Sunday, 27 October 2013

ATC challenge with the theme, "Seeing Red"

I have had problems with timing of my ATC challenge on PDA, making up for some lost time I had to arrange to cram a couple of challenges to end in October. This is the second of those challenges.

In the first card, I built up a background using craft papers using small pieces in varying shades of red, from pink to dark red. After this I stamped a looped line in a terra cotta colour in several areas and then a few areas of silver. I added a main image, which was a portrait of a model in a red hat. Lastly, I added two pieces of holographic wrapping paper with heart shapes.

A very simple card. The background was a red wrapping paper with silver stars and the main image of a robin was layered over the background. A roughly torn entry from a dictionary for the word RED was added at an angle to the branch at the bottom of the card to create balance.

I should be doing more with collage and mixed media but I am spreading my artistic endeavours very thinly at the moment, my own fault but I can't seem to stop taking up more challenges : music, art, poetry and photography. I want to do it all. Something will probably give sooner or later.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

ATC Challenge; with a theme of Solitude

I am finding it difficult to create art by crafting at the moment, as opposed to painting. The major reason is that my stuff (stash) is packed away and I have to select materials before I start to work. And of course pack them away again afterwards. I do make a point of creating a couple of cards for an atc challenge/trade on PDA however. This current challenge has a theme of Solitude, I created two collaged art cards.

In this case I selected the main images/elements and then decided to work up a background by layering; four/five layers of coloured paper. craft papers, metallic candy wrappers and other bits and pieces.

I hope you like them:-

There is no rocket science involved, just basic techniques buut I still feel that it can work. I am not a fan of buying special materials to obtain new effects. I have been known to indulge but KISS has always been my motto as far as art is concerned. I even wrote an article based on quotes from artists of many persuasions. Take a look if you are interested, I would love to hear any comments you may have.