Thursday, February 08, 2007

Emily's Art Journal Week 5!

Hmmmmm, well this was a tricky one..........use some ephemera from your week!!!!

I was certainly challenged as, although we do lots of walking and a little socialising (just a little) we rarely do anything that would result in any kind of ephemera. I didn't want to resort to using a weekly supermarket receipt, simply because there isn't anything exciting about that either and I've got the bug with painting these little guys so that played a part in my decision too.

Anyway, as we are big fans of walking, we had just so happened to have bought Tony a new pair of walking boots last Sunday so I struck on the idea of having a go at drawing and painting a walking boot..........strange but true!!

Here is the result:


















I used a combination of acrylics and ink and used embossing paint to raise the laces and silver hooks to give a little dimension. The work Walk has also been covered in an embossing gel to give it a raised finish. I cut round the top of the boot and inserted the receipt.

Here's a closer pic:


















On another note, here's a quick pic from our walk on Tuesday. Our local deer park had loads of deer roaming around so I practiced again with the borrowed Canon and took these:
















Catch up later!

20 comments:

Gaye said...

that is fab Di :)

Jenny said...

Great idea for your card, and the pictures are gorgeous!

Tammy said...

Hi Di,

I love your painting and sketches! So envious! Both are talents I ALWAYS wished I possessed and do NOT...LOL

Peeked at your other posts and love ALL your photos and your zodiaz ATC's are gorgeous! But the Relax card is amazing! Don't know how you did that with paint but I love it! Wish I had it on a big canvas in my house!

Lis said...

Fab idea for your card, love the painting of the boot!

cheri said...

Gorgeous pictures and gorgeous card. the boot looks so real.

Ruth said...

Great card, love the boot.

Paula said...

Great idea for the card. I ws lucky really that my plan for health eating & more fish on the menu was useful for the ephemera but several have use till receipts as thats realy all us women do weekly, buy boring food!!!!

Skippie said...

Love the boot! SO realistic.
Love all of your work too :D

Lynne said...

Wow, what a great card. I love how you did those laces.

judith said...

I really love your card, a really good idea! And the pics of the deers are gorgeous! We also have a canon and I really love it, the pictures are great (took it with me to africa last summer)

michelle said...

i love your cards - you are so talented. the deer are so beautiful!

Lynn said...

I LOVEEEEEE your card! Great idea, love the whole raised shoelaces... necer heard of embossing 'paint' before! WoW!!!! Have a great day can't wait to see what you come up with next, Love this challenge!

queendebbee said...

Great idea & card. Snooped at some of your other posts. I can see why you love walking so much; beautiful countryside you live in! I'm also impressed with your mini journal a month goal...

valerie said...

i absolutely love this card it is one of my faves we do alot of walking and often walk round our local deer park really must get a better camera

banglamarie said...

Cool card you've made!!

Vibeche said...

Your card is so fab. I just love it :)

Beth said...

Gosh Di, your painting is truly fab, love the boots, it's all perfect. Your getting used to the ole camera too, what do you think so far then? Take care, Beth XX

Aashild said...

Yeh! How cool is that! :) Embossing paint? Never heard about it, but it looks so cool!

Thanks for sharing.
And thanks for visiting my blog :)
Welcome back :)

Flapsi Hapsi said...

The boot painting is just fab!

Catherine Hardy said...

The metal circles are fantastic and I LOVE the idea of putting the receipt inside of the boot. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

Thanks for sharing.

By the way, the pictures of the deer are great. That tree in the background does wonders for the photo itself. I'm very impressed and LOVE the tree!

Catherine Hardy

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