Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chapter 11: STRIPES! Week 3

"At the two-yard peg she faced round, and said, 'A pawn goes two squares in its first move, you know.So you'll go VERY quickly through the Third Square--by railway, I should think--and you'll find yourself in the Fourth Square in no time. Well, THAT square belongs to Tweedledum and Tweedledee--the Fifth is mostly water--the Sixth belongs to Humpty Dumpty--But you make noremark?''I--I didn't know I had to make one--just then,' Alice faltered out."- Chapter 11, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There Happy new year! When I think of Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, I always think stripes and plaids. Lewis Carroll does not mention the patterns they are wearing, but so many illustrations and movies have clad them in mismatched stripes and patterns. Your challenge this month is to use STRIPES

Jenny Doh, formerly the managing editor of the famous Stampington publications, has started an artist's community website called CRESCENDOh. There is an online shop selling all kinds of things including charming CRESCENDOh clear stamps, including the Alice in Wonderland by Danita set that the design team is showing off. But the heart of the site is all the stories; stories by artists of all kinds, stampers, quilters, paper crafters. Each shares a tale of how art has changed their life. For some it is a joyous outlet, but for many others it has been a way to stay afloat in times of tragedy or grief. As I thought about this challenge, the theme of STRIPES seemed appropriate. Stripes decorate circus tents and tents of the knights of old. Stripes are birthday wrapping paper and elegant Regency wallpaper. Stripes are the traditional garb of prisoners, and stripes are also how the marks of a whip are described. Stripes can represent so many different things, and the creative process has been many things to the people who have contributed stories to the CRESCENDOh site.
Author Jenny Doh is donating a signed copy of her latest book, Art Saves, which is not only full of eye candy but is also full of the stories of how art changes lives. "Discover not only the HOW but also the WHY, through the stunning projects and unique stories of 20 exciting multi-media artists." Thanks so much to Jenny for contributing such a meaningful prize to start off 2012!

Enter your project featuring stripes by Friday, Jan. 27. The winner will be announced the following Sunday. As always, entries that feature Wonderland will have two chances at the random drawing instead of one. You may enter as often as you like but each entry must be on a separate post. All posts must mention and link back to the challenge.

This week my art piece is a mixed media plaque. It has been a tough week, I have been sick with pneumonia, I have been sick since before Christmas. It hit me hard this week. I was also asked to make some projects for CHA using the Cosmo Cricket line.

So here you go here is my project for this month of stripes
I took a 6" X 12" board and gessoed it and painted the background. Set aside to dry, took mini canvas and added paper from graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland, also set aside to dry. I then took to coloring my images with colored pencils. Blending with Gamasol. I love these little images. I could color them over and over again. I cut them out and then adhered them to the little canvas. I Have not put a finish on this as I think I will be adding a coat of wax to it. I think it will look fabulous with wax. I could not put it on now as my lungs are weak.

Here are some close ups of the mini canvas

Here is one that I was just playing with. It is kinda of a "Where's Waldo"

So that's it for me this week. I am hoping for a feeling better kind of week for me. It is time.

Now off you go......check out this weeks inspiration by the Altered Alice design team members. Then go get your stripes going and join in on the challenge.


Erin said...

Super cute project. I hope your feeling better soon. Either P or I have been sick since Christmas. I'm sure tired of being tired.

DonnaMundinger said...

I just love how bold and graphic this is! The adorable images stand out so well against the black and on the fab little canvasses. Love it! xxD