Sunday, August 2, 2009

Helga's Turquoise Weekly Challenge


Turquoise...I love the color turquoise! So, I was so happy to hear that Helga wanted us to add the color to our art for this week's Challenge.

We were on our way home from vacation this morning....and while we were driving along, I was thinking about what I wanted to do for the challenge. I completed another Challenge yesterday that I used turquoise for, and decided that I wanted to use a simliar background for this Challenge.

This piece is approximately 4 x 7ish...I stamped the flourishes on the background and then used my watercolors to get the desired colors. Because I really dig black and turquoise, I decided to add the black border. I used the Fabulous Paper Dolls and Spoil Me collage sheets for this piece. I added Tulle around her hair, I snipped the arms and legs to place them like I wanted...and used vintage Bric-a-Brac to fancy her dress up, and a few shiny flowers for BLING. The final touch was to pen the words "This Much"....because that's how much she loves ArtChix!! : )

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5 comments:

peggy gatto said...

Delightful!!!

sharon said...

I love this soooo much!! Hi Christy! I am new to Helga's sight, a jewelry designer that is trying to break into mixed media and ATC's.
Just ordered some stuff from Helga, and saw her challenge and hope to post something late tonight...but yours is beautiful!!! I'll be back again. Also love your bird piece from the previous post!

sharon said...

Christy...thank you soo soo much for your kind comment!!! I am striggling with this, but I will continue, being inspired by people like you!! It is hard to put myself out there when I am not sure...
As I scrolled down I am in awe of your work...just stunning!!! Have a great day!

paulasparadise said...

Saw your work via Helga's Turquoise challenge ... it's beautiful and so cool ... love the sense of whimsy (and the bird and other work you're doing is fab too!). Have been a fan of ARTchix for awhile, but am just getting more involved and making time to collage and blog (can't figure out the link back thing either!) Really enjoyed your blog!

Terri said...

Way cool Christy! I love your colors and how you made this piece.