Kenny and I took a week off work with plenty of plans until I sprained my ankle and can't really get around much. So...what that means is lots of movies, books and some crafting.
I always remember to take a before photo after I already started the project. So, unfortunately, you can't see what this looked like prior to my new art work. Basically, it was a black/white photo of dry soil and an old nail laying on the dirt. I know, random, but I bought it from the local thrift store because it was so unusual. I think the photo was called "Desert Nail"...yeah, that creative. LOL
Anyhow the photo is 16x20 matted in a 24x30" frame. I kept the white matting but painted some fuchsia strokes around where the artwork will be. Then, I grabbed my blue scraps and started tearing strips of paper. The strips were glued to the entire 16x20 piece of paper, covering the original photo.
Then, I picked a quote. I used my Calligraphy and my Plantin Schoolbook cricut cartridges to cut the letters.
After adhering the quote, I grabbed green and pink paints and started doodling. I don't like the green swirl because it looks too much like a flower stem and that's not what I wanted. But I tried covering it a little with some torn up dictionary and even with a little paint, but I just couldn't change it enough to make me happy. Oh well...I still like the way it turned out.
Here it is:
Lesson learned: Some times random is fine, but in other cases, it helps to plan a little. I think I should have planned a little more and I probably would be happier with the final result. But, I still like it :)
Now, where to hang it? It does not match any color scheme in my house!