Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dance In the Rain...

I've been having fun not only shopping for my $1 finds this week but participating in some of the cyber challenges. Today is the entry for Compendium of Curiosities Challenge (C3) - Grunge Flowers:

This was made using a cheap old frame I found when cleaning at my Moms. I covered the frame with Tim's Tissue Tape - if you haven't tried this stuff it's MARVELOUS!

The sign is one of my favorite sayings of all times:

I replaced Life and Dance with metal letters.

The focus of the Challenge - Grunge Flowers:

These were covered with vintage ledger, sheet music and dictionary paper and blended with Distressed inks. Here's another pic for dimension:

Of course we can't Dance in the Rain without Tim's Rain Man on Grunge Board:

Hey what is the umbrella?

Well another grunge flower of course!

I hope if it's raining where you are that you are dancing!

Happy Creating!

KAT

The Stuff:
cheapo frame and then lots and lots of Tim - idea-ology (Lost and found, Tissue Tape, grunge paper/board, metal), distress inks, sizzix dies

28 comments:

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh WOWZERS!!!!! That is a GORGEOUS piece!!!! BEAUTIFUL job!!!

Nancy said...

As always: WOW!!! This is outstanding, Kat! I love all of the details - and to make the rain man a flower umbrella? Genius!!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is fantastic Kat! I love all the elements and the way you made 3D lettering for Life and Dance was genius as well as the flower umbrella.

LB Designs said...

This is AWESOME! Very cool;D

Deanna Cosgrove said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love how you made his umbrella out of grunge flowers as well---just perfect!

Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous creation, I absolutely love the grunge flower as an umbrella, very creative. Love the metal letters too. Just wonderful. Tracy Evans x

Karen said...

You've done a fantastic job on altering this frame. It's beautiful and I love that message: Such a great expression.
Love the flower umbrella too, and it matches the sentiment perfectly.

Tracy Evans said...

Just looked at your post below about your purchases, how lucky are you I absolutely love what you got for a $1. Your art is brill. Tracy Evans again LOL.

TwoHeartsPath said...

Awesome!! Love your work!!
Patti

Anonymous said...

KAT..I am GOB-smacked as usual. I have been trying really hard to "grow up like you"!! It's quite the challenge since you are quite the artist.
TFS, Love, Liz
Liz Walters
Prescott, AZ

Hels Sheridan said...

OMGoodness.. Kat, this is truly AWESOME!!! That brolly, how cool!!! And the Tissue Tape frame... can I borrow that idea please!!! LOVe THIS LOADS!!!

Pam L said...

The flower umbrella and the rainman are the perfect added touch!

Lori said...

Simply stunning, Kat! Just love the use of the flowers for the brellie, and of course the flower on the front is a stunner, too! Well done!

Anonymous said...

Breathtaking as always! Your creations totally blow me away. This is muy fabuloso, Kat. Congrats on all the well-deserved kudos.
Vicki B in OP NY

Yelowflower said...

OMG!! there isn't anything else to say about this...besides AWESOME!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Kat-- WOW! No, make that BIG WOW! This is incredible! Not only is your cool, clock-embellished grunge flower just awesome, the entire design is masterful.

You've combined SO many wonderful techniques and products on this work of art. Your use of the second flower as an umbrella is truly one of the most ingenious things I've ever seen. The metal letters are awesome, too, and look wicked cool with the sentiment stamp.

Great colors, beautiful papers-- what a treasure this is! Bravo!

Dorothy said...

oh my goodness...this is awesome!!!

Shirley said...

Kat this is so GREAT! I LOVE it! Excellent job

sweet craf-tea chick said...

your project absolutely ROCKS, KAT! love all the wonderful details. just awesome! love the flower umbrella. thanks for sharing with us and have a great week! *hugs* steph :)

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Tim would be so proud!

Sam Poole Designs said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you put your 'finds' together! And I love the door knobs on the previous post!..I wish we had a Micheal's here in the u.k :( Thanks for sharing! Sam x

Kris Turner said...

Hi, Kat: LOVE this! I love frames of all sorts, and this one is definitely awesome. The umbrella man is a great addition! Terrific job, as usual!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

ScrappyPam said...

Love this piece! The umbrella is fabulous!

Plume said...

I love the way you used all of your elements to create this wonderfull collage! i love the thought also as I am dancing while it,s raining here!

Starla said...

GET OUT OF TOWN!! This is just FABULOUS Kat!! I love the metal letters (that is something that probably wouldn't have crossed my pea brain!) and the flowers!! The umbrella is just inspired!!

Dawn said...

Love your creative frame a nive gft or just lovely to have in the house

Love DAwn xx

Jennie said...

wow this is so much fun..loving it!

Helen said...

This is beautiful work