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August 12, 2010

Alter it Monthly August Challenge entry

The theme over on Alter it Monthly this month is music (and there is a £20 e-voucher to spend at The Altered Element up for grabs too, so have go! it's fun and you could win some stash shopping!).  Nina Simone has been playing on my zen quite a bit lately (my randomiser isn't randomising properly!) and Feeling Good is stuck in my head, so I made this canvas:
I gave the canvas a glaze of Naples Yellow Hue acrylic then wrote the lyrics with a black sharpie.  I collaged on some sheet music paper and then cut out some musical notes and the wotsit (flourishy thing... can't remember the name.. senior moment!) and used these as a mask.  I spritzed the whole thing with some spray ink and some cosmic shimmer mists then removed the masks.  I then stamped some birds and decorated some bird chip shapes (birds flying high), same with some stars (stars when you shine), stamped and cut out some butterflies (butterflies all havin fun) and used a Maya Road tree branch and some blossoms, plus some punched flowers (blossom on the tree).  I printed out some images of the lovely Nina, cut them out and collaged those on to the bottom left, then splodged on some gold ferro which I stamped with some text and flourish stamps to the top and bottom left corners.  Nina was blended in with some gold shimmer paint and I then re-wrote the relevant lyrics around the images.
I had lots of fun doing this and am quite pleased with how it turned out.


Helen said...

I love this! lovely colours, and all the elements work so well together.

Zuzu's Blog said...

Thank you for joining again Kay :)

Nice piece reflecting not just music but a particular songs impact on you personally. Music does reach our spirits... and i think this shows how it touches yours..

good luck in the draw
Z x

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous canvas and thank you for sharing how you built it up creating so many interesting layers and texture. must crack on and do something for this challenge. xx Zoe

Carmen said...

This is beautiful. I love the colours you've used Kay and the way she just fits in with the whole thing without blending into the background. Just lovely.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, this is a beautiful piece and I sure love how you described all you did--the results are fabulous!