Friday, February 25, 2011

Background Beauty


Last week I found the most wonderful tutorial from Katie Kendrick   on making backgrounds..I was so inspired to give it a go...and in the process I was reminded of the beauty of the things we take for granted in the background of our everyday lives..so much to see if we really take a good look with open eyes and a open heart.


"Beautiful Life" Created on a book cover that was layered in distressed magazine pages using Nevr-dull,paint and gold leaf.




"Live Like you Mean it" Created on Plexi-glass,Gesso,paint and ink.



"Simple Pleasures" ACEO Art Card Created using distressed magazine,texture plates,and ink.



"Sometimes I need

only to stand

wherever I am

to be blessed."

— Mary Oliver
 
As always,
thank you so much for stopping by

15 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Very cool, love the new work

dosfishes said...

Great toothy backgrounds here. Wonderful work and I just love the richness of detail. xox Corrine

Oxana said...

Gorgeous creations!!!!

Maggi said...

Oh my, these pieces are wonderful! So many elements and layers, I could look at them all day and still find more to discover!

yoborobo said...

Beautiful work, Cat! Happy weekend - xox Pam

Kim said...

I never noticed that your blog said Altered Art!! Love it!
It is like it was taken out of my imagination.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love what you create. Love all the texture, color and elements you put into your work. Thank you for sharing!

Danielle

xxx Myra xxx said...

very nice,love it...

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Beautiful new work, and I am also loving your blog layout. So refreshing ~ reminds me spring is on its way =) Hope you are doing well! xo

Sunny Lee said...

Always love your vintage style Cat~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Minxy said...

Beautiful work, i do love a good fabric collage, just wish i was brave enough to give it a go lol

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Cat,
thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!!
Have a wonderful Sunday.
XO Marie

Lori ann said...

Lovely as always Cat. Your use of materials is simple and stunning at the same time.
I love the quotes too, M.O. is a favorite of mine.

Thank you for such a lovely comment to me also, our children, our hearts heh?

xxx

Kass said...

These are wonderful, as is the Mary Oliver quote.

sharon said...

Gorgeous pieces as always Cat, you are just amazing!! Love that first one with all the fabric!!
Thanks again for your kind comments!