Thursday, March 21, 2013

plaudit: noun

an act or round of applause
 enthusiastic approval — usually used in plural

Anything But a CardChallenge 15 Spring or Alice in Wonderland

OK, so Tracy went away for a week to play for a week while she was in Las Vegas. So, maybe I whinned a little too much because the girls from the Mixed Media Monday Nights group assigned....ASSIGNED me something to do...geez...bossy sweet friends! lol
Actually, I loved every minute of it and want to thank them for the push incentive to create this piece.

 They gave me a list of things to use:

Lori - butterfly....who started the whole idea!
Mary - gesso and bubble wrap
Jean - the color yellow
Anna - book text and she found the quote for me to use too!
OK, so I'm thinking this piece will work well for this ABAC challenge on a couple of levels. First, when I think of spring I think of butterflies. Here, I gessoed book text, inked it with Ranger's Dylusions and then ran it through the printer for the butterflies which I fussy cut out. I outlined the veins with my Faber Castell PITT pen in black. .
 I couldn't remove the yellow from the above picture,  but it does show how I gave one butterfly some dimension with my Helmar's Liquid Scrapdots. I really do love this stuff!! I also am in love with the Goosebumps spray that gave this ink such a wonderful dimension.
 I also think this piece fulfills some of the Alice in Wonderland criteria as it has watches embossed with modling paste using the Crafter's Workshop stencil TCW 201S. I spritzed some Imagine Goosebumps spray before spreading out the Ranger's Distress stains ( using water ). Wonderful effect, will be using this more!

Rabbit quotes on time from Alice in Wonderland:
"Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!"
[singing] I'm late / I'm late / For a very important date. / No time to say "Hello, Goodbye". / I'm late, I'm late, I'm late."
Walrus quote
 “The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings” 
Then used my Distress Stains as splats. I hit them hard onto the board and it gives a wonderful ...splat!
My finished wall hanging:

Daler Rowney - gesso
Ranger - Distress Stains
Imagine - Goosebump spray
Crafters Workshop - stencil
Really Reasonable Ribbon - cording
Faber Castell - PITT pen
Helmar - Liquid Scrapdots
Thank you ladies, it's already hanging up in the Art MoB


Von said...

I love it -- and was extremely impressed with your ability to create upon demand, as it were. :-) As you know, it inspired me to do a textural piece with yellow background too - so thank you for that inspiration!

Sharing My Thoughts said...

I can't believe you didn't share the definition of "splat"! lol You did great Sandee and I love how you take all the teasing so sweetly. :-) If someone is comfortable enough to tease you.....they must love you! <3

Nana said...

Beautiful, your are very talented. Loving those butterflys.

Hugs Nana

Mary Friederichsen said...

Sandee this is GORGEOUS!!
I love all of the dimension and the ink affects!
Thank you for sharing it with us!
Blessings and Hugs,

Unknown said...

Totally beautiful and well done for meeting all the criteria given. You certainly are a busy lady with all your DT work and MOB activity.

Redanne said...

I love butterflies, I love that butterfly quote and I love this piece, it is so very beautiful Sandee, so glad they forced, I mean asked you to play! Hugs, Anne x

Craftychris said...

An amazing wall hanging - its beautiful! I love all the techniques you use xx

Jean said...

So glad we were there to force, encourage, you. No sure how you would have managed this without our commands, suggestions:)

Love the clocks and all the texture on this!!

Winnie said...

Thank you for the kind visit and comment about my tea party! Made my morning. Love visiting you as I learn a lot. I have a bottle of goosebumps spray that I was gifted and never knew what to do with it. I will give it a try, and also try and find that liquid glue dot stuff (first I am hearing of it.) Your piece is amazing. The texture alone is just wonderful. Sounds like you played a version of Iron Chef with a bunch of fun ingredients!

Pam said...

WOW Sandee this is beautiful! The butterflies look real.

LiliansArt said...

Really really love that background, great texture!

Kay Wallace said...

Love your outcome, Sandee, but really enjoyed seeing the step-by-step photos of the process! You are a true artist!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic project. the background textures look wonderful, love the vibrant butterflies as well.
Yvonne x said...

Sandee what a fun post. Love all the textures! Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card this time.

Christy said...

Such great texture on this!!! LOVE IT! :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card!! :) :) :)

Julia S-W said...

Sorry I haven't visited in a little while but I'm back!
This is a beautiful little hanging Sandee. I love how you've added the texture and the colours are gorgeous.
Hope you are well and the weather isn't too bad for you.
Happy Easter and take care.
Juliax(thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card too!)

Diana Fernandez said...

Wow! What an awesome creation! I'm so inspired to make something to hang on my wall! And what a great bunch of friends to give you a little creative push! Thanks for joining us at anything but a card this time!