Thursday, October 1, 2009

TGIF Challenge - The Color White



Do you ever have those times in your creative life when you just need to step back and revisit a technique that you enjoy. I usually do this when I'm feeling particularly overwhelmed with the rest of my life. In this case, I took a pack of playing cards and layered gel medium, phone book pages and gesso on top of them until I achieved a look that I liked. The starkness of the gesso on the top layer allows the rest of the collage elements to just jump from the page. These atcs are my submission for the TGIF challenge this week.

24 comments:

Amy said...

AWWW, I love them both so much. These are great Heather. I like the doggie!!

Chris Arlington said...

very pretty, thankyou for sharing
Chris xo

Rein said...

These are lovely!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

The cards turned out beautifully, Heather!!

katrin said...

this looks simply amazing. :-)

LiveArt said...

Aaaaw, how cute!! love both of them!! Very happy feeling to them!!

Linda

vintage wil said...

These ars great Heather!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Heather this sounds like a Fun technique, Love what you did with both of them! Lovely!

herminesplace said...

Both are gorgeous

Moni said...

Sehr schön deine beiden ATC's Heather!

Marilyn Rock said...

Heather; your themed pieces, here, are incredible. Love the white theme and your others are just fantastic. Oh; and I have a soft spot for crows!!!! Absolutely awesome art here! xxoo

Martina2801 said...

They are both spectacular, Heather. Beautiful work!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

very pretty!
hugs Susan

Astrid Maclean said...

Great atcs, particularly like the top one and thanks for sharing how you did them. Hope your life is not too stressful...

Anne (cornucopia) said...

These are beautiful Heather!

joy said...

Love both of your white ATC's, Heather!

Lynifyni said...

Your ATCs are lovely! That's a great technique and you really achieved marvelous results! LynnF

vintagesusie said...

Adorable ATC's, you did the color white proud!!! Well done! :)

Elizabeth said...

Heather! I have just been introduced to you formally by our mutual friend Marilyn!! i have loved your work for a long time- have been drawn to it whenever I see it in the magazines and I am drawn to your work in particular!!! Love what you have done here with the WHite Challenge! I am particularly drawn to whites- white flowers were a favorite of my grnadmothers!!!
Great to meet you and to become an official follower!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Rosie said...

Must try that background technique some time - haven't made any ATCs for a while and these are delicious!

Lorri said...

Gorgeous collage, Love them :)

kotilaiska said...

Both are very sweet, love them

Julia said...

Beautiful and so artistic! Love your blog too !

Trudi Sissons said...

Gorgeous!