Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Wednesday Stamper - pens, pencils and brushes

Hermine's theme made me think of how lucky I am to live in a country where we have the freedom of speech and are free to express ourselves through art and writing... I just can't imagine what it must be like to be restricted to expressing the opinions of others. Of course one can always debate the degree to which we dare express ourselves and use our freedom freely, without being concerned about how others will react, think and interpret our creations...

My Pen is Free...
This week I made a ginormous tag 3,5x6,5 inches, using lots of different materials. It's greener than it looks, my camera had trouble catching the colours :)I used a pen stamp from Tim Holtz a letter backgroundstamp and I stamped the words pen and free. The background was stamped, gessoed, painted and collaged and I glued down some cheesecloth for texture. I inked and used a gold paintdauber. The birdcage and swirl is painted and cracklestamped and inked chipboard. I also used some plaid dimensional paint on the birdcage and lace for added glitter/texture. I glued down some glass tiles and lace trim at the bottom and the birdcage and fleur de lis where attached with brads. The bird is an image from San design on etsy I glued it onto heavier paper since I only wanted to glue down the bottom part of it. The Heart is a coconut button I got from etsy.

This is also my entry for Take a word - Green, Created by Hand - Green, One powerful hour - Green and Tag it on - Big bold and extended :)
Thank you so much for looking,
hugs and smiles,


  1. taken at your word.
    lovely green collage
    Thanks for sharing with Created Byhand

  2. Wonderful piece. I love the colors. Laura

  3. Woo linda that is just SO cool. You have really bigger it up and I love the colours.. Thanks for a great dream this week

  4. This is just fabulous!1 Everything about it!!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous. Have a great weekend dear linda!

  6. Yes, it is absolutely gorgeous. I love every detail of your work, Linda

  7. WOW what a fabulous art work.The design and all the fantastic details, colors and metallic shimmer effect makes it so magical, a very specially unique creation!
    Dear Linda,
    I wish to present you an Award for all your gorgeous and inspiring art works, may I?
    Then be free to pick up it from my blog, it waits on you:-)
    Have a nice day,
    hugs Anja

  8. Marvelous Linda, oh my gosh what can I say !!!
    What an amazing tag. I just love everything about it. So powerful and the bird is so adorable. I love the use of colors, how clever you are my friend.
    Fabulous piece,thank you for sharing.

  9. This is awesome, Linda. The colors are so rich and vibrant, gorgeous!

  10. Wow this is stunnning.
    Absolutely wonderful and great techniques. Love it.

    Have a wonderful weekend sweetie.

  11. Linda, this is truly a work of art... I just love the deep rich colors and all the textures you used. The birdcage and flourish turned out beautiful.... Awesome job !

  12. What a wonderful...vibrant collage! And I love your interpretation about freedom of speech.

  13. What a stunning eye catcher. Even though you mention that the camera doesn't do justice to the colours they are amazing. The textures are scrumptious. Linda, this is a seriously superb piece of art.

  14. What a stunner ! big and bold it certainly is think I will go and set fire to my sorry effort now.


  15. Very thought provoking piece dear Linda!
    Gorgeous details.
    It is easy sometimes to take for granted our everyday lives...there is truly so much to be grateful for!
    I am grateful to get to visit a wonderful artist like help make the world a more beautiful place!
    Happy Springtime Dear One!

  16. Oh wow this is totally fabulous Linda. Have a great week, Annette x

  17. Just a wonderful tag, love all the details.

  18. Wow - this is stunning - I love the rich colours and that bird cage is fab - I like that sentiment too


I want to thank every single one of you for taking the time to comment on my work, it's much appreciated!!