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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

ITS MARDI GRAS - SHELVE IT!!


Its Mardi Gras over at Gingersnaps and their are some fabulous creations, so if you want to join in and party with us just add your picture and blog to Mr Linky over at Gingersnap Creations.


If you remember I had my kitchen redone just before Christmas and the carpenters left some shelves outside in their dump, well this is one of the ones I took and turned it into a multi-media collage..........no expense spared for Gingersnaps......lol It would be easier to list the things that didn't go into the making of this........ If you enlarge it by clicking the picture you will get a clearer look at all the numerous bits and pieces.

Am off now to get showered and dressed ready for Art Class and to explain the bite taken out of the pear (post below) where it should have been a highlight........how about........."a worm popped in and took a bite when I wasn't looking"......yep thats sounds a reasonable excuse, will go with that one unless I can think of a better one before I get there..........

Thank you for all your terrific support and yes I am still playing nurse to hubby.......will be so glad when his back gets better, I do so hate washing up.............. Catch up with you all later, have a great day and take care, Annette x

45 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Netty, you are charmingly hilarious, having to make an explanation about the homework at our age is so funny, I love visiting you:0)
Love your mixed media 'shelf' the eyes look a bit real:} but I love the colours you've used and all that texture, well, fab:0) xxx

Andrea C said...

Just don't run yourself ragged Mrs you need rest too. This is freakin phenomenal and the fact that you used a recycled shelf is utterly brilliant. Seriously think about going to a local gallery and getting your stuff sold, you would have more money for more art stuff. x

Sandy said...

Wow Netty this is absolutely unique.
Very impressive and wonderful. I love it.

Doreen said...

This is fabulous Annette,those eyes do look very real.xxx

craftattack said...

Great idea Annette, skips and things people have dumped always pull me like a magnet, too!! Love your Mardi Gras collage!

Zoechaos said...

WOW you stunningly urber talented woman! You know i love masks this is just such a fantastic take on the idea just blown away by this one. XOXO Zoe

PS sneeking worms sounds perfectly reasonable to me LOL

Anesha said...

Such an amazing creation, love the colours and the textures!!!

Paula said...

very bold and striking.Have a good class today!

wearestampers said...

What a great Mardi Gras collage! You work wonders with the texture! Excellent to use an old shelf too!
Pam

Rosietoes said...

You NEVER cease to amaze me with your awesome talent Annette. This altered shelf is something else - well it is now!!

Hope hubby is on the mend and you can hang up your nurse's apron.
Enjoy your class. I would definitely stick with the invading worm story. :)
Edna x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv your GS comment, lol! Beautiful, artsy piece.

McCrafty's Cards said...

this is fabulous Annette, really unique, just like you !
Kevin xx

Lisa Somerville said...

What a fabby piece Netty, great way to recycle into something beautiful! Love the colors!

Jingle said...

Fabulous piece!

Linda R. said...

What a wonderful piece of art. Very cool!

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning! I love it.

Maggie said...

FAB-U-LOUS piece love the colours having alterations done to our kitchen over the weekend will have to sort through the rubbish first now though .lol

crying with laughter over thinking up excuses for homework I was never any good at it at school, but I think yours was genius ROFL.

Off to have another look at your piece.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic, only you could make something as amazing as this out of a shelf. The eyes are brilliant. xx

donna said...

What an amazing creation Netty. I so love the crown eyelashes! You are such an amazing artist.

kayc said...

Amazing Netty. Have a good day at art class. Kathleen x

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

OK I know I use the word stunning too much but every time I come here that's what I see! Love this...all the texture and color it brilliant!

Tracey said...

Annette this is just yummy, I lurrrrrrve all the texture and the colour scheme is one of my all time faves, just stunning !!!!! Big hugs and hoping your hubby is much better soon - bless him ! so he can get back to helping with the washing up xxx

coops said...

wow, fantastic netty.i love the eyes and amzing texture and colours :D

xx coops xx

Pops x said...

Stunning work sweetie, big hugs Pops x x x

Daniele said...

now thats what I call recycling....a shelf, that must be a first for a project, love the colours for the project as well. You need to get hubby to treat you to a dish washer then you can both relax.
hugs

Beverly Gotthardt said...

I said it yesterday, but I'll say it again--you are a true artist. This is a wonderful project!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, that's a fantastic Mardi Gras compostion.

Dragon said...

Woo this is terrific and not at all like a shelf!!!
Frankie
xx

PetraB said...

A phenomenal shelf collage ... the eyes look very real, even more real when you get a close-up - as if they are watching you ... not sure if I need to be worried (LOL)
Wishing your husband and his back all the best.

Annette said...

Wow this is gorgeous x

Yvonne said...

Fabulous piece, Annette! Love the colours, texture and layout :)

CAROL said...

What a brilliant piece of work Netty,I love looking at your blog, it's so inspirational and this Mardi Gras piece is wonderful xx

Brenda Brown said...

Great mardis gras piece Annette, love the colours.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! this is fabulous! I love those eyes! Great colours and texture, I am still in awe of how you use all sorts of bits and bobs in your art.
Hope your hubby feels better soon, I know how he feels after having hurt my back recently.

Lori said...

Well, fab piece, gf, and I hope while you were picking up shelves, you also picked up the "stubbies". lol. Always love your creative thinking!

2amscrapper said...

LOL, Netty! great art on that scrap of wood! Did that story about the pear work?

Gaby Bee said...

This creation is amazing. Love the colors! The eyes are fab!

Kathy Eddy said...

What a fun piece Netty. Great job recycling too. Love the eyes.

stampdiva said...

HI Annette
This is an amazing take on the theme. I want to reach aout and feel the texture in your collage, it looks so tactile. As I looked I discovered more and more.
WOW
Wishes
Lynne M

Shar said...

I think that is the prettiest shelf I have ever seen. Love the way you altered it!

Julie Forest said...

Wow!! This is a stunning piece! I love all the details and textures and the vibrant colors look fabulous! What a great use of recycled bits - so creative!! :)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Goodness me what an amazing piece ! Has everything, texture ,colour, genius. Marie

Dawn B. said...

Love the combination of red and blues here..This is beautiful. You make this look so easy.. Great job Netty.

trisha too said...

Love it, Netty--It's so bright and fun!

:)

DynamiteJ said...

it seems easy to do but God knows how hard is doing that stuff :b the combination of the colors made this work marvellous ! good job !