Friday, 31 July 2009

UK Art Raffle - 'Summer' entry

The UK Art Raffle is back up and running and the current theme is 'Summer'. You just need to sign up, send in an item of art and then you're in the draw. The winner gets all the items sent in!

For my entry, I altered a jigsaw piece (it measures approx 3" x 3"). I used a vintage picture of three young ladies in their bathing costumes and collaged it onto a background of the L S Lowry's painting 'At The Seaside' a strange mixture and the ladies are not of the same era, but I thought the muted tones of the Lowry picture went well with the image. I painted a wash of cream acrylic over the background and edged and highlighted it with some crayons. A string hanger and some shells completed it.

I used the same image to make an ATC. This time on a background of tissue paper coloured with Brusho paints. Again edged with crayon and some Anita's 3-D clear gloss finish at the bottom to look like water - although it hasn't come out too well in the photo.

All the raffle entries need to be in by 23rd August - can't wait to see if I'm the lucky one, and also to see all the other entries, which I believe, will be posted on the above mentioned website after the draw has been made.


Jan said...

Two lovely pieces Sherry - Good Luck!!

Deborah said...

As I said on flickr, these are wonderful. Might check out the raffle but knowing me I'll never get round to it. So much to craft, so little time!

Gez said...

Beautiful art work. I've landed on your blog from Goggle!

Good Luck with the raffle.

Hope you don't mind me following your fabulous blog. Your work is so inspirational.Gez.

Dee said...

This is lovely. x

WendyK said...

Love these, but you know me and vintage

Nicks said...

Whoo hoo.. was it you???????

Hope it was! Congratulations!