Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Unruly sponging

Have you checked out the new blogozine Unruly Paper Arts yet?   The front page of the first issue was published on the 1st a little later the same day the first Art Quests were launched.

What is an Art Quest?  Its your invitation to make something using a particular technique or theme and share it with us.   All Art Quests run for two weeks after which unruly followers will vote for their favourite projects.   There are 2 Art Quests each month we would love you to join in.

This first one is Sponging, well Issue 1 of the publication is all about being inky.   Mine started as a tag made of Kraft Card.   Remember the 80's and how everyone went for sponged walls? Well using a bone dry natural sponge and some DI the card was stipple sponged and then stamped.    The TH Elephant (one of my favourite stamps) stamped onto light card and then before the DI dried completely using the distress sponging technique it was coloured.  This had the effect of fading down the stamp marks softening the image.   Fussy cut the image adding it to the tag with a piece of loose woven fabric between.   The natural feel of the tag led to the idea of using glass beads, raffia, hessian, a metal skull charm and a BBQ skewer to make a wall hanging.

Time to get your sponges out and and join the fun.

As Unruly Paper Arts starts a new chapter for Sharon Bliss so one of her earlier, and very successful, blog-land advantures draws to a close.   Gingersnaps started with a Copper, Ginger, Rust colour challenge one that has been repeated annually in celebration.  It is fitting then that it should be the last Gingersnaps Challenge, I'm sharing my hanging with the challenge.

13 comments:

  1. Lovely piece, the elephant looks great(well, yes....) Hugs, Valerie

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  2. oh this is one,super tag Hun,just love that elephant,hugs Cherylxxxx

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  3. Fabulous mix of materials Zoe and a great little hanging.
    Have a great day.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  4. This certainly looks ethnic and I LOVE ethnic, even though I don't craft a lot like it :-D Love what you have done her my lovely xxx

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  5. Hi Zoe, great little piece I just afdore that elephant xx

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  6. Still loving this fab piece!

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  7. What a fabulous piece, love the elephant!

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  8. Hi Zoe,
    Well we really must be on the same page. I painted an Elephant mural today. LOL So your hanging really made me smile. Great kickoff to Unruly paper arts.
    hugs Lynn

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  9. Wow, I love this Zoe, your sponging looks great and I do like the elephant. I've checked it out yet, but will have a look tomorrow and might even join in!

    Maria x

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  10. Love this Zoe. Fabulous creative piece.
    Regards Florence x

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  11. A fabulous piece, great combination of all these elements.

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  12. Love this, Zoe. Such a cool combination of textures!

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  13. This is a beauty, love the gorgeous texturs and colours on here. Love the elephant.

    Marie

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