Monday, January 22, 2007

When do you know you're done???

As most of my blog readers know, I have been working on a Cabinet of Curiosities challenge that is being hosted by Bonnie and Artsymama. One of my goals (actually my main goal) for the new year is to be more creative and experiment more. This challenge is the perfect avenue for that and this prompt #2 was exactly along those lines.

Kari (artsymama) hosted our prompt #2 with some wonderful facts about curiosity and how exactly that plays into our creative process. The prompt this week also featured Sally Jean Alexander's process for creating collage. I have recently started using this technique (I used it for my Create A Beautiful Life canvas posted below). Basically it is a wonderful cheat for those of us that aren't so comfortable with creating collages (and that is definitely me!) Basically, you place slips of paper with words/techniques on them in a jar (mine are in a wonderful toile matchstick holder that sits above my work space) and then you draw out 6 or so of them to use on your piece.

Here is my resulting piece. My words were: paint, stamp, sand, ribbon, text, bling, and surprise (this is anything that you want to choose...I chose buttons). It really does help to create the collage look, but I have an awful time when I do these knowing whether or not I am really done. LOL! I absolutely adore the collage look and continue to strive for perfection. I haven't made it yet, but I sure am having fun getting messy and trying.

Lots more to create today so I am off for now!
smiles,
christi

8 comments:

ArtsyMama said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I love the colors you used and the overall style and feel. Great work:) Yes, this technique really is challenging, but that's the fun, right?!! So glad you're enjoying it. Your work is always so inspiring:) Cheers!
Kari

Kathy said...

You use such beautiful colours and images Christi, they work so well together. I've nearly finished mine and couldn't resist seeing how others have turned out.

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

I'm another fan of your color combination! Your piece is very "restful" feeling to me.

Bonnie said...

The colors are wonderful. It all flows so well together. It is peaceful.

Ann(i)e said...

love your cabinet of curiousity work! So wish I could play along, but have too much on at the moment (like brand new baby...hehe)
I also love your I confess layout...such a cool picture of you!
XO

gudrun said...

Ireally LOVE your pages for artsymamas Challenge.
(I have looked at your beautyful "a deck of you"-cards as well...Isn't it funny we partisipate in the same challenges once again.. ;-)
I'll definately pop into your blog once in a while this year too look at your cards and all your beautyful art. ;)

MyMosaicMind said...

I love the colors in your collage! And your "confess" scrapbook page is so cool. Maybe I'll have to try something like that about myself. :-) -Ginger

Monica said...

Love how you use colors together. The page is very refreshing!

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