Sunday, 6 October 2013

Altered Art-Ography

I hope you are having a lovely day.  I would like to share today the project that I have been all excited about-it's something that I think people with either love, or they will think I have ruined my photo! I have basically crafted onto one of my photographs.  Stamps and ink, embossing powders, charms, satin flowers, paper flowers, liquid pearls (an abundance of liquid pearls!), and other embellishments have all joined together in my photographic version of an Altered Art piece-I call it Altered Art-Ography as I started with a photograph rather than a canvas!

The image I used is this one:

Angel of New Orleans
(Available as above, mounted, in 10x8" and 15x10")

So, I set to work, sticking and stamping

and heat embossing (care had to be taken not to burn the ink of the photograph from the paper)

These pictures are in colour! I chose a monochromatic theme to tie in with the photograph.  I have used: black, grey and white inks along with black, white, ivory and silver roses, white and silver decorative leaves, some silver coloured charms (from the massive stash I have-see the post all about them!!), wow! embossing powder in ebony and my favourite for this project, platinum metallic. Some silver/grey skeleton leaves from my stash, liquid pearls in onyx, silver, platinum and white opal and paper flowers (from Donna's Kraft Kabin) in black and grey.
The finished product:

It is a one-off. I will not be crafting this photograph again. I had a lot of fun doing this and I am pleased with the result, I will have a try on other images of mine in the future :)

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and have a look.  Enjoy the rest of your day. I would really appreciate some feedback on this so please leave me a comment below.

Challenges entered:

DigitallySweetChallenge- Anything with wings
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes
LEJ Designs- Things with Wings
Through the Craft Room Door- Anything Goes


  1. Wow, this is so cool! Love the silver shades and all the different textures and technique!

    Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Catz. Good luck!

  2. WOW! That is stunning, I love what you have done here, everything compliments the photo beautifully, a gorgeous work of art, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

    1. I appreciate your kind words, thank you :)

  3. WOWZA! This is beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  4. I don't think I would have ever thought of doing that but the finished result is fab and I'm sure is even better IRL! Digitally Sweet!

  5. Wow, this is really something - it's beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet "Anything With Wings" this week!

  6. This is such a beautiful piece of art! Love your creativity. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx