Friday, June 3, 2011

Upcycled ARt

Hello y’all,  I have pulled out my art dept. this week.  I repurposed a pencil drawing of a windmill drawn many years ago.  It became the basis of this journal page.  I collaged layers from my stash and I loved the tractor from an old ag magazine.  It was a line drawing that was just screaming “Color Me Now”.   I just love everything Texas and this is my tribute to those things I enjoy in it’s great bounty.Texas-history

I also used many of my vintage patriotic images to embellish a banner.  I didn’t prefer the basic banner colors that I had on hand, so let the layering begin…Gesso, book pages and vintage images produced a much preferred look.patriotic-banner-1

I am still debating on further embellishment of some ruffled crepe  or lace for rosettes and trim.patriotic-banner

I have pieced my first quilt square also.  It has many little flaws, but I am still quite pleased.  After conquering the pattern did I observe this pattern was for the advanced piecer.  It was those crazy triangles and the points underneath.  UGH.  I will stick to basics for the next one.  I am contributing this one for a quilt to be made for a raffle for Breast Cancer Awareness.quilt-square

In time for the 4th of July, I am gifting you with some of my images in my stash.  Click on the image and right click to save to a file.  Enjoy.3-cheers-drumc6ydfourth-of-july-uncle-sam-patriotic1

I’m glad you dropped by for a chit chat.

4 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

I can't believe July 4th is just around the corner. I can't believe it's June! :) Great job on the quilt for charity. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Cindy said...

Love the 4th of July pics. Great quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

lovely blog! Thanks so much for the patriotic images. They are wonderful.
Came here via Paper_traders
Cathy

Fun With This and That said...

Hi, I'm going to make a small banner with your art I started putting up my july decorations.You are very creative .I will be back Laura