Thursday, February 17, 2011

Inspiration heaven......

That's where I've been for the past couple weeks!  Used my Christmas gift cards to buy art books...four really, really good ones plus a Stampington Journaling magazine.

I have been inspired to try some new, and some old, collage and painting techniques.

One of my favorite of the four books is Pam Carriker's "Art at the Speed of Life".  This is what that book has inspired me to do.....so far. 

IMG_0229This is a 12"x12" canvas, the background is collage and acrylic paint, the little dress is canvas covered with gauze, cheese cloth and plaster then collaged and painted.  So fun to do!

Join me at Vintage Inspiration FridayThe Answer is Chocolate's Open House Link Party.

8 comments:

High Street Cottage said...

This is very cool! Amazing work!
I have the honor of being your linky neighbor over at Debra's Common Ground, have a wonderful weekend, xoxo tami

Annie Joy said...

Beautiful! Isn't it fun to spend gift cards on books are art materials? Annie

Karen said...

You have shown us such wonderful ideas to try. I would never dream up any of these things on my own. I am so in awe of your talent!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is so beautiful! I love the colors, textures, everything! Thanks so much for linking up to my Open House.

Nook & Cranny said...

This dress is so precious. I would not of thought it was made with the products used at first glance.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Betsy said...

Love those gift cards, I usually spend mine on books too, or in the antique shops;-) This creation is beautiful. The dress is adorable and I like the pattern piece in the background.
So pretty.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Such great inspiration, and such a darling and creative collage. The baby dress is just precious! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!
xo,
Debra

Mary said...

This is beautiful! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your journal on my "Top Ten Favorite picks from Masterpiece Monday #7, at Boogieboard Cottage. Hope you're having a great weekend! Mary :O)