Monday, May 15, 2017

Colorful Creations May 15th Challenge




This challenge was this:
What inspires you to be the creator you are, what inspires your creativity, your goals dreams, what or who keeps you grounded. Think of a person, place, music, season, etc. Create something that inspires you. Along with who inspires you, use your favorite embellishments!




I chose to make an alteration using music as my inspiration.


I found this cute mini music stand at an estate sale.


I embellished it with some of my favs: lace, mica flake, metal filigree, and art stones from Finnabair.



I also love to add inspirational quotes to my work. 




and finish with some splatter.


Using some light paste though a stencel and painting with Metalique and Opal paints.


Adding a little rust paste with patina paint to give more interest to the stand.


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Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1st Colorful Creations Challenge





This challenge was to think Throwback. Something that suddenly reminds you of something in the past this could be in the form of throwback papers you have, embellishments, tools, throwback themed papers, colors, photos, memorabilia ANYTHING that will help you express any of your favorite past times. 


I decided to use some free laminate floor sample I found at Home Depot.


My throwback products were some old stickers that did not have much stick left on it.


I also decided to use my alcohol inks that I haven't played with in a long time.


Just to give a little more dimension and texture I used Finnabair Crackle Texture Paste and Art Stones.


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