Friday, January 9, 2009

"Flourishes"



I finally worked on a small art project today . . . (click on the photo to see more detail) . . . this ATC was inspired by last Tuesday's Created By Hand challenge to use flourishes in a piece of art. I know, it's not Tuesday anymore, but unfortunately, I've been plagued by migraines this week, more than usual, and since the stuff I take for the headaches makes me shaky, I have more difficulty than usual when I try to create little pieces of art--and I use the term "art" loosely, as I don't really feel I am good enough to call myself an artist--at least, not yet. At any rate, I used an image I got from The Vintage Stamper, (Nancy Dooren), the wings are from Paper Whimsy, and, after using some flourish stamps and embellishments, I used glittery embossing powder on the larger flourish and glittered the wings, (the glitter doesn't show up very well in the photo), with crystal Stickles. Then I edged the ATC with a copper Cat's Eye ink pad from Colorbox. I'm hoping to try some more challenges soon!

14 comments:

koala said...

Love the pictures!

Kelly said...

beautiful atc!

Glenda said...

That's so pretty.

I love the look of your blog.


Ciao

KardKrazy said...

Gee, it looks like "art" to me:).
You've made fantastic use of that image...what an absolutely love ATC:)

Gladie said...

Oh my gosh - this ATC is so beautiful! Love your blog :)

Robin said...

This is a beautiful ATC. Wishing you better health for 2009 and keep creating art - you are a wonderful artist!

Wildflower Cabin said...

It's just beautiful! You did a wonderful job! It's so nice to meet you. Thank you for your kind and sweet comments on my past and present blogs. It's fun to hear you once lived so close to where I live now. I agree, we do have a lot in common (comparing our profiles). I will surely be back to visit your lovely blog often.
God's blessings to you!
Janice

Sheri said...

How gorgeous! I really want to learn to do these. This is one of the most beautiful ones I've seen.

Pianca said...

This is very beautiful. You have made very detailed work.This is so delicate.

vintage wil said...

Love the pictures!!!

Chriss Rollins said...

Hello Jann,

sorry it's been a while since i was over life has been getting in the way.

This wonderful piece is a truely gorgeous piece of ART I was so pleased to be able to enlarge and see it fully.

Sorry to hear you have not been too good with the migraines and do hope that they are few and far between for you.

Wishing you a happy and creative 2009.

have a wonderful weekend.

chriss x

Back Through Time said...

That is darling!! you did a wonderful job. Hope you are having a creative weekend
Michelle

Lydia said...

Jann,

"A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart IS an ARTIST".
Louis Nizer

The ATC is very sweet:)
Lydia xo

Terri said...

This is a wonderful ATC. She is a beauty.