Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Flowers in a Bed of Gold

Flowers is the theme for Arty Girlz this week and Gold the theme for CBH. Both link together beautifully and I created this small 6x6 mixed media piece combining the two. I first collaged a strip from an old book down the left-hand side and added blue chalk eye to it. I then added gold paint to the right and dried with a heat gun so that it bubbled to add texture to the surface. I then used stamps from Tim Holtz, Stamps Away, Prima and Cherry Pie Arts to stamp the background and flowers on book pages. I then cut out and coloured the stamped flowers and attached to the background, filling the centres with gold paint. The petals are curled so they lift off the surface of the backgound. Detail shots are below. Hope you like the end result, it was hard to photograph the gold and get it to look gold!!

14 comments:

Cynthia said...

Hi Sally, this is so pretty, I love all the texture.

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful mixed media!!

AliMayes said...

I love all the effects on this little piece. What great ideas you have.
Ali xx

Christina said...

OHH I love theis gently falling flowers fantastic!

vintage wil said...

Ohhh its gorgeous !
great image and colors!!!

lilibulle said...

waw!!! beautifull!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This is beautiful!

Brenda said...

I love this, beautiful.

crissi said...

wow love it love it love it

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

This is beautiful sally, love the colours!

Julie

Quietfire Style said...

Love the gold!! What a great piece! Thanks so much for taking the Created byhand Challenge!

Silvia said...

Oh, it looks beautiful.

Wendi said...

I think this is stunning so beautiful I also love your dragonfly hearts
Wendi

Lorraine said...

love that background it almost resembles embossed metal..thanks for your great comments on my blog