May 7, 2011

Love.... A Universal Language

This must be the week for "hands" because three of my favorite challenge blogs have that very theme. Theme Thursday, Wednesday Stamper, and Simon Says Stamp. So this is what I came up with. I've had this wonderful old ephemera with sign language that I am so sorry but can't remember where I copied this from. It seemed fitting to dedicate this piece to the "Freedom Riders" 50th Anniversary. A brave group of Americans that help pave the the smoother road that we walk in today. Even though hatred and prejudice are still alive, they helped us to come a long way. I thank you and applaud you.

The paper I used was from my new stash of Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper. I then used several different mixed media products:

The heart was made with Molding Paste

The frame was bright orange originally which I painted with black Gesso and then used Rub and Buff in Patina and Gold

The crackes of the corrugated cardboard were filled with Golden Glass Bead Gel in which I colored it with Alcohol Inks in Stream and Cinnamon

Then several of Lindys Stamp Gang products were used to give it that old vintage patina'd look.

Voodoo Violet Purple Starburst Spray

Magical Micas in Dark Chocolate Truflle, and Opal Sea Oats

MoonShadow Spray Treasure Island Aqua

Micas in Atomic Green Gold and Starlight Salmon

Thank you for stopping by....Wishing all the mommies in the World Much Love ,,,xoxo Toni


jacirascrap said...

Muito amor para todos! Adorei!

Shar B said...

Totally gorgeous!

Netty said...

Smashing collage Toni. Annette x

Unknown said...

Lovely piece! really like the framed heart!

Love dawn xx

Candy C said...

Hello Toni! Your hand collage is lovely. I especially like the signing hands...very appropriate for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Lynne Forsythe said...

Toni.......I LOVE LOVE LOVE your piece!! (no pun intended!!)

Thanks bunches for playing along with the teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Stunning, great art work. Love how you made the background and also the heart..

Martina said...

A big aplause, dear Toni!
What you make is a feast for my eyes to look at !!
Well done!!

Shelley Whiting's art said...

I love all the different mixed media elements and textures. The pieces is very mysterious and intriguing. Beautiful work.

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.