Monday, 5 April 2010

collage art child (sunday stampers lace)


I wanted to combine this child image with some lace but in a dark almost gothic fashion. I have used distress inks and a tim holtz mask for the background then stamped some lace patterns. The child image is coloured in and I have added another stamped lace panel and a clock to finish it off. The stars are punched from the paper that I was leaning on so have a lace pattern too. The challenge over at sunday stampers is lace.







We had the first day of the holidays today so I took all my sons on a bike ride to the local duck pond where we met up with some friends and had a great time just playing around pretending to fish with old sticks..good old fashioned childhood fun! and we saw a new wooden fish sculpture while we were there too...

14 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

The fish sculpture is amazing!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous art hun, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stampers...looks like you had lots of fun at the pond..i used to go fishing with a stick and a jam jar to bring home the minnows...I always used to take 'em back though...but kept frogspawn so I could see them grow into tadpoles...funny though...never saw a frog LOL x

Donna said...

Lorraine...I'm so glad you got to spend some fun time with your boys. How many do you have? Collecting frog eggs is a favorite pastime of my second oldest and my youngest. Andrew's now married with a second child on the way..but you know who will be at my pond in about a week or so...that's right!

I love that sculpture--a place in Vero Beach Florida had a sculpture of a manatee that looked very similar. I'm crazy about wood carvings.

Wow..the card you made is amazing! I don't see how you think of the things you do... it looks like a 'step back in time'...love it!

Jennie said...

great piece, and love the fish sculpture... school holidays.. forgotten all about them...lol

Heavens2Betsy said...

Great gothic card. I love that its dark! Wonderful when you can use what you've stamped on in your art ... always makes me smile x

Martina2801 said...

Stunning piece, dear Lorraine! Love the gothic style.

Pat Beaumont said...

hope the weather is good while the boys are off school - I find it hard to get much done in the school holidays - enjoy your time with them

Artyjen said...

Love the collage.
xoxo

Lori said...

Great use of the lace stamps! Love the dark look, fantastic!

craftytrog said...

Great collage Lorraine! Looks like you had fun at the pond! Love that sculpture! xx

ArtGirl/California/United States said...

looks like fun! how cool the wooden fish!

Paula said...

This is cool! Love the lace stamp. You have some great stamps in the UK.

Lolarose38 said...

love your saturday stampers piece!! Love the vintage colours, and the lace mask thing.
Thanks for your kind comments in my blog by the way!! I'm just a baby at this,so much appreciated!

A COLLAGE A DAY said...

i love the fish!