"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Friday, November 27, 2015

Enchanting Lilac Gown to add to the Exquisite Gown Series

I don't often get long periods of time to create, and when they do come around, it's such a treat to 
pull out a piece of mixed media paper and start filling up my tray of  paints, stamps, ribbons, laces and whatever inspires me at the moment.  Here's a lovely gown with beautiful textures on the coat and skirt. The photo looked so shabby elegant and inspired me to add her to the Exquisite Gown Series.  By the way. How many items is considered a collection or series?  Is three enough?  Hmmm...as long as I'm feeling the inspiration, I'll make a few more. ;)

Before I start to work, I gather all my supplies on a tray and then I work out some techniques, stamps, and tests colors.  My intent was to choose the best of what was on the sample page, and then start again on a new piece of paper. In this case, I used my sample page as my background.You can see all the juxtapositions of textures, patterns, stamping and colors. Looks busy, but kind of interesting. 

Thanks for looking. I hope you come back to visit the next gown.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Exquisite Gown for Thirst for Creativity Sketch Challenge

 Another exquisite gown to add to the series.
The sketch from Thirst for Creativity
was the perfect showcase for this peachy gorgeous
and elegant gown to add to the Exquisite Gown Collection. 
So, off I went digging
through collected treasures to work
with this piece and decided that the perfect
element would be a piece of chipboard.
Here I have tried to mirror the texture on the right
hand side of the exquisite gown.  

The texture on the chipboard was created by
adding a small intricate lace image
on top of colors of the dress and
then heat set with a white embossing powder.
Some more close ups.

This piece of art was created on a 9 x 12 mixed media paper from Canson.
Thirst for Creativity Sketch No. 32 is currently ongoing until December 5, 2015.  You can find the challenge here.

Thank you for visiting, and I hope I have inspired you to create a series of your own.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Exquisite Gown Series (one of many I hope) inspired by Scrap Around the World Challenge

You know when you have that one photo that you have used before on a creation but didn't quite like the end result? This is that photo for me.  So, here's my chance to make it right...well, maybe. ;) Isn't that dress lovely? I adore this color combination of blue, blue gray, and white featured in this months inspiration board at Scrap Around the World. My take on the board focuses on the photo of those little tiny blue gray houses sitting on what looks to be a gray textured and pattern quilt. The warm glow emanating from the windows add a touch of warmth to this chilly cool palette.

My creation was created on a 9 x 12 paper from a mixed media Canson tablet.

I don't normally create with a photo that is not family related, but when I saw this palette, I had to work with that photo. The luxurious and exquisite fabric so rich and ornate prompted me to think about creating a collection of similar photos with these types of gowns. I haven't felt this inspired to create in ages (thank you Tiphanie from Scrap Around The World for igniting my creative muse again.) I started another Exquisite Gown page just after finishing this one.

I am entering this page in the Scrap Around the World challenge.
 Scrap Around the World Inspiration Board:

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