Yesterday afternoon, I took my youngest daughter to her swim team practice at Laughlin Air Force Base. Since it's on the opposite side of town from where we live, I waited for her in the lounge area of the fitness center. I had planned ahead, and took my iPad and a traveling art supply box with me. First, I scanned the web, and found various challenges I wanted to participate in. Next, using the supplies I had with me, I made the ATC below and titled it Midnight Summer Dance.
My ATC was inspired by Collage Obsession - Magic (Midsummer) Night, Craft Artwork - ATC Legs, and Artist's Playroom - #13 Sketching & Drawing. I hand cut the ATC base and the silhouette of the lady dancing from a flyer that had an international travel seal and passport print. I sketched a night forest scene with pencil and inked it with a black Sharpie pen. To add the feeling of water and the flowers in the forest, I used a small scrap of hand painted paper that had a flower punched out. I covered the back in red. As a finishing touch, I cut a circle for the moon. (I glazed the moon and the center of the flower when I got home, since I didn't have any acrylic paints in my supply box.)
When I got home, I used my ATC to design a card inspired by Card Positioning Systems Challenge Sketch #269, Pile-It On #24 - Let's Get Outdoors, and Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes. I took a picture of my outdoor scene ATC and used a Kaleidoscope app to turn it into a pinwheel. I printed the picture, cut it into an oval, and edged it with a red Clearsnap ink pad. I used a blue card base an masked it with a postcard print. I flipped the positioning of the elements, so I placed my banners on the right side. I attached the oval shaped print with some foam pads. To enhance the outdoor theme, I layered some flowers and attached them with a brad. As a finishing touch, I added a sentiment with the word "summer."
For safekeeping, I incorporated my ATC with a paperclip in a page for my art journal. This page was inspired by Crazy Amigos - Pinwheels, Take a Word - Floral, and Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #31. First of all, I made an origami pinwheel using a red plaid and floral print. I turned it into a flower, by adding a leaf to the "stem." On a K&Company Smashpad sheet, I wrote a bible verse and glued it down. Finally, I glued down the flag portion of a K&Company Smash paper clip, on which I had written the word dance. I attached my ATC to the paperclip.
There is a time for everything
and a season for every activity under the heavens.
Although I assigned each of the 3 different art projects to different challenges, they are interrelated. This was a nice break for me, because I've been working on a large painting for my upcoming art show, which can be overwhelming. I'd love to hear what you think about these projects, so please leave a comment and/or follow my blog. Thank you for stopping by. Blessings!