Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Colours of Autumn




The theme this week on Mixed Media Monday is "colours of autumn", hosted by Debbie. Autumn tones are always fun to work with, and I had trouble deciding which direction I wanted to take with this one. In the end, I opted for trying our two techniques I haven't tried before.

The first ATC is done using the "gesso" technique - and I'd like to send a special thankyou to Katrin for teaching this to me :-)

The second ATC is done using the "bandana" technique - and I'd like to send a special thankyou to Carla for directing me to the website - Technique Zone - where the technique is demonstrated.

25 comments:

Dream With the Fishes said...

Ooh, Diane, these are so pretty! I can't wait to do something for this challenge. And I love your rich backgrounds on all your ATCs! I'm getting lots of inspiration here.

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my work!

Serena

joanne wardle said...

they both look great, but I think the gesso one is my favourite

Ozstuff said...

Beautiful work. Your backgrounds are stunning.

Beth said...

Both ATCs are wonderful. The colors in the backgrounds are beautiful, and the designs are lovely.

REDLAN said...

This is your masterpiece! I mean, the autumn color. Great artworks diane!

BTW, my comment on MMM is on spam again I guess.

indybev said...

Both the gesso and the bandana are attractive and well done. Good for you for exploring!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous colors, great cards!

deb said...

Gorgeous use of the colours Diane, beautiful backgrounds.

herminesplace said...

Both are beautiful!

Rosie said...

Lovely ATCs Diane... love the 'gesso' technique!

Anni's Art said...
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Anni's Art said...

Thanks for all your nice comments on my blog, love your work it's wonderful, wish I could paint something like that.

The Stamping Queen said...

They are both fantastic Diane!
~xx Barb xx~

Virginia said...

These are both beautiful Diane.Stunning backgrounds..

Moira said...

These are both lovely though the bird does it for me most. It's a great idea to try out new techniques for the challenges I will try that as a way of pushing my comfort zone.

Faye said...

Beautiful, Diane. Love the techniques.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great pieces, colours are just wonderful!

vintage wil said...

what a beautiful work.

Cheryl said...

Both are fabulous!

Char said...

Wonderful Fall colors on both pieces. Great subjects.

nightowl said...

These are both very pretty and interesting...I would like to learn the gesso technique!

Kersten said...

These both contain such rich autumn colors, but I have to say, I'm partial to the raven, mostly by nature. :) Awesome cards!

Debbi Baker said...

Both look fantastic Diane!!

Casey said...

Lovely! They both are wonderful, but I'm particularly drawn to the first one!

laurel said...

Wonderful ATC's. I'm going to have to try that bandana technique. What is the gesso technique?