I hope you enjoy your brief rest here, pull up a chair and relax:)
This week brings the next challenge for the Compendium of Curiosities V3 Challenge with our lovely hostess Linda Ledbetter and awesome Curiosity Crew, see all the fabulous works of art created thus far on the Journey, HERE. As with each Challenge, there is a Crew prize generously donated by Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi. You can join the Challenge anytime, pick up your copy of the Compendium from Tim himself, HERE and Tim will sign it for you, too!
This is Challenge number 6, sponsored with an additional gift donated by our fabulous sponsor, The Funkie Junkie Boutique! Thank you!! Please visit the amazing shop, HERE.
This base for this project is a burlap panel, altered, page 37 in the Compendium V3. So much fun and soooooo challenging. Time to let the imagination run wild and the inspiration to strike! This one took many look backs to the Crew's amazing projects, THANK YOU so much for providing them, they are sooooo helpful each time I feel stuck and want to bail out on the whole process! yikes! I am really learning to be patient with my creative process. (slowly)Realizing though I may have an idea what I want to do, well, the Journey takes me elsewhere and it is fun along the way:) smallest things can inspire a new tangent...go with it....
I really enjoy the texture of the burlap. It was a challenge to NOT bury the texture as well as various elements used.
|Everyday Memories Inspire|
The canvas felt a bit too dark for this bright Summery time here. I wanted to celebrate the bright colors of the sunny day and the wonderful Summer flowers in my garden. I also wanted to maintain the amazing imagery from the tissue, way too gorgeous to hide!
The flower photos are mine from my garden:) Yellow Daisy and Blue Cornflowers. The images were printed on color laser paper. The top one, "Everyday" was a clear tape transfer. I wanted the ability to see through an image, kinda how things are seen in memory, all overlapped and sometimes changing slightly with time's passage.
The 'Polaroid" frames are diecut from Strathmore Mixed Medium paper using Spellbinders Shapeabilities, "Snapshot" die set.
For the frames, I clear embossed the patterns. Then I painted it with Distress Paint, Broken China. Added some Distress Marker ink, Seedless Preserves on top. Both were mixed around with a regular brush and waterbrush.
I am very happy with the texture and color the frames have, kinda like a very summery tie-dye t-shirt :)
I hope you liked this project! Stop and smell the flowers, let everyday memories inspire!
This project is linked to the Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 Challenge, sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique with a super fun $25 gift certificate! Thank you so much for your kind support!