Wednesday, February 11, 2009

ArtyGirlz "Flowers" Challenge

Had so much fun with my very first challenge - I decided to give this one a try too.

This one is also an ATC - but is made of illustration board, so it is quite heavy and stiff. I used my watercolor crayons to make a background in black and pink. After that dried, I took some silvery bead caps and pounded them flat - they made quite nice little silvery flowers! I glued them to the ATC. Then I took a peyote stitch beadwoven panel I had made earlier, and had no idea what to do with it - to the top of the ATC.

I'm not fond of black at all - so am not so sure about this one - but I wanted to tie into the border on the beadweaving (have no memory of where I found the pattern for the pretty flower in it).

It was fun, and it was something I ordinarily wouldn't do, using colors I usually don't use....so was a bit 'outside the box' for me....be interested in hearing what you think!!

Here it is:

I'm getting quite addicted to these challenges, and to finding new uses for the materials I have on hand...

2 comments:

Julie said...

This is fantastic Trish, a great take on our challenge

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz once again

Julie xx

K said...

Just found your blog via the wire challenge on Arty Girlz and I love both of your ATCs, the music one is great (I'm a musician as well :) and this one is superb!!
Bye, Kitty