Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Weekly melange challenge...INSPIRATION


The prompt week is INSPIRATION. I started out by flipping through my stack of vintage photos and this woman just popped out at me. She seems so strong and confident, someone who is not afraid to follow her dreams...the kind of person I aspire to be.

I used vintage ephemera for the background (map, frech text, pages from old books, a rent receipt, leger page, and a stamp) then I transferred an image over the top, embellished with black thread, a rusty key I found in my backyard and some torn lace. The piece measures 5"x7" and is done on sturdy 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Visit the melange blog for the weekly prompt, then create a mixed media piece and link to your piece in the blog comments. Anyone is invited to participate, you don't need to be a melange team member.

~Alisa

13 comments:

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a great piece...you are really something with those transfers...they're awesome. I love the whole feel of this piece....wonderful work !!!!

Lynn said...

Great work, love transfers, and I love the addition of the key, it's almost like "Unlock the door to my Inspiration" :)

Chrisy said...

This is fabulous! The girl has attitude! Lovin the use of the maps and thread...

whyte said...

That is fabulous Alisa. Great image transfer, I just can't get the hang of the transfers! Darn.

Glenda-TwoCoolTexans said...

Alisa, you make me want to drag out the paper and images and do some transfers! Beautiful job.

glimmering prize said...

this is so beautiful!

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

That's beautiful, and I'm in awe of your ability to make it!!!

PCarriker said...

beauuuutiful Alisa, oh queen of transfers!

ArtSnark said...

another wonderful piece - well done!

Linda Hardy said...

I love this piece, that key, just an over all lovely composition. The items you chose are fit so well together!

Great job and I bet she was inspirational to the women of her time.

Congrats, Linda

Mrs.Kwitty said...

She really does look like a confident woman--it's a lovely composition.
Smiles, Karen

Hanne said...

Really, really beautiful! Beautiful transfer!

LISA (DOMESTIC DIVA) said...

love your blog!