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Sunday, September 5, 2010

GC69: Chestnut Theme Challenge: Ancient Ages

Ancient ages always brings to mind ( or mine anyway) the great Roman and Greek architecture. ( could be all that art history I took in school) And since the outer walls of the Roman Coliseum is made of travertine, that is what I chose for my background, or backstone (ooooh, booo! hiissss!)
I know that's bad, bad! I used 3 different sizes of travertine tiles, they total 6" high and 8" wide. I got to get out some of my favorite stamps for this project. They are from Beeswax, Frantic Stamper, Uptown Designs and MJ Barber. I did a few images then scrapped acrylic paint (from the tube type) over them, then stamped more images. When everything was pretty well set I used Tom Holtz Vintage Photo ink and aged the edges of each tile. They are mounted on a picture frame I had been meaning to throw away. Instead I painted the frame and hot glued the tiles to it, now it sits on a small easel here in my over crowded craft room. ;)

12 comments:

  1. WOW Krisha!! Those tiles are wonderful!!! It is an exceptional piece of art!!!

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  2. this is really special, beautifully done!

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  3. Krisha this is stunning. Off to have another look at this piece of art. WOW. Lynne M x

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  4. This is so awesome. Fantastic aging, I love it.

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  5. These are so pretty Krisha!!! I love the aged look you created on the tiles!! Bet they look incredible all framed up like a gorgeous piece of art!! BTW...those two granddaughters are beautiful. I am so tickled with my own sweet granddaughter and my DIL is talking of having number two. I know I would be just as tickled with another, but I hope they wait a while longer...I'm having too much fun spoiling the first one and 2 has been such a fun age. I know you enjoy these girls to no end!!! Hugs!!!

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  6. These are stunning...and are perfect for the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Ginersnaps this month. x

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  7. Oh Krisha, Very nice!! Love it.
    Stampin' Hugs Vada

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  8. Oh I love your collage of ancient images! Stunning piece!

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