"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A little bit of everything

This has been one very crazy, busy week. Not only were we gone for the weekend and on Monday also went out of town for the entire day, but I also hosted my local art group on Tuesday night, was busy finishing up several class projects for the Open House on Thursday evening and my brother and his two teenagers arrived for a visit Tuesday night through Thursday noon. Needless to say, I was ready for some rest and relaxation on Friday!

Here is one more project from the art playday on Monday. It's a FAT ATC! I'd heard about these online, but had never made one. It's the same size as a regular ATC - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" - but is made on a block of wood which is 1 1/2" thick. So it's three-dimensional and you have four additional sides to decorate. This was an easy-peasy project: the wood block was painted, torn paper added to the front along with a black and white vintage image, a flourish stamped on both the front and back, lace and rick rack added to sides along with flowers and three decorative brass upholstery tacks, and, finally, rhinestones added to the frame of the image. I love the chunkiness of this! (I still haven't found time to finish the other art day projects - maybe next week.)

Here's a side view to show the dimension.
This project is for a class and is a chipboard house and book from Maya Road. I used the "Girl Friday" line of papers from Cosmo Cricket. Below you can see the front of the house. Look closely and you can see the Stickles.

This is another view.

This is the six-page accordian book which fits inside. I love that stamp on the little tag - "Home is where the heart lives."

And the other side of the pages. This is free-standing, but could also be hung vertically. I decorated it with both ideas in mind. It is just waiting for some small photographs.

Here's a closeup of the roof. You can see the glitter better in this photo. As always, you can click on any of the pics and get a closer look.

The saying around the bottom is: "Mother makes a house a home." It would be a perfect Mother's Day album/gift.

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