Frances was not looking…

Why would she? She stood, fascinated by her reflection in the full length mirror, the sun streaming through the window… etc.!

Isn’t it funny how you tear a random sheet of text from a little book you’ve never read; you stick it to a long narrow strip of card along with random strips of sheet music and some french text aswell; you apply a coat of gesso and then some orange paint and gold mica powder mixed into it.

You take some punchinella (sequin waste), and sponge silver paint through it randomly. You love turquoise and orange as a colour combo, so you randomly sponge turquoise ink on too. You choose a small image for your ATC and a couple more scraps of uninked, plain sheet music; you turn over the long strip of card and mark off the width of your ATCs (5 + a slimmer piece left over). You cut them up randomly and then, as you place your collage elements onto your randomly assembled background, you find that line that suggests the entire tone and theme of your ATC.

How random is that? 😉

Image: Alphastamps; Derwent Inktense charcoal grey pencil; Caran D’ache Neocolours II – blue and black; Uniball signo white and black gel pens; scrap netting and green staples!  Made for TMTASheet Music – this week!

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  1. Hmmmm….random. We think it’s random, but our unconscious knows all! Funny how things come together like this when we let go of conscious control! VERY beautiful! And it’s orange! *love* this Rosie!

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  2. Great work, great card!! I love that turquoise colour 🙂

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  3. Very styling.

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  4. Random, unconscious or whatever – it’s fantastic! I love the composition of this piece.

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  5. This is so cool! Love the colors!

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  6. Yvonne

     /  January 17, 2011

    What a stunning piece, Rosie!

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  7. Wonderful art work Rosie!

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  8. I had a ‘random’ thing too the other day… I love how the page/paper takes it’s own direction and in the end it all fits! Gorgeous colours, and stunning photo indeed!

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  9. Fantastic ATC, the words are perfect for the image.

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  10. Fabulous!! LOVE your ATC, it’s gorgeous!!

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