Hi there! Hello! How are you??
Have I managed to confuse you yet? The title says I Love Lamp and here I am showing you flowers. It's okay...you haven't lost your mind, it will all makes sense momentarily, but first...
My grammy wanted me to tell all of you that left her birthday wishes, "THANK YOU!" She was tickled pink to see so many sweet comments left for her and she made sure to remind me, every chance she could, to let you know how MUCH she appreciated that. So again, thank you so much for making her 88th birthday even more special.
Okay, now on to the post.
It's time for the Technicolor Trio of Tempting Treats Project C.
The challenge where Sue, Mitra and myself each have to use the items below; however we wish.
The components for this challenge are the following:
1.) Layers and Textures using circles
2.) Odd marriage of 2 items
4.) Dictionary Depictions
What you see here is a sneak peek of Live
The best part of these challenges is that anything goes. As like the other 2 projects, I had no idea where this would take me either, but I grabbed these old wooden chef plaques and some circle items and set out to begin the journey.
Dictionary depictions were element #4 on the list of required items so I began by tearing out specific pages that contained the focus words I wanted and began making the background for whatever these were to become....
Little glimpse of Live, Laugh, Love Dictionary pages and some Gesso
Some call it frugal, but I'll call it what it is..I'm cheap!
Here is a shot of my handmade stencils and paste and of course the ever fancy application tools; old plastic gym membership card and kitchen sponge.
This process begins meeting the criteria for element #1; Layering and Texture with Circles.
Oh pretty colors of Dylusions Ink!
You're not going to be able to tell here, but I wanted to play around with photo paper and inks and here is a piece I made with an embossing folder and Dylusions Ink.
The brown on the letters is from Distress Ink. The colors really popped on the shimmery photo paper and I loved the way the inks ran naturally on the texture; excluding the step of spritzing water.
Here's a close-up of my mixed media drawing that I've done for the second plaque. You can see the continuation of circles that create her hair. I used Copic markers for all the mixed media coloring. Her hair is just in the beginning phase at this point.
Now the plaques are finished, but I'm thinking they look kind of, how do you say? Blah! My concern is that if I try to hang them up individually they'll be all wonky on the wall, so I had to devise a plan that would make displaying them easy peasy.
But for now, let's just gaze upon their beauty, shall we? LOL!
(The irony. I drew her mouth shut, but the jewelry and hair fill the LOUD part)
And now for the element that meets criteria #2 (odd marriage) and #3 (stars)
Huh??? Yep! Love Lamp!!
My son found me sitting in my craft room reciting words that go with Love, like...."lots, much, forever, strong, etc" when he burst out "Lamp!" It was perfect. If you've seen the movie Anchor Man, you'll recognize the humor of this and if you know me, you'll know I'm a fan of quirky and I found this completely fitting for the odd marriage of items. Also, the lamp is a pull string which I've symbolized with wire and the metal star.
Just encase people were baffled when they read the trio and got to Love Lamp, I didn't want them to try to work too hard for the deeper meaning, because there simply is NONE. So, I added an array of various question marks to convey that this is supposed to make you go, "HUH?"
Finished by matting them each on black card stock and then gorilla gluing them to a poster board that is spray painted with a vintage cream texture.
Pretty eye candy and a giggle, the good life!
Well, that's challenge C and we have 3 more to go so I'll be back next week with another who know's what creation, but until then thank you SO much for getting all the way to the end of this post with me and I hope you enjoyed yourself. But remember, don't stop here, please visit the rest of the Technicolor Trio and see what they created!!!
Hugs and Happy Crafting,