Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Three Muses Doors


Here is my piece for the door challenge at Three Muses. I've always been fascinated by doors, especially arched "hobbit" doors like this. One day I'll coax my talented but very busy woodworker husband to make one for my studio.
I did a photo transfer method that I learned this week from Lucy who learned it from Audrey. It was lots of fun and the most successful transfers I've ever been able to do. Thanks you both for sharing your technique! I learn a lot from Lucy...she may be my muse!
I cut out the vines from dictionary pages with my dusty Sizzix. The bee is from Basic Greys Wisteria stamp set..I love this set! Lots of gel medium and other fun stuff. I am loving this site... the muses are doing a wonderful job and bringing in all kinds of talent !

30 comments:

lorhen82 said...

I love how you did the key! Great piece! ~Lori

Kelly said...

beautiful 4 x 4!

audrey h. said...

Nan...this piece is beautiful. I love doors and you chose a great image.

Yvonne said...

Beautiful piece, Nan! I love your doorkeeper.

Lynn Stevens said...

Nan, Your keeper of the key is all a buzz busy doing his duty. What a fun and clever piece. Love your transfer, they are so fun to do!

indybev said...

Oh, Nan, I hope everyone views this in close-up so they don't miss the Morrison quote, and the vine details (compliments of your magic Sissix, or whatever you called them). I'm so glad you're enjoying our new blog. We are so excited to be attracting such talented artists! (By the way, did you ever do clear contact paper transfers?)

Lori Saul said...

Lovely transfer work- this is really beautiful- I love the paper vine. Wonderful collage!

Martina2801 said...

This is delightful.
Fantastic piece. I love it.

vintage wil said...

Its so beautiful!!

Virginia said...

Beautiful!!

Ozstuff said...

The first thing I noticed is the way you have set the door into the picture in a way that makes it look three dimensional and so real. I love the mystery and the suggestion of hobbits too! I hope everyone takes a minute to enlarge it so as not to miss any of the fine detail. (Love the vine).

José said...

It's beautiful! Love the push button.

Janny said...

Lovely!

"MOI" Freubel said...

Because I am only work digital with photoshop Nan, I have so much respect for you mixed media papercreafters !
I'm always looking close-up to see the details and yours is realle very creative !

Eila A said...

Lovely collage - and a great quotation, too!

Muse said...

Nan the first thing I did was to view this up close, and I'm so pleased I did, as I love your Morrison quote. I love the whole piece, it's such a delight.

Terri Kahrs said...

Love the vines and the key! Beautiful!

whymsicalmusings said...

This is breathtaking Nan! I am so glad you found my blog. It is so good to find friends out here on the internet!

Sending you a BIG OKLAHOMA HUG!
XXX
Becky

Ellen said...

how lovely how he keeps the key , beautiful transfer and the vine looks great in newspaper.

great card

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant take on the theme, really like your door card

Mary said...

Wonderful piece! Thank you for sharing your techniques.

Anne said...

Lovely door!

Dianne Q Adams said...

Love all the elements of this one and especially your hobbit door.

Stacy said...

Lovely work, Nan! You really have me intrigued about this photo transfer method! Can you direct me to the instructions? Is that some kind of digital mask that is around the door?

daisy said...

Luv the door transfer, the vine & the quotation ...

Jamie said...

I love doors. And The Doors. And your art piece! It has so many lovely details, it must have taken you forever! Great entry:) Love, Jamie

Lucy Edson said...

This turned out so BEAUTFIUL!!! I love it, Nan and so enjoyed our time playing with the transfers! The bee adds just the right touch of whimsy and contrast to this piece!

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous.

stamp and scrape said...

The transfer technique is superb - so clear an image. Lovely work.
Ros

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

fabulous details and the quote is wonderful too! I am most impressed that you cut that great vine out!