New ATC! Best viewed large. : )
Quote adapted from Henry David Thoreau.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is
where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
~Henry David Thoreau
For the Altered Art Group January 2009 challenge: “Favourite Poets”
Base of chipboard and one layer of plain white cardstock. I blended chalks at the bottom and right edges, then cut a piece of cardstock from the “Old World” stack, slightly smaller than the ATC, to layer over that. I dotted the chalked edges with pearl sage-green fabric paint.
Next I cut a 3″X3″ piece of cardstock and dyed it with Adirondacks: Cranberry, Meadow, and Butterscotch. I stamped it with black ink and a sand castle stamp and tore the edges around the castle form. Then I rubbed the torn edges in gold ink.
Tim Holtz crackle paint on the left and top edges of the ATC. When this had dried, I painted it up with Stewart Gill Byzantia paints (Cardinale and Cerisanctum), edging that with a Krylon gold-leafing pen. I then attached the sand castle, and stamped and embossed the lettering.
Birthday card. Completed yesterday.
Some new kitty pics! It’s been so long since I posted any…
That’s all for now! : )
Finally I can post this one! 🙂 This was for the Altered Art Group (Flickr) 1st birthday… it went to Wendy kirk in the UK. Thanks to everyone who participated, and especially to Amberwaves for the lovely card I received. : )
My first pair of earring since, to be exact! ; )
I didn’t notice it until it was pointed out to me by a friend, but the earrings to have a Pompeii-ish look to them. This is a result of visiting the exhibit that recently came to our area… I studied the jewelry very carefully, but I little thought it would influence my own work. : )
This isn’t the only pair… I did a couple more where it can be seen more definitely. Coming up soon!
Full day Thursday! IQF opened to the public on Wednesday evening, and we went the following morning. Here are some of the pics I took:
And on to the vendors! Only took us four hours to do the floor this year. I tried to get some pics of the crowds, but was somewhat intimidated by the dirty looks I was getting… apparently they didn’t appreciate having their photos taken.
That’s it for the indoor photos… I’m afraid I don’t do well in crowds. Here are some more I took when I got out, though:
And finally, the goodies I picked up! : )
There were some beads, too. But I hope to display those later in the form of earrings. 😉
That’s all for now! Festival will be breaking down in almost one hour. Still waiting to hear the winners for the TOGC challenge (didn’t participate this year, but am still interested to know!).
And for the cats…
My second hub cap clock is at last complete! Here it is:
A lot of this was loot we picked up off the highways after Hurricane Ike. I made out like a bandit. 😀 This here is a fraction of what we found:
Here are some closeups of different parts of the clock, click for larger views.
It was a lot of work, but I’m very happy with how it turned out! To see my previous hub cap clock, click here: https://paperbouquet.wordpress.com/2007/08/05/nine-links/
I think I’m on to something new. I do have some clock pics to post later, but that’s not it. I think I’m headed for another change in style! More later…
New card! Off season, but still fun. : ) I used SG on crackle paint, crackle paint on beverage napkins, and my glue-stick stencil embossing technique on this one.
And there is a NEW kitty in town! Iris came to us in early March… over the months she has become more attached to us, and now is a permanent fixture on our driveway:
She sleeps in that gazebo there, has a food bowl and blanket on the porch, and drinks out of our water gardens. Cold night she sleeps in our utility room. She also participated in nummy-nummies with the indoor cats from time to time:
That’s Chloe in the background… as you can see, the other kitties haven’t exactly warmed up to her just yet! : ) Afternoons, I go out back to read the newspaper, sometimes she helps:
She enjoys the sunshine and fresh air of the outdoors, I know we could never make her an indoor cat:
I think it’s the new admin set-up for WordPress… it’s not as intuitive as it used to be, and I haven’t had time to adjust. I miss the old WordPress!!! : (
Anyways, though I haven’t blogged in the longest time, I’ve been making plenty, and will be catching up as I can. Relatively recent ATC here. : )
I’m keeping busy elsewhere, challenges in Altered Art, and a secret-sister swap now… commemorative of our 1st birthday, coming up on December 17th! This is AA’s first swap, and the first I’ve ever organized.
I’m also hoping to do a blog giveaway for Christmas this year! We’ll see how that pans out… More later. : )