Friday, October 24, 2008

who's there?


This is a combined challenge arch. First it's the paper patchwork challenge hosted by Cora over at Gothic Arches this week. The challenge was to create a patchwork of papers for the background and throw some paint over them. That was fun!

Then it's the things that go bump in the night over at Mixed Media Monday. My friend Kim is hosting this week, so I had to play even though I've never done a challenge there. Honestly I'm a bit intimidated by the talent of the folks who play in the challenges. Such amazing artwork. I really enjoyed the process of making this arch that feels really outside the box for me.

I don't do spooky, so it's not easy to get that feel going. I think my little sister made me watch way too many spooky movies with her as a kid. I can't even go into a community haunted house. I'm just a big chicken. So, I guess this was a face your fears arch. Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used: titan buff and nickel azo gold Golden Fluid Acrylics, black Staz-on ink, Ink Blocks stamp, variety of Ranger Distress Inks, lots of paper scraps including a clothing tag, map and postcard, owl pic from vintage dictionary, vintage rummy game piece.

16 comments:

runningonink said...

I love how you combine the two challenges into one! It is awesome! I love the colors! Thanks for taking the time to play along! HUGS! Happy Fri-cake day!

Julie said...

I was going to say a curse word....but I'll clean it up: "MEE OH MY", Tami- that is beeyoutiful. The patchwork background is colored PERFECTLY...love your collage too...I love this one!

Diane said...

Wow, Tami, that is beautiful. I'm so glad you came to play with us this week - and hope we will see lots more of your gorgeous artwork in the future. Don't be intimidated, your art is wonderful! Diane

Kenning Stone said...

Well this is one of favourite patch cards....love that the owl is set off the page abit.

Jennifer said...

Brilliant work! Yes this definitely carries out the theme and yet it is all of the warm, earthy essentials of autumn.

Mam said...

Well, first, I'll thank you for visiting my blog. That was my first arch challenge there, too. I'm glad you contacted me - I think your arch is absolutely beautiful. I'm bookmarking your site so I can come back and browse.
Nancy

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning.
amazing design. Incredible. Love them.

Saila said...

Great arch!

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous arch -love the colours and images stunning

Faye said...

Tami, this is stunning. I love the colors of your patchwork paper.

christie said...

WOW!! I just love it!! Who makes that owl? He is very handsome!!!!

purplepaint said...

Oh this is awesome!!! Love the depth of it. Just gorgeous!

Ginger said...

Tami awesome job on patchwork theme loved the earth tones and you did a gorgeous job.Can't wait to see your wee Witch's.
hugs ginger

A Robin's Nest said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Great work and that owl is just wonderful!

ScrappyPam said...

Wonderful arch! Love the background!!

Far North said...

Oh I love the patchwork pieces!! What a wonderful visual presentation! Lovely piece of art!!