Friday, July 1, 2011

:Leavin' Town, But Had Time For A......

......threefer!   Here are the challenges I think I've met:

Grungy MondayTim Holtz    alcohol ink techniques

Simon Says Stamp and Show:  a word

Everything Wendy Vecchi Making Art!:  red, white and blue

And here is my piece.....and a Happy Fourth of July to all!

 
For the alcohol ink technique I did the splatter, which is what you see on the bottom layer.  You're supposed to use compressed air, but I couldn't find the can in my stash, so I blew through a straw instead.  Maybe not as much fun, and I think I collapsed a lung, but it worked well enough.
 
The next layer features one of my favorite images, Lady Liberty, a Viva Las Vegas stamp.  I used a little flourish/flower stamp from Wendy Vecchi's Botanical Art set around the edges.  That stamp has always reminded me of fireworks, so it seemed appropriate.  I used two of the new archival ink colors:  vermillion and manganese blue.  That takes care of the red, white and blue portion of our program.
 
As for "show us a word,"  well, I showed a few, but used Jenni Bowlin mini stickers to spell out LIBERTY.  The sentiment on the bottom is from Wendy's Evidence of Art set.
 
And since I'm using this piece as a way of wishing you all a happy and safe Independence Day, I'm thinking I actually accomplished a fourfer, or maybe let's just call it a quad.
 
Take care, and I'll be back as soon as I can!

22 comments:

teri said...

Happy Independence Day to you too!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh how COOL!!!! Look like fireworks exploding!!!!!!! Enjoy the wedding and I pray you stay safe!!!

Plume said...

Happy independence day to you! I like your fireworks a lot. You did a good job with the alcohol ink splatter. Great card!

Clara said...

fabulous! You can work magic with stamps!

Tammy D said...

Looks good Eileen. Have a safe trip and a great holiday!

Vic said...

Great piece! Happy Independence Day to you!

Helen said...

Happy 4th July! What a gorgeous card. I love the flourish as fireworks. Have a great trip.

Elena said...

You are amazing under stress! LOL! Hope you have some fun to balance all that stress!

sasa said...

fabulous colors - want to run off and play and buy all the new archival inks too. Great design and a powerful image. Enjoy the holiday.

Sarah

Alicia said...

Oh I love it Eileen and the saying as well!!! *Hugs*

Dolly Daydreams said...

wow what a cool image very dynamic and perfect for independence day, I love it.

Marie

lee said...

Thats the nicest bit of red white and blue I have ever seen, not really fond of the combo but yours came out great!

Dorothy said...

very patriotic!!

Candy C said...

Wow Eileen! Way cool red, white and blue card! LOVE the alcohol ink background!!! The stamped images are really perfect! Love them. Have a great holiday weekend and thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

LaStamper said...

Love that you met three challenges and a fourth good wish for your followers. Hope to have you return soon and all is well.

Juliet A said...

This is a beautiful project - patriotic without being sappy.

Lori said...

This is a fabulous creation, and love Lady Liberty! Hope you have a great weekend, safe travels! And thanks for joining the MAC!

Angie said...

FABULOUS! Looks great! Love the layers. And a 3-fer no less. Have fun at the wedding!

Patzee said...

What a joyous creation!

Chrystal S said...

Beautiful Eileen! I love all the different layers and techniques. :) Happy Independence Day to you too!

kim-paperbabe said...

Brilliant piece Eileen, great use of a word! The background technique is fabulous! Loving the look of those archival inks too.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
HuGs Kim and the team :)

Kim Dellow said...

Very cool! Love it! Kim