Sunday, July 22, 2012

Making Art Challenge #46 -- YAY!

Finally managed to get one done before 11 pm on the due date, LOL!!  Lovely List-Mama Lori over at Everything Wendy Vecchi threw down gauntlet #46:  Using Page #33 of Wendy Vecchi's Third Making Art Book as our inspiration, MAKE ART!!  The gist?  Use a circle as a base, 3 buttons and at least one Wendy Vecchi stamp!  Here's what I came up with:
Started with a 5 inch circle art parts frame.  Covered the pieces with coordinating paper from 7 Gypsies' Lille collection.  On the base stamp, I used a bit of Antique Linen to darken the paper, then background stamped with the Bubbles from She Created Art in Tea Dye.  Topped that off with the Splatters from Ticket to Art in Wild Honey.  A few bits of the Queen Anne's Lace from She Created Art in Gathered Twig around the bottom edge and away we went.  On the outer frame, I went a wee bit darker:  dabs of Tea Dye ink and the funky square background from Optical Art in Rusty Hinge, all edged in Vintage Photo.  I spritzed the top frame layer with Perfect Pearls mist in Pearl.  Ummm...helpful tip...a LITTLE goes a LOOOOONNNNGGG way! (anyone have any thoughts on how to tone it down a bit, once it's done?)

The butterfly is from Tim Holtz, a grunge board die cut, inked in Rusty Hinge.  Same fun background from Optical Art stamped on there in Vintage Photo.  After it dried I topped it with Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint.  Didn't plan on it, but it ended up in the splatter line of the Perfect Pearls mist super sparkly it is!  Butterfly's body is a tiny clock hand that I cut open at the end and bent the antennae. ;-)  Added another Timism with the subway token "Unique" to finish off the butterfly.  The bar sentiment is also from Tim.

Small flowers stamped & cut out from She Created Art.  The larger ones are cut from extra background paper and glassine paper with a Martha Stewart punch. Rick rack is distress stained in Tea Dye.  I used some Wild Honey and Dried Marmalade to liven up the flowers a bit, too.  Be Yourself sentiment is from A Form of Art

The rest of the random goodies are from my stash. 

So, there it is.  What fun!  Wanna play along?  Come join the fun, get inky and Make Art!


Alexandra said...

Angie, this is gorgeous, so many details, and the colours are great too.

Lori said...

Love your interpretation of the challenge theme Angie! Those colors are wonderful too! Thanks so much for joining the MAC!

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful color and the whole vintage feel!

Marjie Kemper said...

Angie, your hanging is GORGEOUS! Love the butterfly and stacked flowers and how you made the two sections with the ribbon/trim. Verrrrry cool. LOL on the mist - yep, a lil goes a long way!