Friday, 26 June 2009

TGiF Alphabet

It is Friday again - so soon and over on their site the challenge this week is Alphabet.

I popped over to Jo Capper-Sandon's blog where I saw her latest gorgeous work of art for the theme - which prompted me to have a go.

It is hot here - very hot - and very humid - the sort of weather where you just want to flop and doze - but I thought I would have a go.

Sadly I did not achieve anything anywhere near Jo's standard - I even printed out a picture of hers to inspire me - but what was in my head didn't translate into reality - so instead I just played about.

I loved the way that Paula had made these cards on Wednesday cutting out parts of quote stamps, so I thought I might try that.

After many goes, I failed miserably at that too. (She can't make jam though so I am giving her some LOL) Edited to say that apparently Paula can make jam - I see a competition coming some time soon LOL

This is what I ended up with (Click to enlarge)



The mount board I painted with shades of blue ink, and tried to get a cloudy effect.

I stamped all the images on, and outlined some with white pen (as Paula had done on one of her cards). I did cut out some pieces of quote, but only one turned out OK. The other I stamped straight on to the board. Tim Holtz stamps in this set look 'grungy' it's not me smudging them - honest!

The 'd' (for disaster or dream) is punched out of card, which I painted black and embossed - that actually looks good in real life!

Off to cook the crumble, which I should have done instead to messing about in my studio shed - and 'd' for dream that one day I will master this arty crafty lark.

And when I have finished all that, put my chickens away, tidied up my things in the studio, I will just have time to make tea before I run out of energy.

Have a good weekend everyone

21 comments:

Luisa Migon said...

He he!!! It's perfect!!!

Jennie said...

It's loverly :)

Sandy said...

Wow this is fantastic.
Gorgeous piece. Love them.

Thanks Lottie for your wonderful entry to TGiF.

Paula said...

love it miss lottie.....dont want to rock the boat - but I can make jam *pokes tongue out* mind you,yours will taste better than the ones I ever made!

Lori Saul said...

I love the stamping and the shape of your piece is wonderful!

José said...

Beautiful!!! Don't bring yourself down. It's a great piece.

Char said...

Lovely collage. I love the shape you chose.

Taluula said...

It's gorgeous, love the blue.

lisa said...

Lovely Lottie. The blue is so cool for a hot day!!!!

Lisax

hastingshall2 said...

Beautiful, Lori. Nothing feeble about it at all. It's very creative and lovely.
Faye

Faye said...

Oops, Lottie. I'm sorry I got your name wrong.

sam21ski said...

Brilliant Lottie and lovely surroundings too!!!

Momiji said...

great piece..love the birds in flight

herminesplace said...

Lovely, great stamps

lorhen82 said...

I love the images you used! ~Lori

Claireabelle said...

It's fabulous Lottie
xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow! This is incredible, Lottie! It's elegant and beautiful.

Janny said...

Lovely!

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic piece !

Queenly Things said...

"D" for delicious as I'm sure that crumble turned out to be.
The card is lovely and the background really does look cloudy and "dreamy."

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

You do make me smile :0))) lol @ edit to say Paula can make jam rofl

Your artwork is wonderful Lottie. Great composition and beautiful soft colouring.