“Dream”

Created by Hand have asked that we include the word ‘Dream’ in our artwork this week and the Artygirlz want ‘shapes’, so here’s a double-whammy that fits both of those challenges. I made this hanging plaque for a very dear friend who’s in need of something to take her mind off her pain. She doesn’t read my blog (as far as I’m aware), so she ‘ll probably be surprised when it arrives later this week! It’s all about PIFs this month at GPP Street Crusades – paying it forward:

I love this stamped image which DH bought me at a recent car boot sale (there were more which I haven’t used yet!), and I’ve been dying to use it. I think it’s very dramatic and quite lovely in a spiritual kind of way. The background is gesso’d text from a very old book and DTP (direct-to-paper) inks, lightly smooshed over the surface. Smoosh, tap, applied straight from the pad – whatever you want to call it!

The border is one of my handcarved minis – which is a simple wavy line and quite ‘aztec’… I had the usual drama with the flamin’ rubon letters. I like them, but they hate me! *rolls eyes*

Hopefully, Crissi and Julie will spot the triangular eyelets, the geometrics in the stamped image and the rectangular legend: “Dream”!!

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23 Comments

  1. I spotted the round brads too Rosie 😉

    Absolutely stunning creation !! WOW!!

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge

    Julie xx

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  2. crissi

     /  August 19, 2008

    wow love this rosie what a stunning image , great find at a bootie

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Arty Girlz.

    crissi xx

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  3. Touching.

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  4. Really powerful, Rosie. Your friend will be very pleased with this gorgeous work of art.

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  5. carolann

     /  August 19, 2008

    This is a absolutely stunning card the colours are beautiful hun WTG xxx

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  6. what a great stamp!! and what a great card you made!

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  7. Beautiful artwork!

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  8. Wonderful Art…beautiful.

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  9. Such wonderful colours too…

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  10. Great Dream art. Love it.

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  11. It IS a very spiritual piece, and the colors are strong in a soothing way. I wish I were as skilled as you are in these techniques. I’m just an old cut, paste, and draw girl, I’m afraid. I’m working on blue page now myself. Wouldn’t a real jester hat be fabulous? I wore one in a play about 35 years ago…wonder what happened to it and my two toned tights….if I find them, I’ll let you know!

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  12. This is so beautiful! Triangular eyelets are WAY cool.

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  13. Gosh! Rosie that IS a fantastic stamp – love this!

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  14. Wonderful!

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  15. Oh Wow!! What a wonderful creation! Thanks for taking the challenge!

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  16. paying-it-forward by sharing your art is wonderful rosie. thanks sharing with the team, AND for sending the pink sox across the pond too! i am so touched.

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  17. This is a nice piece for your friend and a great pay it forWard idea !
    Cheers,
    Kim

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  18. Rosie, this is a wonderful P.I.F. I am sure your friend will love this special piece of art!

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  19. fatmasplace

     /  August 23, 2008

    das stempelmotiv gefällt mir richtig gut. die farben sind super

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  20. What a fortunate friend to have this on the way, wings of love and cheer. My first view of your work – great, never mind the rub-ons.

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  21. belle2create

     /  August 24, 2008

    Hi Rosie,
    you made a beautifull work of art for your friend. She WILL be very pleased with it!
    Hedwig

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  22. What a wonderful idea and lovely piece of art. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. There is a lot of love in this piece. Your friend is lucky to know you.

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