Friday, April 22, 2011

Inspiration Avenue: Dream Angel

It's Friday and time for me to show my Inspiration Avenue creation for the week. This week's Inspiration Avenue theme was Angels issued by Tammy.


It couldn't have been a better theme, because it pushed me to finish my Rust book cover, this time adding a touch of rusty white. I rusted, then burned (in my chiminea) an altoid mint tin. I added the rusty nail and other goodies which really don't show up well in the photo that I took using my Vivitar camera because I couldn't get the Kodak to focus properly on anything. The bottle cap holds the precious angel that I named Dream Angel. The greenery is also supposed to be wings. The rusty mint tin sits on a rusty, but well coated, and therefore protected, piece of rusty metal. The other image came from one of Marlynn's pages. Although it fell off Marlynn's original piece, not to worry, I'm putting it to good use for this photo only, then I'll be putting it back on her page.


And in case you have forgotten what the front cover looks like, here it is, created during another Inspiration Avenue challenge I documented here.

And in case you are wondering, I am putting my basement challenges away today, and spending the day with a few friends. After all, it is Earth Day and my bEARTHday, too! So thanks to all of you who have already sent birthday wishes.

27 thoughtful remarks:

see you there! said...

Happy B-earth-day Elizabeth. I really like your IA challenge contribution. You rusty book must be amazing to look at.

Darla

Halle said...

Awesome cover for your book! So glad you are setting your work aside for the day to celebrate!

Healing Woman said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth! Those Altoid mind cans really come in handy. I love how you approached this challenge. The name of the sweet angel is special too. Have a fun day out!

Nancy said...

Well, there's nothing earthier than rust! You've made great use of it in this project. Have a happy day.

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your rusted art! Enjoy your reprieve from your basement tasks; glad you're going to spend today with friends! xxoo

elle said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth. Great tin!

akilli melek said...

Elizabeth hope you have a wonderful day filled with many glorious things.
Have a very happy birthday
caroline

voodoo vixen said...

Love the rusty tin with the angel, its stunning!
Happy B(earth)day to Elizabeth, hope you have a fabulous time!!

Suzanne Thomsen Newsome said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth! and thanks for the great tin idea. I must find me a chiminea. :)
~ Sue

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely rusty book you have going on there :D. Very happy bEarth day and many returns of the day :D.

Tammy said...

Aw Happy Bearthday! ;) Hope it is a wonderful one. I love your rusty book cover. So pretty!

Amy said...

i love the altoids tin on it.
I do love the rusty stuff.

happy, super happy birthday elizabeth.
Xx,
Amy

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

A happy birthday to you, Elizabeth! You always manage to come up with such awesome projects! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Carola Bartz said...

Happy birthday to you, Elizabeth!!!
This project is incredibly beautiful! I hope to post my angel tomorrow.
Enjoy the weekend, happy Easter!

Judy Goddard said...

Belated BEarthday Huzzahs to you! Love your cover!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, I saw on Julia's blog that it was your birthday yesterday, I hope you had a lovely day with your friends :-)
I love your rusty art.
Oh dear, you've had a time of it lately, first the basement now the porch. I'm with you on the laying of the wood supports going the same way as the actual porch, that can't be right!
Anne xx

Amanda said...

This is a wonderful piece for this week's theme. Love the bottlecap with the angel. Very creative ideas!

Hope you had a wonderful birthday and wishing you year of love and happiness.

Marlynn said...

I am SO laughing out loud as I was looking at the little arrow image going that looks familiar! Yes, I saw when you showed that page that the image had "shifted" in the mail. I love your rusty stuff. Here's wishing you, Bleubeard and Wendy a very Happy Easter. Hugs! Seriously, Hugs!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Happy birth AND earth day to you!!!! :) I'm late (sorry) but I hope you enjoyed both! Theresa

peggy aplSEEDS said...

belated happy birthday, Elizabeth! i hope you had a wonderful day! happy Easter!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Happy Bearthday again (I think I already said it in a prior post this week;)) I love this rusty little work of art! As always, all the layers of ideas and images make it truly special!
Hope you had a wonderful day!

artangel said...

Oh my goodness it's gorgeous!! I love rusty bits and pieces :)

Magpie said...

I love all of the details you put into this, and I love anything rusty too! And Happy (belated?) Birthday!

priti.lisa said...

Gorgeous and yummy and perfect! I love the rustiness, of course! I am so sorry that I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday on Friday.
I was catching up on your blog and couldn't believe all the work going on. You've taken Spring cleaning to a new level!
XOX

gemma said...

Fantastic! I love old rusty things in art.
This is great.

Gaby Bee said...

I didn't know you were celebrating a birthday. Happy Happy belated Birthday, Elizabeth! Hope you had a wonderful day!

I think rust is the most beautiful addition to a vintage looking piece. I love your rusty stuff :)

Happy Easter!

Hugs, Gaby

Kat W said...

Lovely rust embellished book - so full of imaginative and intriguing detail. A belate Happy day for Friday - hope you had a wonderful day!

Kat X