Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Attitude Is.....

.....Gratitude!   I have a lot on my plate lately (and unfortunately I'm not talking turkey here), so I do sometimes have to remind myself that there are still so many reasons to be grateful.  And those thoughts inspired this piece for the current Making Art challenge at the Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group.

Lori asked us to use at least one of Wendy's art parts, at least one of her stamps, and to stay with the Thanksgiving/autumn theme.  I worked on and off all day today, and came up with this:



The base is from the Artful Shrines art parts package.  It is covered with some Prima paper over which I used the background stamp (burlap, I think) from Funky Flower Art, as well as the weeds from Well Worn Art.

Here's a closer look at the fence:


It comes from the Outdoor Art art parts set.  I have some distress crackle paint from a Ranger Warehouse sale that was unlabeled.  I think they are broken china and antique linen, and I globbed them on very heavily, allowed it to air dry, then went over the whole thing with vintage photo distress ink.  (The bird, by the way, is from a Sizzix decorative strip die called Birds and Branches.  The branches can be seen on the top of the piece).

The garland of leaves were cut from shrink plastic with Tim's Tattered Leaves die, colored with both plain and metallic markers, then strung on twine after shrinking.

I used the round flower from Lower Case Art to make the pumpkin, stamping and cutting it three times, and gluing parts down on top of each other to make it dimensional.   Then I gave it a good spray with some Perfect Pearls mist.



The sentiment was done on the computer, and it is how I feel.  Today.


17 comments:

Lillian Mederak said...

your art is always beautiful and inspiring to me Eileen
love the colors too.
Lill

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Nancy said...

Beautiful, Eileen!
I'm with you on the attitude reminders ... your creation is a wonderful reminder.
belated Happy Thanksgiving!

Vic said...

Your piece is beautiful! Great sentiment.

Gail Bales said...

Very nice Eileen! I think we could all use that reminder. Also wish I had my Mom back. TFS
Gail in Oklahoma

teri said...

You are so right...and I love this piece!

Kathy Eddy said...

Love this Eileen! Great piece.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the dimension on the pumpkin

Tammy D said...

Great job Eileen! It's good to see you creating again. Hang in there.

Mary's Museum said...

Love your Blog Eileen, its very inspiring..

Elena said...

I love to see your work! It's always an inspiration. Every time I come visit I want to pull things out and DO something!!! LOL!!! You, my sweet friend, are one of the things I feel oh so grateful for!

Diann said...

This attitude reminder is a true work of ART, Eileen...I'm so impressed with the leaves and pumpkin! You go girl! Diann

PaulaJ said...

what a beautiful tag and a wonderful sentiment!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh WOW Eileen..I LOVE this......I love all the different looks to the fence....what a COOL tag!!!

LaStamper said...

Eileen - thanks for sharing that all is not sunshine and roses with you. I'm just glad that your creativity hasn't diminished. Love your pumpkin, the fence and, what the heck, I like it all! I'll include you in my thoughts.

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

A really beautiful piece! And thanks for reminding us that when things don't always go as we would like, there are always so many other things to be grateful for.

Elaine Allen

Marjie Kemper said...

This is wonderful! Love the fence and the shrinky garland.

Candy C said...

Eileen...your thanks giving piece is so wonderful! I love the design and the colors of the inks you used. The dimensional pieces are all so much fun as well. Beautifully done! <3 Candy