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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Nagging Inspiration

Ever see something that sparks an idea, then fades away, only to resurface a week later? That's what happened to me.

Two Fridays in a row while waiting with hubby, I have walked around a lobby admiring art work that keeps triggering a nagging inspiration to attempt the look in card form. Here are photos of what I am looking at, no clue to the artist or I would give credit:

Snowy day so not best lighting on this one
 

These are glass panels embedded with beads, stone and ink, mounted on metal panels. My self-imposed challenge is to see if I can take the idea and create at least one card, using only supplies currently owned. Since there is bound to be trial and error here, I am allowing myself two weeks. At that time I promise to post my results if I haven't done so sooner. After all it is better to have tried and failed than to never try at all.


Parting thoughts as I love them both:
"All life is an experiment." 
   Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."
   Werner von Braun

7 comments:

  1. alcohol inks? or glitter on adhesive sheets?

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    1. Feel free to join in with me at any time.

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  2. Sounds intriguing ......clock's tickin'.....tick-tock-tick......x

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  3. Do you know what?....I saw some stones or pebbles, call them what you like, a couple of weeks back that also intrigued me. They were covered in tiny little micro beads in patterns that the instant I saw these pictures made me think of them. I cannot even remember where I saw them but same deal stored the idea away with the thought of one day giving it a go. They were just as amazing in the originality and creativity as these. Now I am thinking you could maybe some kind of foiling technigue (not that I have any idea how to do that.

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  4. can't wait to see what you come up with

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  5. Well, that is very interesting to say the least. I'm not sure how I would go about creating the design into a card. hmm
    It is pretty tho. ;)

    Hugs, Mary S. http://doodlepopdigis.wordpress.com

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