are great works! I haven't heard back on my Torsos from them yet either, so maybe they're just taking a long time. I think these deserve to be published! Your second one is really super! Be encouraged, regardless.

Jeri Aaron said...

I adore both of these!

Miss Moon said...

Wow these look amazing Caroline! I love them!

Liz x

Kathryn said...

They are both Great! But I really love the Stitch in Time one.
Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Matz said...

Great art! Thanks for sharing.