Well, thanks to Sue of http://desiretoinspire-suec.blogspot.com/ for nominating me for this award. Really I am very honoured and if you see who else Sue has nominated you'll notice I'm in very prestigious company :-) I have just started at work full time this week (yikes! When am I supposed to create?!) and after a pretty stressful day I came home to find a lovely message off Sue with this award and it cheered me up no end. Well, I thought I'd share a canvas with you today. It's very similar to an ATC I posted a while ago but I liked it and wanted to develop it a bit further. My comfort zone is absolutely working in miniature - I'm really happy to make ATCs but anything bigger can fill me with fear. JUST HOW DO YOU FILL THE SPACE?! I'm taking things slowly....... this is a small box canvas but it IS bigger than an ATC.
The chipboard heart came from Art From The Heart and I messed about with collage and crackle glaze on it. I also used a bit of the Tim Holtz ledger stamp on it. I love that stamp - most of my creations have a bit of that stamp on somewhere! The face peeping out is from a Paper Artsy doll stamp. And yes, yes, yes I know I'm still working in orange but soon I'm going to surprise you all with a different colour.
The quote at the bottom came from a book I found in a second hand book store - you know, it was one of those 'must have it, it'll probably come in useful' purchases. It's a dictionary of quotations and it's really fascinating - everything from Shakespeare to Mick Jagger, adverts to films. However, now when I'm reading it there's bits missing where I've cut the quotes out!
Ok, time to go..........................