Monday, August 30, 2010

Mixed Media Monday-Cooled Down, and Simon Says Layered Skinny

Last week for the Mixed Media Monday challenge we were seeing red. This week we were challenged to "Cool It Down". I enjoyed doing this one quite a bit.

GEISHA
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The background is 5 x 7 handmade paper on which distress inks were used. The Geisha and the bamboo were rubber stamped, and then colored with Spica and Sakura pens and colored pencils. I distressed the torn rice paper with Japanese characters and also added an old jewelry finding. The bottom is trimmed with cotton lace dyed with distress inks. The handmade paper has plant material in it, which adds to the general feeling of the piece.

Also, I did a Skinny (3x 5) for the Simon Says Layer Challenge and it is also for the latest Alphabet Skinny Swap - the letter Y. 

YIELD
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The title comes from the small printed area in the center. The background is Tim Holtz Idea-logy paper, on which I used a small page torn from an old Thesaurus. I included images of a bunch of grapes, a copy of an old wine label, a piece of cork and an old jewelry finding of a grape leaf. I'm pretty happy with this one too!

Have a great Monday!


16 comments:

  1. Very lovely Asian piece - beautiful color use and peaceful images!

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  2. Yes, I agree with Lori. This is very restful to look at. Lovely.

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  3. Hi, Rebecca! I've really enjoyed looking at your beautiful blog. These 2 pieces of artwork are fabulous!! I love that you used handmade paper as a base for the asian piece; it really adds a wonderfully textural touch. And your hand-coloring is gorgeous! The dyed trim looks great - the colors are perfect! Your other piece, YIELD, is wonderful also. I love all the luscious layering you have going on there and the jewelry finding is the perfect embellishment! (BTW, you may want to enter that over at Simon Says Stamp and Show blog for a chance to win a wonderful prize. The theme for this week is Layers!) Thanks for sharing your art! :)

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  4. Thanks for the tip, Julie, it's now entered!

    Rebecca

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  5. The colors your have chosen for your Geisha are very lovely...nice work.

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  6. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You ~Ron

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  7. Both are lovely pieces... you do great work :-)

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  8. Your Geisha is so beautifully colored! Both pieces are wonderful and so detailed! Love them!

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  9. Both your piece came out Great. Love the fallish wine piece, its Lovely!

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  10. Ah, I could go for some wine and cheese about now!! Those grapes look beautiful and I love the bead charm on the one above it too!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!

    -Sarah

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  11. Both creations are wonderful. I love all the layers on your skinny.. Hugs, Linda

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  12. Your Skinnny is STUNNING!!! Love it!

    thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

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