Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring Colors


For the Altered Gypsy wood shape swap AND the Mixed Media Monday challenge, I've created two art pieces that incorporate spring colors. We started with two basic wood shapes - crown and bird. I painted both with Gesso and various acrylics. From there I stamped, added collage images, and ephemera. These make great magnets! Collage images from Paper Whimsy and Lisa's Altered Art. Stamps from Time to Stamp/I Brake for Stamps.

30 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful Spring cards, Kersten!

Alberta and Ava said...

I LOVE these! And I love the text printed backgrounds with the delicate spring colors.

Kelly said...

these are gorgeous! love the shapes you created on!

Diana Evans said...

how clever !!! these shapes are just perfect...

Barbara Hagerty said...

These are beautiful! I love the sweet little girl in the crown, and love the birds with-in the bird! Great spring pieces!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow both are stunning.
I love the shapes. Wonderful work.

herminesplace said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous

Femmy said...

both are great!! love the bird!!

mixedmediamonday said...

They are both wonderful, Kersten, it's hard to choose a favourite! Diane

June said...

Love these they are beautiful
Hugs June xxx

Yvonne said...

Beautiful cards!

Astrid Maclean said...

Both pieces are just wonderful!!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Both springcards are absolutely great artwork.

indybev said...

I have to say I'm really partial to that bird. He's adorable!!

Kris Dickinson said...

Both pieces are wonderful and whimsical!

Melisa said...

So cute!!!

hastingshall2 said...

Kersten, I am amazed at this clever idea of using the shape to hold the image. What a beautiful couple of art pieces.

Buffy said...

These are so cute Kersten.. Love the colors of both of them.

Rachel Bland said...

wow! These are great! Love those colours!

alcoholinky said...

love the wood shapes - very effective

Amy said...

I love the shape's..something unique!

Beth said...

These are both so sweet!

Cynthia said...

Both your spring pieces are delightful! Spent about a week in Alaska a few years ago - in May I believe, just beautiful there.

Silvia said...

How fantastic.

RubyMay said...

Oooo absolutely wonderful...both of them are brilliant but I love the bird x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Wonderful use of the wooden shapes Kersten! Both pieces are wonderful, each in their own special way!

Ava said...

I love the crown, but the blue and the green in the bird make me long for spring! They are just beautiful!

Janny said...

The are so gorgeous

Pauline said...

I love these cards! They look a bit like something I would make. Or rather, something I'm about to go and copy. I mean, ummm, take inspiration from. I secretly love birds and dictionaries.

Diane said...

Very fun - love the textures.