Monday, March 8, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - It's Not All Black and White

I always love the striking effects of simply black and white - and I also love it with a touch of colour. So that's what I chose as the challenge for Mixed Media Monday this week. My piece is done on a 12.7 x 17.8 cm or 5x7 in canvas board which was covered with vintage papers and sheet music which was then dry brushed with gesso to give it an even more aged appearance. The little cardboard frame was coated with modelling paste and texturised, then painted with off white and white paints. It was all finished off with a computer generated image (don't you love that bow?) some rubons, card stock and a group of ribbon roses. Once again, it's not photographed terribly straight - I need to try to get better at that!

27 comments:

Rosie said...

It's a stunning bow! I love this little canvas and you are very clever to pick such a theme. I had a lot of fun thinking what I'd create whilst recycling that old skirt!! =)

WrightStuff said...

Such a great challenge this week Diane - love all those textures you've got going there.

Cindy said...

I just love black and white...this is a terrific challenge and your piece is precious!

Nicola said...

Lovely!! I love pink and white together very subtle but beautiful! Well done!

indybev said...

A really interesting piece, Diane. Lots of texture and detail. Good work!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous piece! The swirls are fantastic.

Ozstuff said...

Diane, this one blows me away - the textures, the splash of colour in the exquisite satin rosettes. Everything! Great work.

PiecesofD said...

It's so lovely... Love the little roses too...

Diane said...

She's beautiful--I love the shabby feel to this!!

Kristin said...

Hi Diane! Wonderful piece - I think that the black and white is so elegant - and this is a perfect example of that. Love the flourishes and textured frame especially, Kristin xo

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous artwork...beautifully created.

Faye said...

So beautiful, Diane. I love the inspiration piece.

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous, love it

Fabric Art said...

Oh Diane love your black and white challenge and your canvas is gorgeous, the little girl is so sweet.

Daphne said...

This is so gorgeus, especially love the rub ons!

Femmy said...

fantastic canvas!!!

joanna said...

Love your entry Diane!! beautiful textures and the roses are adorable!
xoxo

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Diane, I love the background, the little girl and the roses.
Very beautiful canvas creation.

Rhonda said...

This is a great piece, thanks for the inspiration! Love the depth and texture of this - Cheers!

carolyn said...

What a charming piece! And thank you for the challenge!

haendi said...

Diane, this is so lovely. You are right. The little addition of the roses really does make the piece even more lovely.

Amy said...

congrats on hosting the theme..your piece is truelly gorgeous..the little roses make this so precious!!! I really love seeing it ..thanks for sharing your love of art

Diane said...

Very sweet - love the texture around the frame - would be a cool technique for halloween!

Nicecrane Designs said...

It is really stunning,,,,,oh my,,,,,,and the red flowers the perfect touch,,,,,,I love it.

Yvonne said...

Really lovely, Diane!

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies said...

Hi Diane, Thanks for hosting this theme, I had fun with it. I love the texture in your piece, it is reminding me to go play with some modeling paste - I haven't done that in a while and it's so much fun! Cheers, Sharon

Lola ^^ said...

So cute.. the little roses reminds me of a cake, and the frosting flowers in it!