Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Created Byhand Challenge - Black & Brown Tones
This week's Created Byhand Challenge is to use black and brown colors. Considering what an important day it is here in the US, I decided I would make something appropriate for how I'm feeling. I am so excited to vote today - my husband and I will be going with my daughter later this afternoon. It is her first time to vote and I am thrilled she will be participating in one of the most important elections of our lifetime.
Now, off my soapbox and onto the art! The base of this 4 x 4 is mat board that I've painted with black Distress Crackle paint. It cracked so perfectly! The 4 + piece is from a vintage flashcard - I have a bunch that, if I can ever get off my rear and get my Etsy store opened, I will be selling. I was thinking about using one in this way and finally had a reason to. The 'Vote' stamp is from Vickie Enkoff. I've always wanted to use this stamp and haven't had an opportunity to until now. It is part of a really cool set that Alluring Impressions is now selling. It's stamped on a wood circle that just happened to be the exact size. I love when that happens! The 'Hope' stamp is from Innovative Stamp Creations.
"The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men."
Lyndon B. Johnson