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Friday, August 20, 2010

The Start of a New Collection


"Altered Art" Tag






"Nature" 5 x 7 on canvas



"Nature" close up



"Cherish" mini stretched canvas



"Cherish" mini stretched canvas


Hi Everyone--
Here is a tag, 5 x 7 piece on canvas, and a mini stretched canvas piece which all include burlap, cheese cloth, lace, natural roots, twigs from a bird's nest, twine, and commercial papers. They have been gessoed and the tag and smaller piece have been inked. The "Cherish" piece includes hand-quilled roses and a bronze-toned embellishment.

The metal piece from Tim Holtz on the tag says "Altered" and so this little tag became my tribute to Altered Art. (And yes, I know it is mixed media.) It also includes buttons made from shells.
I am linking to Tag Tuesday for the Not On Paper Challenge--hugs to Louise!

Also, please join my drawing for a silver-toned necklace in the next post down!

Hugs,
Cindy
xox

22 comments:

Terry said...

This is fabulous for the challenge!!! I love all your stunning details! Just Awesome!! Have a great weekend!

Evelyn S. said...

Wow, Cindy! I would never think of something like this! I especially love the juxtaposition of the burlap and lace....not to mention all those other 'natural' elements. Beautiful!

Junibears said...

I think these piece are gorgeous Cindy.So tactile with the different materials and textures. I love the 'beigy' natural look too. You are so good at this art.
Hugs
June xx

Tammy said...

Fabulous! If I did this, it would not be called art! ha! I'm always inspired by folks in blogland to try new things and just go for it. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Tammy said...

I just read your profile and see that you live in the New Orleans area. I lived in Slidell for many years, graduated from high school there. Where are you? Have a great weekend. Tammy

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhhh they are both gorgeous Cindy. I am glad i dropped by today. Love the materials you chose to work with and this turned out so very beautiful
hugs June xxxxx

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Your tags are always so beautiful and creative :) :) :) I loved the lace detail :):) :) The tag you sent me is so lovely, I'm afraid to use it in my Bible...I don't want it to get crushed...but I was thinking of taking a photo of it, printing it and them laminating it for my Bible...would that be okay? Well, until then...the tag looks super cute on my bookshelf...It makes my books look better...I kid you not!!! Have a lovely weekend. ...can't wait to see what other brilliant creations you come up with :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Maria said...

Cindy these are all so beautiful love all the layers of texture and those canvases look amazing

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

These are all so beautiful! I love the mixed materials, layers etc. Awesome!

More Entertaining Women said...

Oh, how neat. I am always inspired by your work. Looking forward to having more studio time to just play and create! Love both! Blessings! Cindy

Donna said...

Love all of the great textures, Cindy! I thought of you as I used some jute twine in a couple of card making projects tonight :)

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening Cindy..I love your new tag! Thanks for the message on my Blog today..can't wait for my suprise to arrive..thank you and have a great weekend!!
Hugs,
Wanda

Home and Heart said...

SO pretty!

Ellie said...

Hi Blog Twin, this is gorgeous.
Thanks for your message, I'm doing well at the moment. Busy with a new laptop and getting to grips with Windows 7!

Theresa said...

Hello Cindy! These are wonderful! I think once you add a natural element like the twigs to a piece it gives it such a soulful feel. The layer of trim and cloth do the same, really they are all just gorgeous! Thank you for stopping by, it really means so much to me! Theresa

Lovey said...

I LIKE it! I REALLY, REALLY LIKE IT!

Cheryl said...

hi sweetie,this tag is just pure,delight,all the elements,you have on it work so beautiufully together,love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Netty said...

I am in love, yep I am.........fabulous, love them..... Annette x

Fabric Art said...

Cindy these little canvases and tags are so wonderful, I love the nature theme, I am so busy learning new things in Mary's class, to work with paper is new to me, but it is exciting and fun, have a wonderful and creative weekend dear.
Hugs Anni

agypsyangel said...

I love the creations. I love the mini things ....so that little canvas is wonderful. I am making some many altered board books....I like the MINI....
Have a great day :)
Hugs,
Kim

stampdiva said...

Cindy, I am struck dumb by the beauty of those creations. Stunning! Lynne M (sorry I was unable to participate in your Link Party - wanted to but time was against me)

LDTillustrations said...

Hi, I just found you through the blog hop and started following - I have to say your work is gorgeous! It's really unique and nostalgic, I don't think I've ever come across anything quite like it!