Sunday, 21 December 2014

O Taste and See

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well and finding time to relax and enjoy this Christmas season. Happy Chanukah to my Jewish friends.

The following is a mixed media canvas I did recently. I made some of these for Christmas presents and now I am completely hooked. I don't know if this one will be for a gift, to keep or to sell.

I am not very good at showing my process. I must try to correct that in the future. However, this first picture is of the canvas when I thought it was finished.
 First I collaged various papers and book cuttings onto the canvas. Next I applied paints and scraped through them with a store card to reveal the papers beneath. The flower at the top is actually embedded in the beautiful, handmade paper I collaged on to the background. The fork and knife are from an old book on the Victorian age. I traced around them with a marker to make them stand out.

But.... this just didn't feel finished to me. I pondered on it for a couple of days and today made some additions that I think complete the project. What do you think? Did I improve it or overdo it?
I added little bits of bling here and there, still keeping to the original composition. Now I am thinking about taking off the leaves at the bottom. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday and looking forward to the week ahead.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Challenges/Links:
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything goes (no Christmas)
Paint Party Friday - Art link up
Altered Eclectics - Anything goes
Art Journey Journal - Collage
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
All Crafts Challenge - anything but a card
Path of Positivity - Faith
Sentimental Sundays - Anything but a card (include sentiment)

16 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is beautiful Teresa, so good to see you join us at Art Journal Journey!Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a wonderful collage Teresa!
Thank you for joining us at Art Journal Journey!
I wish you a Verry Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year!

xxx
Susi

Penny said...

Very cool creation, Teresa! And I think that the bling & leaves you added really balanced the design. :^)
Hugs, Penny

Dottie Seubert said...

This is gorgeous, Teresa! I've never attempted anything so texturized and beautiful. Great job!

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Country Wife said...

Beautiful card and happy holidays.

Penny Odell said...

Wow I love it Teresa!!So many beautiful elements to look at!!!

Karon said...

This is so wonderful. The leaves, should stay they pick up the butterfly! Fabulous. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Hugs, Karon.

Desire Fourie said...

Another little work of art Teresa. I think those little leaves frames the words beautifully, if that is what you refer too.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Karen Letchworth said...

These textures are fabulous! Great job, and thanks so much for playing along with us.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

MA-MI said...

Great mixed-media project. Thanks for sharing it with us at All Crafts Challenges. I wish you a Happy New Year. Maja DT

~*~Patty S said...

Your final additions are the frosting on the cake of your lovely canvas creation!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful canvas. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics Challenge

Pat said...

Teresa, there can never be "too much" when it comes to mixed media. LOL I call it my "everything but the kitchen sink artful expression. Love yours, yes, I can see the tiny details you added to your canvas. They finish it off very well. Thank you for playing in the Path of Positivity challenge this month. Hope to see more of your canvases there!

Desire Fourie said...

Teresa this is so inspirational. Its perfect for our FAITH theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Jo Ann said...

Wonderful collage of colors and emebellishments. Thanks a lot for joining our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. There's still time to enter more projects in this week's Challenge so, I hope you come back and join us again. Want to share God's Word with you found in Psalm 27:14 which says, "Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD." A Blessed and Happy New Year to you!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Erin Stewart said...

Fabulous! Simply fabulous! Thanks for joining us over at Altered Eclectics. Hugs, Erin xx