Saturday, May 14, 2011

Chapter 4-Week 3


Alice sighed wearily. `I think you might do something better with the time,' she said, `than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.'

`If you knew Time as well as I do,' said the Hatter, `you wouldn't talk about wasting IT. It's HIM.'

`I don't know what you mean,' said Alice.

`Of course you don't!' the Hatter said, tossing his head contemptuously. `I dare say you never even spoke to Time!'

`Perhaps not,' Alice cautiously replied: `but I know I have to beat time when I learn music.'

`Ah! that accounts for it,' said the Hatter. `He won't stand beating.'

-- Chapter 7, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Time marches on so it's time for a new challege, and the challenge is to make something that represents TIME! Take your time, you have until May 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4:00) to show us YOUR timely creation!

Our sponsor this month is Fresh Brewed Designs, and they have some fabulous Alice in Wonderland digi images that some of the design team will be using. The randomly chosen winner of this month's challenge will receive five digi stamps of their choice from the Fresh Brewed Designs store!

While it is not required that you use Alice in Wonderland images, we do encourage it. Entries that feature some aspect of Wonderland will be entered twice for the prize drawing!

My inspiration this month is something I have never done before. All this stuff was sitting on my desk and I thought....try it! So here is the outcome......

I knew when I spotted this design from Fresh Brewed Designs, I had to have it. It speaks to me. So when I looked at it and the theme was TIME, I have so many people that I miss since I have moved to Colorado I knew excatley what I needed to say.
Time stands still without you! I guess somethimes thats the way I feel. The tear, yeah, I shead some of them from time to time.
Okay enough of the soft to do.....
Fluid matte medium is the whole key to this piece. I took a piece of cardboard and brushed the medium on added Graphic 45 paper "A Proper Gentlemen Collection Timely Point of View". Again brush medium over it and apply some muslin over it and ontop of that brush more medium over it to get all of the air bubbles out and make sure it is really stuck down. (ha at this point I was wondering if this was even gonna work) I had pre traced the design from Fresh Brewed Designs onto some plain white tissue paper and now applied that over the muslin. Be very gentle with this part, once the tissue paper gets wet it get very fragile. Some wrinkles add characture. Let all of this mess dry.
After it was all dried I just took a paintbrush and some Ranger's Distress inks and painted it like a water color. Then outlined it and then distressed the outer edges and thats it. I think that I will be trying this a bit more as I liked the way it turned out. This is something you could do a lot with. You could really crumble up the tissure for more texture. Get a lighter piece of muslin so that it would show thru more. Off to do some sewing.....thanks for stopping by.

Sorry blog went on late......technical difficulties........ME!
 I put in the wrond date, duh!


Georgia Peach said...

Love your card. The colors are great. What a great idea.

Erin said...

This is so cool how the clocks show through the muslin. You rock!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

WOW! This is amazing, Donna! That image is totally cool and your idea w/ the clock is GENIUS!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just wonderful piece.

CuddlyBunny said...

This is an excellent, beautiful piece!

I also appreciate the description of technique as I really, really REALLY wanted to know how you'd done this! :)

I hope you're having a great, artsy weekend!