Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Lock and Key

The theme this week on Mixed Media Monday is "Lock and Key" with Kris. Unfortunately I couldn't get a decent scan of my piece, but you'll get the idea. It is done on a canvas board which is 5x7 inches or 12.7x17.8 cms, which was painted and over stamped with acrylic paints. The house is done on chipboard, covered with papers and aged. The keys, lock and star are also chipboard, painted silver and then aged. Thanks for a fun challenge, Kris!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Things That Go Bump In The Night

This week over at MMM we have another wonderful guest presenter, Kim - who has chosen "things that go bump in the night" as our challenge prompt. With Halloween just around the corner, this is a fun challenge. My piece is done on a 5 x 7 inch or 12.7 x 17.8 cm canvas panel. The background is acrylic paint, the main stamped images are from Cherry Pie and the cobweb is from Non Sequitur.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Organic Backgrounds

As I've mentioned previously, I have been really enjoying the workshop "Organic Backgrounds" with Paulette Insall. Sadly, the workshop is completed now, but I had a ball! Here is a piece I made using the techniques Paulette taught us in the workshop. The canvas is 20 by 25 cms, or 8 by 10 inches.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Blues and Purples

This week on MMM, we have the lovely Rosie as our guest host, and Rosie has chosen to go with the colour combination of blue and purple. This piece was done using the techniques I learned in the Organic Backgrounds with Paulette Insall. It is done on a 5 x 7 inch (12.7 x 17.8 cm) canvas board, with lots and lots of layers of acrylic paints, with stamping stencils etc. It was great to snatch a little time each day to get this piece completed, amongst the craziness that is my life at the moment.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Opposites

The new theme on Mixed Media Monday is "opposites", chosen by the talented new guest host, Beth. Beth was thinking contrasts, dark and light, yin and yang, male and female, old and young, that sort of thing. Things are still hectic here at my house, with my daughter still recovering from being hit by a car. So I thought I'd just grab some time to make an ATC for this week's challenge. I immediately thought of black and white, with another, bright colour as an extra contrast and to punch it up a little. Perhaps a little boring, but all I could manage for this fun theme this week.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Harmony

The theme on Mixed Media Monday this week, chosen by our special guest host Karen, is "Harmony". It's a great theme, and I wish I could have found a little more harmony in my life in amongst all the chaos. My daughter was hit by a car on Wednesday night, and it's been a worrying and busy time for us all. She is home from hospital now - a fracture in her leg and stitches in her head, but otherwise OK, thankfully.

The only time I've had to do any art was to snatch a few minutes here and there, to try to keep up with the online workshop I'm doing - Organic Backgrounds, with Paulette Insall. So that's all I've got to show you this week - a work in progress - after week three. But I have been trying to use harmonious colours and layers to create this, so I guess it fits the theme :-)