Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Autumnal Art

The good folks (a.k.a. local Hoosier gal Kristin Hubick) over at Retro Cafe' Art are having a "Anything Goes" Halloween contest.  I've never entered any of my work in a contest.  I entered via facebook.  You can find them on facebook here.  Retro Cafe' Art's blog is found here
I created the piece below last fall.  A gal friend of mine gave the retro photo to me.  To make it pop, I mounted it on corrugated cardboard.  I painted the canvas with Golden Fluid Titan Buff.  I distressed with a standard Versa Fine sepia ink pad and Tim Holtz distress inks in various shades.  I distress with finger tip pads and a sponge pad. I distress almost everything I make.  Sepia and the Titan Buff are two of my favorite shades.  The black bird is chipboard from a Tim Holtz set.
Which witch?
This card was created with a new stamp by Inkadinkado called Steampunk Skull.  I do love steampunk but this card is a take-off from what is normally standard for me.  That is what I enjoy about art though- that is is forever evolving.  Would be boring if it was the same old thing all the time.   
It is safe to say that I bought 99.9% of the supplies used on these two projects at Papertrix

You can enter up to three items.  I haven't created my third entry yet, but have it in my mind.  Hope over to one of the websites and check it out for yourself.  Or better yet, enter some of your own art work.  You have until October 14th. 

6 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Hey, I like these - especially #2. You are all decked out too! sandie

Privet and Holly said...

Hey Beauty-full
friend! The first
is my fave but they
are both fab. Don't
know how you make the
time, but glad that
you do! Thanks for
sharing and good luck!
xx Suzanne

Kris said...

Cute!

Holly said...

I had no idea you were this talented! I have some Tim Holtz thing-a-ma-doodies and never used them I have the bird cage one and some others. Do you want them?

Pam said...

You are very artistic and I'm green with envy. Good job and good luck with the contest!!!

Brian Miller said...

nice...i like the hinge jaw skull...how cool...

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