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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Let it shine

This week's was Inspiration Avenue creative challenge was all bright and gleamy - the theme was "Shine". 
 I very rarely use shiny things in my work - I'm much more naturally inclined to rusty, tea stained or otherwise aged things. I like that about the challenges though - they make you step outside your comfort zone a bit! 
For this mini canvas I've used some silver acrylic paint, along with sequins and tiny little metallic hearts (I think they were originally from a confetti packet!) to decorate. I'll be adding this (and a few more of these mini canvases with easels) to my etsy shop this week.

Click here to see lots more lovely shiny things, but be warned - you may have Take That singing in your head all week afterwards...!

16 comments:

  1. Ooooh Angie I like!!! Yes it is quite different and it's nice to step out of your comfort zone isn't it!!! Like me with big canvas! Now I'm addicted - just bought four more LOL!

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  2. Lovely. It's great to use things you wouldnt normally use

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  3. oh fun and inspiring to others to try new things!
    Shel

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  4. This is a very pretty piece. I love the colours & the pattern - very nice!

    Since I painted a gold background for my "Shine" contribution I've gone mad on metallic paints. I'm part way through a bronze & silver now :-)

    Kat X

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  5. Your mini creations are just darling and it offers an affordable alternative for us collectors who have to have something between holidays! ;D Working outside our comfort zone is always such a challenge, isn't it ~ fun though too.
    Hugs♥
    Sharon

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  6. Your pieces are really nice. They make me happy just to look at them. Good job!

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  7. I realize I'm late getting here, Angie, but I sure love how you put the "Shine" in this challenge piece. Like you, I'm not much of a glitter gal. But you handled this challenge quite well and created a lovely piece that may be outside your comfort zone, but truly lovely and inspirational. You KNOW how much I love your work, and this piece is no exception. Great IA challenge entry.

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  8. the shine on this piece just ENHANCES it; I think a good decision for sure.

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  9. I think you do Shine...in everything! I'm going to do a little window shopping in your shop now...I see a lot of priti in it!
    xox

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  10. Yay..this is super beautiful and so lovely..like a meditative symbolic experience..gorgeous! Wonderfully color-rich and expressive..love it!
    Thankyou for your kind sweet words!
    hugs
    victoria~

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  11. love it. and i can't believe it even matched the tripod thing you had it on!

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  12. Thank you all for your sweet comments, they always make my day! :)

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  13. Hii - greetings from Scotland!! Great little blog you have here - your art is lovely. I would love to brghten up my new flat with your painting! Please do count me in enjoy OWOH x

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