Friday, June 18, 2010

Arches for a swap

I was able to finish my first set of Arches for the 7th Anniversary swap on ABC in time to actually have a post today before Where Bloggers Create II, which I will post this evening.

The left image is the back. When I carved my "2010" rubber stamp, I thought my date stamp only went to 2009. What a surprise I got when I saw it goes through 2010. I was able to use my newly carved ABC stamp. The background was made using pink and blue alcohol inks and 91% rubbing alcohol. And yes, the 7 is a reflective mailbox number.

ABC is 7 this July 1, and I'm quite proud of it. That is why this arch became an invitation to attend the party. Feel free to click to enlarge.

The image on the right is a combination of many media. The "skirt" is made from fabric strips I dyed last week using the same alcohol inks and 91% rubbing alcohol I used on the back of the invitation, only this time, I combined the two colors. The bodice is a combination of pink and blue oil pastels, and the "you're invited" is the dregs of the AIs used to dye the fabric. I "rehydrated" what was left in the cup using alcohol and colored the paper using a foam brush.

I'm off to get ready for this big blog party. I still have lots of pictures to take. Enjoy your day.

Also, I have disabled word verification through next Wednesday (June 23) so it will be faster when you leave a comment about my creative space.

11 thoughtful remarks:

Julia Dunnit said...

This has turned out really well - I love the effect of the background colours...and that you even used the dregs of the mix. Honestly Elizabeth, we are so unalike...must be why we're friends!

Brian K said...

Oh I love the idea of the arches swap! I sort of miss doing itty bitty swaps... I love your RSVP side the best! :-) I love the background!

Cheers!

Halle said...

The arches are great! I noticed lots of pink! I must be rubbing off on you! *grin*

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

LOVE this- especially the dress and all the steps you took to make it!

Suzanne Thomsen Newsome said...

Your ABC stamp is awesome and I must get started with alcohol inks. Delicious!

Dianne said...

your arches turned out wonderful, can't wait to see them!...all the best for your studio straightening...wish I were a 'neat crafter!'

Lynn said...

YOu disabled what? I am here now!!!
Fun ATCS!!!! Enjoy. Lovely weekend here!

Terri Kahrs said...

Uh-Oh! Pink is seeping into your blog from mine!!! LOL! Can't wait to visit your studio on the tour! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Queen Bee said...

What a fun space! Love how you used the shoe organizers...very creative!
Queen Bee Studio

Kit said...

Oooo, I just love all your papers and especially your cat! He looks just like mine. Thanks for visiting my site. Kit

Pat, A Remade Life said...

Awesome studio and awesome blog!! Also love your cat-lost mine 1 1/2 yrs ago and life has never been the same :( You have inspired me to organize my place and work on my blog-thanks for visiting me also! Pat, A Remade Life