Happy Easter everyone! Hope you are all enjoying a lovely long weekend with family and friends. It's a quiet one here, my DH is at work so the pups and I are taking it easy and have been watching curling and the hockey playoffs after our hike this morning :O)
I've also been working away on my swaps and challenges that are coming due for my Mixed Media Studio group. I completed my two ATC's for this month's swap; we were to create ATC's that were representative of a favorite book or books BUT we couldn't use the title of the book anywhere on the ATC. At first I thought it would be easy-peasy until I realized that some of my favorite books do not lend themselves very well to pictorial representations of their titles LOL! I finally ended up perusing my book shelves until I found two books that I figured I could demonstrate graphically. Now my swap partner has to try and guess what the titles are, hopefully she won't find it too difficult! I can't show you pictures of them quite yet but will post them after she has had a go at guessing which books I am referencing.
Next, I finished up my book sculpture challenge; we were to alter a book by folding the pages but weren't to cut any of the pages. Glue was allowed however and here is what I created.
I'm calling it 'Swallows At Sunset' and have to say I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I was inspired by this photo which I found on Pinterest:
but I soon realized that the inspiration sculpture did have the pages cut, the curled areas have been cut from the rest of the book page. So I improvised the design and while mine is not as elegant as the inspiration picture I am still quite pleased with it. I stuck the swallows in between the pages on their wire 'perches' but haven't glued them so I can remove them and change the images for the seasons. I'm thinking falling leaves in the fall and maybe snowflakes in the winter :O)
And lastly for today, I finished my second drawing on book pages challenge.
I bit the bullet this time and actually drew something LOL! I was inspired by a video I saw on YouTube by Christy Tomlinson and so 'Queen Bea' was born. I just posted this picture in our Mixed Media Studio Yahoo group and I see that I am the ONLY person to have signed up for this month's drawing challenge, so I guess Queen Bea will remain with me (we had been drawing a name from all who participated in the challenges and sending our finished pieces to that person). Or perhaps I will frame her up and gift her to my Aunt Bea, I think she'd get a chuckle out of her :O)
So that's all I have to share with you today, still have one more challenge to finish for this month, an altered light bulb, and I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do so hopefully will have pictures to share with you soon. Enjoy the rest of the long weekend (does everyone get Easter Monday off??) and happy creating!