I cannot believe it, but I've actually finished the January Take it Further Challenge! Just as well because the February challenge has already been announced - more of that later.
So, without further ado, and because I'm itching to put it up, here's my finished piece
My inspiration for this was the artist Kurt Jackson but I think that I have to admit that that was probably just an excuse to make something based on St Ives, which I absolutely ove! This 6" square landscape has been made with the embellisher with a small amount of hand stitching added. Since I last blogged about it I have added a little green organza into the sea and some mulberry bark into the foreshore and the sky. The photograph is a little on the dull side and doesn't show the glints of light given off by the angelina and organza.
While I've wandered off the theme of inspiration by being less adventurous than I could have been I think I have fulfilled the "Take it Further" part of the challenge as I have certainly worked in a different way (for me) on this project and have gone through stages of preparation that I would not normally have followed by making drawings in watercolour and neocolor and then collage.
Now, on to the February Challenge!