Sunday, 28 November 2010

Something A Little Different

I’m slowly being challenged to get off the page and trying other things “arty” – yes I’ve scrapped for 10 years but can’t quite come to call myself an artist, still I sat down the other week, looked at my stash of everything crafty and thought “hmmmm what can i do here that is a little different”
Well I came up with the following – actually I made quite a few but these were the two that i gave away at my Crop for a Cause workshop last weekend.072
I guess you have to start somewhere – and this was the result – I've decided it’s time to get a little adventurous – though this doesn’t look like much  i had lots of fun with the glimmer mists and making the backgrounds.
Then at the crop I decided to get down and dirty and cover this rejected dressform from work in my favourite colours. Yes its big - it stands almost as tall as me.  Its a rejects left over from designing the CHA stand so thought this may look good on my wall in my bedroom (not sure hubby thinks so).  I ended up covered in glue cause in the end my paint brush just wasn’t cutting it and found it was just as easy to paint the smother on the glue with my hands - literally.  Yep i was filthy dirty - and loved it.
It was so much fun and even better as i didn’t really have to think about what i was doing – just ripping and sticking – another day of  playing and experimenting – now looking forward to another day of play.


Rebecca Beattie said...

I'm glad you have been trying something a little different cause I was lucky to get one of your canvas creations and it has already started to inspire me! Thanks Mel, I really am treasuring having something in my scrap room from a lovely friend! Mine is the 'She believed she could so she did' The canvases and dressform are just stunning. xxx

Shelley said...

I love the stand its gorgeous if you go over to my site www.shelleysland.blogspot you will see the one i did for a friends birthday.

Liz said...

Love them!

Sherry said...

Love the canvases!!! and the dress form!