Wednesday, 27 June 2012

By The Skin Of My Teeth

Talk about last minute, but I have been away on my holidays, to La Belle France, which apart from a couple of days was very windswept and stormy. That said, Brittany is beautiful whatever the weather, and I had a great time relaxing, walking and eating lots of lovely seafood (and of course drinking some rather splendid wine). I told myself that I deserved that after the roughest crossing ever on Brittany Ferries from Plymouth to Roscoff, even the crew were being seasick!


 Here is the Pointe du Raz (I think this is the French Lands End) very appropriate as we were in Finisterre.
 The street sign is one I saw in the old walled town at Concarneau. There is something that I can't resist about flowers growing out of walls.      

Anyway, now I'm home should I do the washing or get a little art fix? No contest really.
I'm so glad Linda has extended the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge No.10 at Studio L3  for an extra week, and I'm still just squeaking in.  As you know this is THE challenge for celebrating all things Tim Holtz, but you do need his book Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 to find full details of all the techniques he uses.
This weeks challenge is to make tissue paper flowers as shown on page 37.  The challenge this week is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie's Boutique

I decided to make a canvas (8" x 10") and having collaged a few bits of patterned paper and painted with Golden Fluid Acrylics in Cobalt Teal and Sap Green I did a bit of stamping using Christy Tomlinson stamps from Unity, and some messy spraying with stencils and Dylusions inks.

The stems and leaves are garden twine, and I forgot to say that I added some bits of canvas tape to the canvas for extra texture. This little canvas is a version of one that I made earlier this year as part of Donna Downey's Canvas Create on-line class.
Now I need to go and catch up with all the fab stuff I've missed in blogland over the last couple of weeks.


Helen said...

Glad you had a good holiday - it looks beautiful! As do your tissue wrap flowers, they are gorgeous!

...the yorkshire fox... said... beautiful Sue...your background is gorgeous and the perfect platform for your yummy tissue flowers...a superb piece of art...Mel :)
Lovely coastal photo :)

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful. Light, elegant and do I detect a little Je ne sais quoi from from your holiday here??!! Lovely piece and the photo reminds me of some wonderful times spent en France.