Tuesday, August 21, 2012

easy seeing green!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wholly Cuckamonga Batman!

 the cucumber trade
with artsinthecards 
as is summer,
is almost over with my entry .
i tend to take a bit longer than usual as i have a few ideas stewing already
or i don't sign up.
all the ideas looked good in my art part brain, pretty good.
i will attempt to descirbe what i was thinking ..about the cucumber as a color prompt.
Green was top of the list.
well, it was the list.
then there is "cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot peppers" a beasty boys lyric.
then Patty sent that frog card
and my imagination turned a corner.
My new mantra became
"Wholly Cucamonga Batman, it's easy seeing green!"
i just had a time of it getting my eye glasses the correct strength, but not too strong.
(my very first pair of prescription glasses
 came with red frames and i always loved them.)
i am seeing pretty good now with my new pairs of glasses.
while thinking just what my card might look like, i took a cucumber end slice, mixed some golden and navy ink and started stamping card stock for
 back of cards and envelopes.
(this round i used old stationary envelopes instead of a sewn up calendar pages.)
for the lens fabric i took more paint and finger painted circles on cotton then i sprinkled salt into center and let it dry.
i cut out the circles and placed them on background cloth and free motion sewed the lenses in place and doodled out the red frames.wabi sabi.
i added a bit of red paint and a bit of glitter paint to the frames and i was almost done. to get a bit of a shine to lenses, i painted a few coats of min wax over them.
i sewed backs to fronts after a little trimming to 2 1/2" by 3 1/2"
which is the standard size for ATCs artist trading cards

i hope you like my new cool shades of cucumber
 and the remains of your summer
what color are your glasses?


RoseofSharonStudio said...

Of course I am looking thru "Rose of Sharon" glasses. I see quilts in everything every where I go.
I can't believe that summer is almost over tho~

sonja said...

seeing patterns and possiblites Everywhere cannot be corrected by glasses.... thank goodness!