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August 30, 2010

Gothic Arches & CC # 12/ "Pushing Up Daisies"

Tackled two challenges on this piece. Gothic Arches theme is "Daisies" and we are now in week #12 for Compedium of Curiosties challenge which is "chipped enamel", which I love this technique..
I also used Tim's shabby chic technique on the tombstone to give it texture and stone-like appearance. The image in the frame is a lenticular sticker which gives it that eerie look. I have used the "worn enamel" technique before and it continues to be one of my fav's. Tim's book is a must have if you are into altering pieces. I just love participating in different challenges. It drives you into different directions, encourages me to use products that I tend to forget about. And all the other bloggers involved are priceless .... TFL xoxo

21 comments:

Yvonne said...

Fabulous arch, Toni!

Chrissie said...

Toni - i've just been perusing your blog and i had to comment. I "get" your art...i mean, your pieces have such a wonderful/sassy sense of humor to them which obviously means you have one too...I like that!Thanks so much for sharing!

Jane Wetzel said...

love this...LOVE your blog! :)

Kathy Eddy said...

You really nailed it with this piece. Think I will sign up to follow so I don't miss any of your art. Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you'll come back and maybe even follow it.

Effie said...

What a fantastic idea!... I love it!

Netty said...

Oh wow, no, a double wow for both challenges, this is totally brilliant Toni. Annette x

Shawn Caro said...

"Killer" piece of art there sister! I love all of this. It goes on the mantle.

Terry said...

Now that is some very spooktacular fun! Love this to pieces! Guess I best follow you, so I can check out your awesome art!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Toni, this is WAY cool! What a perfect combination of the two challenges, and I adore your spooky tombstone (the lenticular sticker is a brilliant touch!). Great work on the chipped enamel, and the shabby chic really was the perfect look for this piece. You've achieved Halloween perfection, for sure!

CuddlyBunny said...

Oh boy! LOVE this one! Your Pushing Daisies-themed piece is AWESOME!

It takes skill to create something inspired by death, including a skull, and STILL end up with beauty!

Lynn Stevens said...

oh this is way cool ! Love it, reminds me of a piece I did for Somerset!

Cheryl said...

oh my toni,gosh how utterly brilliant is this,you really have a wonderful sense of humour hun,and your art work well its just out of this world,bless you for poping over to my wee blog,gosh so glad you did if not would have missed this wonderful work,love hugs cheryl xx

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Toni! I absolutely love your gothic arch piece! The background is awesome - it really looks like stone! I've been checking out your blog and really love your artwork! You have an amazing looking blog here! And you're the 2nd person I've seen today following the gothic arches challenge...i might have to go check that out! Thanks for sharing your terrific artwork!

Dawn said...

This is a fabby theme and very clever! love it and the skelly is really cool

love Dawn xx

MarleneMAZ said...

Great piece! love the skeletons :)

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Oh, so spooky---I just love it. The daisies and the skeleton's sentiment are hilarious.

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous and then some really different unique piece love it. xx Zoe

stampdiva said...

What an amazing take on this theme. Love it. TFS. Lynne M

minnie_mac said...

Fantastic unique piece. Love all the elements.

Marilyn

Kris Dickinson said...

Your take on the theme is so unique and cool. LOVE it!

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

OMGosh what spooky fun this is!

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.