Friday, 4 November 2011

A Colour Challenge

Here is my entry for the current Inkurable Stampers challenge, it's a colour challenge, and although I love colour, I don't do too well with restrictions, so it's taken me a while to get this ATC finished, but finished IT IS  : )
I forgot to take a photo of the background before I added all the stamped images, but I'm sure I'll be using this weaving technique again, it is a bit time-consuming, but it's fun & I think it looks great (I've had the idea stashed away on my "to do" list since I saw a demo of ribbon weaving at the last craft show I attended sometime ago)
I started by painting a couple of book pages with orange wc and purple acrylic paint, and after they were dry I cut them into 1/2" strips and did the weaving thing.     I then stuck the woven strips to an ATC-sized card and trimmed the overhanging bits.
I then stamped the letters (Studio G)  onto white card, cut them and stuck them into place.    I then added some purple cotton thread, and Head (Stampotique Originals at The Stamping Queen) coloured with green wc pencil and stuck with foam tape for added dimention.     I was going to use some wool as hair, but then came across the beads and went with those instead, I think they look really cute, plus I couldn't find any green wool LOL.    So here is my finished ATC:




     Looking at the photos now, I think those beads would also work as mermaid's hair, don't you think?      There's still a few days left to join in with this fun challenge, so why not give it a go?     Thanks for visiting my humble palace, I hope to see you again soon, until then, go forth and play  : )

11 comments:

Fiona said...

Vicky this is SOOO fun! I love it :) awesome background and LOVE that hair!!

Jenny said...

So cool Vicky... I love the woven background and the bead hair is fabulous... how clever...

Have a wonderful weekend...
Jenny x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Ooh I love this funky piece and the hair is amazing, now that you mention it it would look good on a mermaid lol!

Marie

shirley said...

WOW VICKY! Love the weaved book page background. Head's hair is fabulous.
I must get my act together and enter this fun challenge :)

Jenxo said...

such coool bad hair Vicki and love that woven background......

Cuchy said...

HAHAHAHAAH that hair is so funny!!!
I love it!

Karen said...

Hahahaha! I love this! Your write up led me to look at the background first, and the weaving and text so the beady hair was a delightful punchline to the ATC! Wonderful. I will have to ask him how he copes with such bad hair days as I am frequently similarly afflicted (though fortunately not burdened with green hair).

Mim said...

Fantastic, Vicky! Love it - I could do with something like this in the bathroom to remind me it is a very cool thing to have a bad hair day ;-)

Sue Smith said...

I really love the vibrant colour and woven background on your ATC. The hair is amazing - gorgeous work!

thekathrynwheel said...

Heehee! Love his hair!

Robyn said...

I love this Vicky - that hair looks amazing!