Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Inspiration Avenues Team Challenge ~ Texture!

I was so excited about starting this, my first team challenge for Inspiration Avenue! It's all about texture, & a mixed media collage seemed like the perfect medium. A little woodsy square that i made a couple of years ago with polymer clay  became my inspiration jump off point. Lots of gorgeous handmade papers, vintage items, including a playing card from France, a large piece of mica & some other finds compose this highly textured piece.

24 comments:

  1. A fabulous texture collage Diane love all the natural elements...beautiful!

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  2. Thank you so much Annie for your kind compliment & also for stopping by! I've been to your blog & it's amazing! :D

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  3. Wow, I love all the different elements you incorporated into this textured piece. Perfect for the challenge.

    Welcome to IA !!!!!! Following, grabbed your button for my blog and looking forward to seeing more of your creative-ness :) Nice to have at IA!
    Kim

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  4. Oh my fingers follow along behind my brain sometimes... I meant to say...Nice to have YOU at IA!

    XO
    Kim

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  5. Hi Kim!
    You are so kind! thanks so much for your enthusiastic welcome to IA!:D & thanks too for your kind thoughts on the art. You know i'm a fan of your art & blog as well! :D

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  6. I love this, Diane! So much to look at, and the greens remind me of spring.

    Grabbing your button :)

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  7. I'm totally impressed with your collage. It is lovely. Welcome to IA. Your art really does have tons of texture.

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  8. Maggie, thanks!! :D this was a great idea for a challenge Maggie!glad you thought of it!!:D

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  9. Elizabeth, Thanks for the welcome to IA & your enouraging compliment! I went to see you blog, which is terrifc, & your entry... very cool! oh, I'm now following you :D

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  10. You've put forth so many things to create a rich layer of texture. I esp love that 'dried' leaf.

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  11. Susan/Ariel ~ It was great of you to stop by & comment! I checked out your blog & saw what you did for the IA challenge..... fabulous texture!!! great job & thanks for your visit :)

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  12. Lovely collage, I like all the varied elements you've used, especially that little egg timer :)

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    1. thanks so much for stopping by & your compliments :) love your blog & your piece!! :D

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  13. So pretty, delicate and happy! <3

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    1. Your work is gorgeous Anne, & am following your blog! Thank you for visiting my blog & your kind words :)

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  14. Thanks Dianne about the compliment/comment on my blog,
    I was thinking of doing several sketches (I did another last night of a pine cone) and offering them as cards after printing them up either myself or with moo.com. I also thought the originals could be either postcards in a sleeve or see through envelope or just offer them as mini art. Do you find your ACEO's sell? Thanks for the compliments, sweetie! I'm making my way over to IA soon, slogging my way through email!
    I sure do love your submission this week!
    Best,
    Jenn of www.JustAddWaterSilly.com

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    1. "aceos, do they sell?" ...yes. I opened up my shop at the end of July & i have sold 6 of them, 2 5x7s, 2 pieces of art jewelry & 2 bookmarks. I really love making these very affordable little works of art & find myself more free to experiment in this size. Give them a try girl & see what happens! :D

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  15. Beautiful submission to the IA challenge. Love all the layers and texture!

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    1. Thanks so much! It was such a fun IA challenge wasn't it?! BTW, i went to your blog & saw your entry, very creative piece!! :D

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  16. Diane,
    So nice to have you at IA and I am loving your your first piece. I love the words and the two little blue birds waiting expectantly and viewing all their glorious surroundings! I am not good at waiting, but waiting expectantly usually means something good is coming!!

    IA LOVE
    Kim

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  17. Diane, I realized I already left a comment, but that's okay, I loved it the second time as much as the first! LOL

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    1. LOL! hey it's great to see you again!! :D gee thanks, i'm really feeling the "IA Love" ! :D

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  18. Love the handmade paper and the leaf adds another interesting layer of texture.

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    1. oh thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! I went to your blog as well....& your blog is lovely! :D

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