Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My blue bulletin board-Thanks Hels

I had been planning on getting a bulletin board for my stamp area for some time. This one was my Mom's and had hung by the phone at the back door for years. As I was cleaning out her house I pulled it off the wall and brought it home. She had glued something on it, probably hooks or stick back calendars; then pulled them off leaving some areas a little thin, but adds character. While wondering through the blogs I follow, Hels Sheridan had a blue challenge for this week and I thought "Blue would be a good color for that bulletin board." Well, that was all fine and dandy, until I found I have NO BLUE PAINT! =-0 Okay, so I had to think and ponder on what I could use that is shades of blue....hummmm. I ended up using some blue inks and white acrylic paint. Since the inks are water base I had to spray a sealer on it every so often so get a layered look. Using a couple of flower stamps and a dragonfly I added some images. I used some less expensive felt tip pens to add a little tint of color to the flowers, using a wet paint brush to blend and create a water color look. Then more sealer. I found a saying I had written down on a scrap paper that I really liked. It starts out ART, well, I have a stamp that says that!

The rest of the saying I hand printed onto the board. It says: "Art It is more than the mere recognition of an image. It is a feeling which challenges the mind of both the creator and the witness." Now you know why I wrote it down, now if I could just remember who to give the credit to, if any of you know leave it in the comments. Thanks. I have it hung in my new stamp area, same room just different wall, I mean closet. I had added fibers and different things to the upper right corner. The frame I white washed, added some silver Ultra thick EB, stamped saying along the edge and most anything that just kinda reminded me of my Mom.

Here is where it's new home is. I love it there and have already begun to put things on it.
So thanks Hels for the inspiration.


  1. GORGeOUS Altered Art Krisha, thanks for joining in with the SUnday Stamper x

  2. It is beautiful Krisha!!! I love how you used the colors and that quote is wonderful!!! Enjoy the memories it brings you!!!