Saturday, May 9, 2009

Awfully Big Art Adventure Photo Challenge

Well I decided to go in for this challenge this time around as I liked the photo that was supplied for it and I wanted to have a play with beeswax as a coating.  I put some antique music sheet from a marching music book that I got from an antique store onto the background and lucky for me it had the title of "The Little Widow" which I thought suited it so I wanted to get the title into the frame. I printed the pic out onto copy paper and then just used my Stampin' Up! ink pads in Real Rust, More Mustard and a Versacolour in Beige Sand and used a sponge dauber to apply it all.  I stamped a butterfly with black Staz On onto an overhead projector sheet and cut around it.  I then used Kindy Glitz Gold to highlight some sections and my white SU gel pen to add some differing highlights.  I have used Tim Holtz photo corners and an unknown tag embellishment and lastly I coated the whole piece with melted natural unrefined beeswax.  I really like how it turned out.  I might have to make another one very soon lol.

That's it for now.
In the meantime. . . 
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy


Fi said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Michelle, hope you are feeling better, I love your art work - it is beautiful and love that image.

Rose said...[Reply to comment]

this is too fantastic!!!! WOW :D thanks for all the kind words you laeve on my blog, and how is the bussiness paperwork and planing comming? i would love to be able to visit your shop one that would be the perfect reason to buy a ticket to a country i've always wanted to visit :D wonder if DH would see it the same as I do LOL

Rosie said...[Reply to comment]

The beeswax has given this a very misty/vintage feel. Seeing the past without clarity and through a mist of years? Great work and good to have you with us in our challenge!
Rosie ABAA

Jaqi said...[Reply to comment]

Oh Wow, this is wonderful, you seem to have the beeswax technique down to a fine art it looks great. I adore the butterfly and the TH photo corners really finish off the piece, Thank you so much for joining in the challenge, my aunt would be pleased with your entry, its lovely, Jaqi

Linda said...[Reply to comment]

Great work Michelle - thanks for joining in with us.....
Linda x