Tuesday, January 18, 2011

UK Stampers art journal challenge week 2...

Art journal challenge week 2: Gifts.

Week twos challenge was to create another 6"x4" page around the theme of 'Gifts'. The elements were supposed to include the best and worst gift that you had received and some recycled packaging. 
As usual I couldn't escape the lateral thinking and had to change the 'best and worst' elements to 'gift and curse'. The same thing, apart from being entirely different right?
I used the corrugated cardboard packaging from a 2011 calender and a swing tag that I had been saving for *best*. The corrugated background was lightly distressed with some gesso splodged on with my finger, the word 'athletic' on the tag was stamped over with 'artistic' using American Craft stamps.
The tag was then tied on with bakers twine, the letters are K&Co, distressed with sandpaper and the definitions are from an old 1960's children's dictionary.
For me creativity is both a gift and a curse, there is nothing more cathartic than sitting and making yet at the same time nothing more frustrating that not being able to make what you visualise in your mind.
Thanks for stopping by, I promise to try and not leave it too long.


Effie said...

I like that page!

Julie Kirk said...

You know I like this, yes? Good! The stamping is genius. x