Friday, September 30, 2011

Giving Back//Weekly Creative

I was hanging around on Twitter earlier this month, when I noticed a tweet that caught my eye...... the chance to create a wooden block with the theme of HOME - to be sold at a festival in Yorkshire; with all proceeds going to the charity Shelter. I jumped at the chance, contacted the lovely Josie and my block arrived pretty soon afterwards. Around the same time, I won a prize from Graphic 45 which included their whole range of Magic In Oz - perfect for the theme of HOME, with that in mind I got started and here is what I came up with:

The top connects a keyhole with a key; with the simple word "home"...... I melted hot wax over areas of my block and I love the results - I will be trying this again:
Here is a close up of the top, you can see the effect of the wax and the string better:
This is the front, I went for alot of gold and red for this block; and used the image of Dorothy's shoes as they play such a huge part in her story:
Side 2; features the key (I stuck it on because it looked to floppy otherwise), a shoe tag and more wax - I used both tissue paper, sheet music, paint and modge podge to create the underneath layers:
Side 3 features a small picture of dorothy, and some more of that sheet music:
Side 4 features Dorothy again but this time on a chipboard tag, which I painted over lightly and modge podged to seal:

The bottom is really just a little saying, but I won't show that because it's nice for the person who buys it..... something a little special. I went for images on all sides, so that it can be displayed in any direction - although my favourite side is the first one!!!!
So if you want to play along contact Josie through the ArtisOn website; facebook or her twitter; remember this goes to support people who don't have any place to go - that is difficult and they need help.

love, V xoxo


Kirsty.a said...

Looks great. I love the Wizard of OZ

Anonymous said...

Thats a lovely idea! And your block looks great! I have to say i', partial to the side with the red shoes on...mainly because I love red shoes ;-)