Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I belong to the Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo! group.  This week's Making Art Challenge #17 is "Red, White, and Blue".  Tomorrow is the last day to enter this challenge.

This was a perfect opportunity for me to use my newly acquired pocket watch shadow box.

I've been away from the craft table and blog world for a while and don't even know how this watch is being used to make art.  But my plans for the three in the set are to make another one steampunk and the last one Alice in Wonderland.  For this one, I went with a vintage Fourth of July theme and decided to sandwich some lace between the two watch pieces.

I'm also entering this in:
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #69 Happy Fourth of July.  This is the first day to enter this challenge.
the flying unicorn forum : Shimmer, Stripes and Shine post-blog hop entry
This also will work for DT Cathy's Nuances de Couleur  group challenge over at Bella Creations.  The July colors are red, white and blue.

Materials:
Wendy's Studio 490 Art Parts Pocket Watch
Ranger Faded Jeans and Fired Brick distress inks on the chipboard.
Gecko Galz image
Jenni Bowlin BINGO card
Wendy's Studio 490 stamp set for the flower which I turned into a "star", stamping on
Tim Holtz grungepaper and
covered with Ranger Aged Mahogany diistress ink Tim Holtz Idea-ology hardware
Misc. items from stash

20 comments:

Netty said...

Love this and such a fab image. xx

PetraB said...

This is wonderful, love the theme and the vintage theme.

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh your 4th of july pocket watch art is Awesome!!!! now I can't wait to see the steampunk and Alice piece.
Bravo!!!!!
hugs Lynn

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
What a stunning way to celebrate your country's big day of celebrations.
Faultless artwork.
Wishes
Lynne

Zoechaos said...

Love this it is really special. hope you are enjoying your national day. XOXO Zoe

Willy said...

Fabulous piece!

ms.schwiet said...

wow this is cool

Michele said...

absolutley fabulou Helene! so many perfect elementsin harmony. i love it.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love how you colored the watch and all that yummy metal hanging from your chain, Helene!

craftattack said...

Great piece! Valerie

Sharon said...

Oh wow Helene this is just an amazing piece - I LOVE that pocket watch frame - this is just wonderful!

Sheri said...

The PERFECT combination of goodies! Luv that image! Happy 4th.. Thanks for joining us at The Tea Room ;-)

Starr said...

What a fabulous piece of art. I agree, it is the perfect combo of paper, metal, ribbon. Wonderful tribute to our countries independence!

Vicki - Paper Squirrel said...

Love it! So fun and whimsical.

Jules said...

As always, darling and perfect!

Lori said...

This is so awesome! I just love it! Thanks for joining the MAC!

Laura said...

Love this 4th July creation. Some very fine elements and images including the USA metal tags.

Gerri Herbst said...

Oh my this is amazing. How did I miss it. Incredible piece. Think its now my new fav of your work. take care, gerri

Vada Schutz said...

Oh Helene I do so love this wonderful piece of art. Thanks for sharing...
Hugs Vada

Sandi said...

Helene - absolutely GLORIOUS! So perfect for the holiday!

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