Sunday, January 29, 2012

BAREFOOT DREAMS ART CHALLENGE LINK PARTY...

 Welcome to the Dare to Dream Different Art Challenge!
I am so glad you could join me.  To get into the spirit of the challenge, if you have not done so before, you might want to visit THIS POST to see where the inspiration for the challenge came from.  Participation is super simple, using one or more or a part of one the provided images from the above mentioned post create a piece of art including the word "DREAM" in your creation.

There is no sign up, just show up and link to your creation allowing others to visit, view, and comment on your art.  I will be choosing a winner from those featuring their artwork for this challenge and offering my creation as a gift plus a packet of supplies from my studio.  You can link up Monday or Tuesday, Jan. 30-31, 2012 and a winner will be announced on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

Here is my offering for the challenge entitled:  Harness Your Dreams...
I fell in love with this little barefoot lass and crowned crane.  She was wrapping a ribbon around its neck in the original photo.   I used two sizes of images to create my art piece so that the crane would be bigger than the little girl, a representation of our dreams often seeming to be bigger than we are but they are not impossible to harness...
I used a palette of  grey, white, and aqua...
A torn fabric ribbon is inscribed with handwritten dreams is interwoven with various fibers and studded with clusters of pearls...
I used a faux plaster technique to create my main background and the large floral embellishment on the upper corner tinting them with acrylics and dusting the floral embellishment with a fine crystal glitter...
The images are done as packing tape transfers...
Vintage velvet ribbon, and old metal buckle, and crochet lace embellish the bottom of the collage...
A ribbon wrapped wire hanger sparkles with a faux crystal and glimmering beads...
The collage measures 21 1/2 inches long from the top of the wire hanger to the tip of the lace bottom edge and is 8 1/2 inches wide. 

LINKING INSTRUCTIONS:
 Please read carefully in order for the link to show up properly.

 1.  Art Challenge projects only, pretty please.

2. Please link back to the party (text or button) within your post. See BUTTONS on my right sidebar.

3. By linking up here, you are granting me permission to feature you or your art work pertaining to this post on the blog or Pinterest with no additional permission required.
To link up you will sign in with Mr. Linky below. You will need to link to a specific post.   To do this open two windows on your computer, one open to my blog page and one open to your blog page.

Click on your post title and that will open a new window with only that specific post on it.  Right click on the post address at the top of the page, this will highlight it in blue, then click copy.

Paste that address in the linky box where indicated and follow the rest of Mr Linky's instructions.
 This will make it easier to go directly to the post and not have to scroll to find it.

Thank You!

Now that all the linky blah blah blah is out of the way, let the art party begin!
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Blessings,
Sandy

12 comments:

Vee said...

Oh what an exquisite art collage. I am bowing low right now if only you could see me. =) I love all the details...scrumptious details with some thought and meaning behind them. I'm learning, I'm learning, but the curve is so wide!

And I've linked up, but it doesn't appear to be showing. I'll show you how it looks to me from my side of things in an email.

Thanks for the fun, Miss Sandy!

Michelle said...

That was really pretty, Sandy! I am in the same boat as you-the praying over God helping me to harness my dreams and desires according to His Will!

I did enter a little something, but as I only noticed the challenge the other day, I didn't have a lot of time!

Thank you for doing this!

QueenBe said...

Just beautiful.... I absolutely love that faux plaster technique you used for the flower embellishment in the corner. Would LOVE to learn that!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Sandy~
Your collage is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the special touches with the plaster technique & the hand scripted ribbon. Thanks for being such an inspiration. I know that we are about to see some pretty items, but yours can't be beat!! I love it! Hmmm, I'm thinking classes next, Miss Sandy! I know it is already on your mind!
Blessings,
Cindy

Gail said...

Sandy,
Thanks so much for doing this! I've had such a peaceful afternoon creating, thanks to you. It gave me a nudge that I needed.....my dh took our dd to a basketball game so the house is quiet and I had no interruptions.....unheard of around here!
I love what you made, love all the layers!
Your art is exquisite........and thanks for giving me the "extra" help I needed earlier to get my image sized correctly....I'm not very technically savvy so when something goes right it's like I've climbed Mt. Everest!

Dora said...

Not only does your collage have ultra cool individual parts, but your photography sequence made it like a budding flower. First I saw the close up, then further out, then after all the intricate details, we get to see it's a gorgeous wall hanging complete with crystal. I especially love the printed ribbon. Love the choice of pastel green/patina too, hope I win =)

Nancy said...
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Nancy said...

Here is my entry I call "Dreams"

http://babblelots.blogspot.com/2012/01/another-collage-challenge.html

Decor To Adore said...

I love the idea of lassoing a peacock! You are amazingly talented my friend.

Lynn said...

I love your collage, so pretty. I will try and do a piece. Your pictures are amazing.

Denise said...

I love your collage! It's so pretty. I would love to do some mixed media but everytime I've tried it I just can't seem to get the hang of it. Guess it's just not my "thang"

Elizabeth Johnson said...

I did something with this image when I first read this post. Then got busy with all the cleaning out of my studio and simplifying and organizing of my life that I forgot to come back here and post it. Oh well, I've been with you in spirit. : )

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