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Friday, July 23, 2010


I finally got my CCC #6 done for this week. It is found on page 66 of Tim's book and is called Mutil Medium Collage. I have had this jar of Claudine's medium for a long time and this is the first I have used it. Wow, is this nice stuff! I used an old text book that was my Dad's from his teaching or college days. I think college days because I found a treasure inside; a folded up sheet of class notes in his handwriting. I haven't seen anything he wrote in 16 years now, so this was a great find! I used chipboard die cuts of Tim's of course and wrinkle free distress for the background. Stamped the flourishes in my new fave Pumice Stone. Punched out and embossed a bird and rubbed with again, pumice stone and gave him a distress stickle eye to perch on the signpost.

18 comments:

JWood said...

oh this is lovely! i like your story. isn't it nice to find a special treasure ~ especially from someone you love... have a wonderful day! judy

Lori said...

I love it! Great job on the collage work, it looks fantastic, and how special to find a treasure in the process!

Netty said...

Great story and a fab collage.
Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

Anonymous said...

lovely, wonderful and so heart warming. great memories of your Dad. All mixed up with Simon and Garfunkle. Thank you for making my day my friend!!
Love, Liz

paperqueen said...

How cool! I love using authentic papers like that in my work too. I think its a way better method of preserving and honoring a memory than just sticking it in a drawer.
Wonderful piece.
Eileen

SusanK said...

Treasures and wonderful art - just doesn't get any better!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Kathy, this is BEYOND cool! Gorgeous colors, great Multi-Medium work... and how awesome that you used the paper from your dad's text book! That really makes this piece extra special. And what a treasure, finding his handwritten notes! This was already a "feel good" piece of art, but your lovely description makes it SUPER Feel-Good!

Thanks for that, too. I had a weird day at work, and your story made me smile.

Hugs,
Linda

donna said...

I love this.. specially the little red bird and I love that you were blessed creating it. Cheers!

Chrissie said...

Oh these dies of T!m's are just devine. Beautiful work.

craftytrog said...

Fab artwork Kathy!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great challenge piece and what a nice surprise you found in your dads old book, you should use it in an art piece, maybe a tribute to him!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

BEAUTIFUL piece, Kathy!!

Terry said...

Fabulous challenge piece - I love it! How wonderful for you to find a treasure!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Looks fantastic Kathy!! Love it! Isn't it fun to find old momentos from your parents!

minnie_mac said...

Great piece. Especially love the background, colours and stamping, and to know that it's special to you with memories of your dad.

Marilyn

Shelann said...

I like the red bird detail, it really catches the eye. Very nice all around.

inge said...

Hello Kathy,

I like the shape of your card and the use of this special dictionary paper.

You should scan in the notes of your dad and use them in your future work !

greetings from Belgium
Inge

MarleneMAZ said...

This is a gorgeous piece! I love how you tied all the pieces in together.