One of our challenges as a design team this month was to design something around spring colors – or at least these colors spoke “spring” to me. The colors started my mind buzzing around the feelings that I have associated with spring. Spring to me is all about new life, new beginnings, and new hope all wrapped in the big bow of glorious beauty - so I set out to create something that represented the season to me. After thinking for a few days I decided on two things: 1. Give new life to something old, meaning use something that has been forgotten and tossed aside; 2. Tie in the color and sounds that can be heard & seen during this time of the year and incorporate them into my project.
In giving life to something old – I set my sights on the following two things:
I love incorporating different items into my altered art projects – and giving a “re-purpose for something that has been pushed off to the side and is often forgotten so the popsicle stick was the perfect fit! I couldn’t even begin to tell you just how many of these sticks I have around from years of using rub-ons (hmmm maybe I should build a bird house or something with them…LOL)
I chose the record because I like to “play on words” - I tend to do this in a lot of my art pieces, I find that it tends to spark my creative juices.
Now the fun part began as I reached for some beautiful Pattern Paper, some chipboard, and my Chipart Tool (for some added texture) all by GCD Studios!
Here’s what I came up with:
Here’s a close up of the popsicle stick – notice how I used the Chipart tool to add some dimension to an otherwise flat object:
Here’ a close up of the bird – can I just say how much I LOVE the Sparrow Alphabet!
I hope that I have inspired you to look at something “old” and give new life to it this spring.