Gothic Arches theme is Tea Time. What a lovely subject! I'd take a cuppa over coffee anyday...and usually do. But that's beside the point. I was happy with this theme, the only problem was I couldn't come up with something I liked. This is my third arch. Has that ever happened to you? Block, block, block! Think that would make a good theme? Yikes, I just gave myself shivers! I threw some acrylic paint on an arch (with scraps of music glued on), then took saran wrap and smeared it around. There's some lace covered with blue and brown inks. But wow, Thursday night, and I'm finally satisfied!
A new week at TMTA brings the challenge of the letter E. I had just received a few stamps from Teesha Moore's website...one was Einstein. How was that for great timing? I playing with my copic markers (aren't they great?) and golden paints...the background postage sheet comes from Flights of Fancy. Perhaps it's a little rough, but I had a good time putting it together, and that's what it's all about, isn't it?
Jewels - ah, lovely jewels! This is the theme at Dans Ma Maison Il Ya this week. I made a narrow house, painted it with acrylics, used some scrap and jewels interspersed, some more acrylics and a gorgeous image (do forgive me, I can't recall from where she comes) and there it is. Hope you like it!
At first, I didn't know if I'd participate, but then I found myself coating watercolor paper with gesso, then Golden irridescent fine gold, Nickel Azo Gold, copper and some silver, then I covered it all with black gesso and rubbed some off before it dried. I put on my image and began applying glitter...there's glitter at the top, around the figure, on her and around the Happy Mardi Gras words. And last but not least, the feathers at the top. And viola, there's the arch I didn't think would happen
Here's my offering for a challenge to use hearts in a different way. This attractive lady is wearing wings which are hearts. I sprayed the background with My Tattered Angels - Terra Cotta, Olive and Walnut Gold. The stamp is from the Tim Holtz collection...meant to be stitches, but I think it serves well for kisses, too.
I really do enjoy the weekly challenge at Gothic Arches. There are so many outstanding artists there, I find myself really challenged to keep up and create pieces that I'm proud of...I started one arch that I thought I had some good ideas to create, but as I did, I really didn't care much for it. I have some lovely images from Alpha Stamps, so here's the arch I finally came up with. And now, I'm off to bed!
Here's a new challenge site I found and decided I would see if I could do something for it. I sprayed watercolor paper with walnut ink, then used My Tattered Angels Walnut Gold to give it some shine. I just like glitter! :o) The stamp is from Stampers Anonymous and the figure and rose are from an old collage sheet - I just didn't have anyplace to use it...but it was perfect here! German scrap in white and purple became my border and I was done.
Gayle Page Robak is the hostess at Gothic Arches this week and she gave us a challenge of a tag on our arch. I used stamp pad inks, just slip slapped them on, some stamps and then the tag was sprayed with Vintage Pink from My Tattered Angels and copper was used with the stamp, except for the word "Fly" and the crow...black marker courtesy of my granddaughter.
Born and raised a city girl (Chicago). Now I live 23 miles south of D.C. Have loved art all my life. Primarily self taught. Raised 3 sons solo and they are my pride and joy. I have a 7 yr old granddaughter and a 2 year old grandson. They are the apples of my eye, and I hope they will love art as I do.