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This last week I was at ALT in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was held in one of the most prestigious hotels in downtown.. the Grand America. Of course you know I brought my scanner with me.. I couldn't pass up on a chance to scan in all of the wonderful textures and patterns I would find there! I scanned walls, couches, pillows, arm chairs, the carpet.. even a hutch. At one point,someone from the hotel asked me what my little device was (I think they thought I was a spy or something.. using my device to do something spyish). But alas.. no.. just my wonderful scanner!
Here are just a FEW of the scans I took
Gorgeous huh? There were so many too choose from I thought for sure I had to use as many as possible in my art piece this week. I thought a fun butterfly canvas would be a great way to feature the designs and I have been thinking a lot about change lately. So I found a butterfly template on the internet and printed it directly onto the scans.
then I cut out all of the butterflies with scissors (my 5 year old even helped me). And I created this piece. It reads:
"She understood the need for change"
The background was done on a 12x12 canvas. I used old cloth tissue patterns and mod Podged them onto the surface, then went over it with White Acrylic Ink. Then I used stamps, rubons, my pen and other items to add texture and dimension to the project!
I wanted to add interest to the piece, so I added a key to one of the bodies of the butterflies. I like the idea of a key because changing and adapting is the key to happiness for me. I saw this quote once on a stamp.. it read:
"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over... it became a butterfly"
I think sometimes we get to a point when things start to change and we just want them to stay the same. We want normalcy, we want familiarity. But we are here on this earth to grow, and learn and became something even more beautiful than we can imagine.. and to do that we need to change. It's simply a wonderful thing.
Thanks for letting me share this week!
Make sure to check out the other wonderful projects these 6 other fabulous ladies have created for this week! Simply click on the links below to enjoy the Blog hop! Don't forget to read on.. to find out how YOU can win one of your own scanners too!
Remember! Flip Pal MObile Scanner is giving away a scanner EACH week during the Blog Hop!! Now through Feb. 3rd!!!!! All you have to do is post on the Flip Pal Mobile Scanner Blog here to get entered to win!! To find out more about the Flip Pal Mobile Scanner and how they work.. check out their website here! They have some awesome videos.. and instructions on what you can do with them!
oh and BEFORE YOU GO!! I added some badges to my blog! Check them out at the left there! You can copy and paste the HTML codes into your blog websites if you want to share mine on your blog.. I created one for both my blog and the She Art Workshop. I also created one for the Scarlet Lime website.. which can be found on the brand new Scarlet Lime blog HERE.
Make sure to check back tomorrow.. I have a SUPER fun DIY project to share with you.. using old sweaters. As well as my Thrifty Finds for the week!