Saturday, March 12, 2011

SPA: No. 1

"That there ought!"
4 x 6 Postcard

I had a lot of fun with this week's theme - No. 1 - at Sunday Postcard Art. It's been a while since I've done any collage, and I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to get out some of my Alice sheets and play . . .

"That there Ought" started life as a piece of painted card stock that was first treated with a Gesso Relief technique (you can go here to see it first hand). To that, I placed several #1 stickers over the surface and used them as a mask for bright green acrylic. Once peeled off, I added images From Alice in Wonderland that spoke to me and enhanced them with white gel pen. Final touches included a border of bold paint pens to create a scallop (still into them from last week ;), colored pencil, black ink and two forms of glitter. The quote reads, "There ought to be a book written about me, that there ought! And when I grow up, I'll write one."

Thanks for your time! I look forward to seeing all of your "No. 1" postcards this week . . . 

Kristin xo

26 comments:

peggy gatto said...

I love the texture, design, but oh that wonderful color!!!!!!

peggy gatto said...

congratulations on being published!!!
I can't wait to see!!!!!!!!!!

Yvonne said...

Fantastic postcard, Kristin! Love that hot pink!

Ozstuff said...

Wow! I love the vibrant colours and great design of your postcard, Kristin. Wonderful artwork.

indybev said...

What a fun collage. There should be lots of positive comments, that there ought!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is wonderful, Kristin. I finally watched the Alice in Wonderland movie about 3 weeks ago, uninterupted (lol). It was nice to see them with some wins at the Academy Awards. The costuming was awesome. Your postcard reminded me of the excellent movie. Beautiful!

Amy said...

Awesome bright bold colors..really stands out. Love the borders and the title is artistic!

Christine said...

beautiful work

Junibears said...

Fantastic postcard. beautiful work.xx

Gail said...

The colours are fantastic. Very whimsical.

eMiLy ChAnG said...

NICE QUOTE!

Sandy said...

Wow this is unbelievable.
Stunning card. Love it.

Astrid Maclean said...

Super card and very original.

linda said...

Absolutely LOVE this!

Mandy C said...

love this Kristin... of course i LOVE alice! your work is wonderful. Hope Kendra is ok

Diann said...

Fantastic collaged postcard..congrats on being published! Diann

yasmindeboo said...

What a brilliant colourful postcard; would make a gorgeous cover for a mini book.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous, love the Alice themed work.

Grammy said...

Awe, this is so adorable. : )

Grannie Annie said...

A very clever and unique postcard Kristin...great Job!!

Mandy said...

so cute,,,quirky,,,just love the alice themed stuff...hugs...xxx

Jingle said...

Super fun!

scrapwordsmom said...

Your art is just too fun. I love all the ideas I get when I'm here, Kristin:)

Love,
Les

JessiVille said...

Cute postcard Kristen! The hot pink really speaks to me! I still have some viewing yet to do at the house of art - see you there! xox

jenny said...

Love your postcard Kristin... gorgeous collage and colors... so whimsical and sweet...

Hugs
Jenny x

Emakesart said...

So fun and bright!

I will email you in the next day or two to let you know how my lil' trip to the gallery went...I've been taking a small lil break since I got back...so nice : )

xo