Monday, January 25, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - The Games People Play

We have had so many wonderful guest hosts over at Mixed Media Monday that I haven't had to host a challenge for ages. However, this week it's my turn again. I chose "the games people play" and then had no idea what I'd do for it, LOL. I also wanted to get all messy with paint and mediums, but in the end I ended up collaging more than anything. This is an 8x8 inch or 20x20cm (approx) size canvas that I turned over and used the back of, to get a nice little niche to work with. Then it was basically a matter of collaging lots of images of different games, adding gesso and paint, lots of real game pieces, a red heart overlaid with a gold toned metal heart and attached with a game spinner. The king and queen's crowns are actually gold too, but they dind't photograph very well because of the niche.

26 comments:

Kristin said...

Diane! This is so full of creativity and spirit - I love that you have used the back of your canvas - it makes a wonderful frame for your collage. Thank you for such wonderful inspiration, Kristin xo

Rein said...

Fantastic piede!

herminesplace said...

Fantastic!!!

joanna said...

Diane, I love what you've created on the back of canvas! all those tiny game pieces! very creative!

Diane said...

Diane, I absolutely love this--it is just the coolest :)

Kris Dickinson said...

I really adore this amazing collage masterpiece!

Lori Saul said...

This is truly fantastic - a lot of beautiful work went into this ! You have set the bar very high for this challenge this week- brilliant work Diane!

Cindy said...

Wow,Diane,
This piece is beyond amazing!!! I love it! You did a fantastic
job and it's like something in
a museum that someone looks at again and again and still see more things..phenomenal.
Hugs,
Cindy Adkins

Martyna said...

FANTASTIC!!

indybev said...

Wonderful attention to detail in this piece. Well done!

ArtSnark said...

great piece! very clever

Diana Evans said...

Hi Diane!!! what a beautiful and creative piece...lovely work!!

johanna said...

ok, this one can´t be topped!! it is so unique and fantastic!!

Carla said...

i love this great piece of art!

Shelle said...

this is just tremendous.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Absolutely brilliant and so inspiring Diane! Fab use of game pieces ... I collect them and never seem to use any!
oxo

Buffy said...

So many gorgeous details,love it and I love how you used the back of the canvas.

Anni's Art said...

This is a fantastic piece and so creatively made with all the differents games, a wonderful inspiration for us all, thanks for the challenge. Friday I will become a grandmother, I hope, my daughter in law will then have the birth started.

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Gerda Vriens-Weiland said...

Diane, this is great!!

Michelle said...

Great piece - lots of depth and things to look at!

paru's_circle said...

its absolutely fantastic! sory i havent been playing lately.. but i will next week!

artycrafty said...

I love how you used the back of your canvas! You are so creatively awesome!

love your work

Tami B. said...

Fabulous piece and such a great theme. Thank you for sharing the details.

LiveArt said...

This is just fantastic Diane, so many gorgeous details to look at!! Fantastic work, I LOVE it!!!

Linda

Janny said...

Thisis fabulous!