Thursday, 25 March 2010

string, nails and an old fork for PDCC#22

 
I know, I know, but that taupe just said 'string' to me, although when I got the string out it was almost white!  Still, I liked my idea and being more of a painty, sploshy person, it was Adirondack Acrylic Dabbers that I had in these colours.


So after fighting with the string in order to crochet a flower, I then painted it with 'pebble' before putting some 'pool' and 'red pepper' highlights on there.    Adding the beads did relax me after my tussle but the flower looked a bit big and chunky on it's own...


...so I had a hunt around amongst my canvases and discovered one I'd not finished on a workshop.  It was one of Sue's workshops and I just aDoRe the cute nails hammered in around the sides.  Malc was rather suspicious that I'd been raiding his garage but was satisfied when I told him they were Sue's own nails, not even pinched from her hubby lol.  With just a slight alteration, the canvas now looks like this:


which I'm thrilled with, although it might still gain something around the stem of the flower.  It would be a word but for some reason, Malc hates words on artwork, and I rather fancy putting this one on the wall.

I would LoVe to see some mixed media pieces in the play date challenge this week; they can be small, they don't have to be this ambitious ;)

Don't forget to check out the other design team member's blogs,  there are some stunning cards this week, and you can read up on what got Stephanie into this stamping lark here.

Have a great week!!

28 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

How FUN is this little project?! Really creative way to use this week's colors dearie : ) xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a wonderful Mixed Media piece, just lovin' the way you used the colors in the cool flower!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OMGoodness--love that utensil handle! And the whole project--wow! Great job:) LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Happy PDCC day:)

JeanFB said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Loooooove it! You are magical with paint and yarn. This canvas is delightful.

Julie said...

This is fabulous, Sarah--I love it! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Helen said...

I love the way you take the challenges to another dimension; this is just gorgeous. I love the way you've used the colours - and the fork!

Carol Q said...

brilliant idea and gorgeous as well!

Laura said...

what a creative project! looks wonderful :). i love the fork idea ...hehe

Hugs,
Laura

Ruby said...

This is SO cool Sarah, I LOVE it! What a FAB idea and I'm loving that handle, fab!! I'd love to hang something like that up in my studio. Can't wait to join in on your workshop soon! :o)

Suzanne C said...

Love all the textures, details and layer of media. Gorgeous! The background is every bit as lovely as the flower.

Diane said...

Ooooh, what a cool little piece this is!!

Michele said...

Wow - this is fab, Sarah!

Stephanie Kraft said...

What a creative and fun project, Sarah! I love how you always think outside the box!! Your flower is fabulous!!

Keri said...

Wow, what an interesting card. So beautiful and I love all the neat textures!

Axes DesigNs said...

omy! THIS IS so pretty!! I love the flower and the steam WOW!! congratulations!

PaperMomma said...

One of the most creative cards I've ever seen!!! Wow, Sarah this is gorgeous!

Rita said...

Menina, que lindo seu blog! Seus trabalhos são maravilhosos!!!
Bjs Rita

Sandra Hall said...

Is there no end to your talent? Crotcheting and nails seem like a mad proffessor kinda combo for art work, but you've sure pulled it off here - its so gorgeous.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Sarah! What an amazing flower! So creative & out of the box! Great showing of this week's PDCC colors!

thekathrynwheel said...

What a fantastic creation - how imaginative. Just love the nails around the edge :-)

kristen said...

Sarah you have a new fan (and P.S.friend ) ! I love your work...oh and YOU got such great birthday gifts...love those vases! xo

Jan said...

Lovin your spoon creation...so unique :)

Lesley said...

VERY different but totally gorgeous!
Lesley x

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Sarah! I think you think up the coolest things! I love it as a brooch and as a flower top!...I'm so happy you liked Julie's gift. A very happy belated birthday to you sweetie! Sending a hug! xoxo Paulette ;)

Jennie said...

This is gorgeous, and on my desk almost finished is a piece very similar to yours, Great minds think alike! lol
Hugs xx

Hanne said...

Fantastic piece! The flower is fantastic!
Hanne

Paul B said...

Gorgeous art - I love the flower and combining it with cutlery is genius :) Px

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow Sarah! This is unbelievably FABULOUS! Would love to try some mixed media. You're soooo inspiring! xxD

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