Monday, January 21, 2013

Art is...

Today is a holiday in the US (Martin Luther King's Day) so I didn't have to babysit for the grandkids. That meant a little more time in the studio to play. Today the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show was a thought provoking one. They asked "What are you known for?" At first I was stumped. However, when I was looking at the sketch challenge for Mojo Monday, it came to me. The sketch this week is rather CAS. My first reaction was what can I do to make the background pop. A naked background makes me somewhat uncomfortable. Then I realized that my art often means enhanced backgrounds using some kind of technique. So out came my Gelli Arts Printing Plate and play time began. I also tend to use a lot of texture in my work. I came across the rusted metal embellishments that I had purchased a while back. They were just perfect for making this card. I really like Tim Holtz products and used one of his stamps for the sentiment. Since the card had a very rustic feel to it, I finished it off with a piece of twine tied to the fold. Therefore I am also entering this card in the Marks Finest Papers, Speedy Fox and Friends challenge which is use twine.

4 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love your striking background Barbara and the rusty elements are a perfect touch. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Pat Garvin said...

That is an awesome background. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Winnie and Patty said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Kate said...

Eyecatching bg! Great card. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.