ITAC Challenge – 5

Wow, I can’t believe we are already into the 5th week of the 2017 ITAC Challenge; only 1 week to go.


This weeks focus was on “The Americas”.   I certainly had a lot of inspiration to work with on this project!  I have has always been drawn to the forest; I think it stems from growing up in the Northwestern potion of the United States.  I just find such peace among the trees.  Below is a photo of our most favorite camping spot.  Isn’t lovely?!idaho forest

So, with the forest in mind and the challenge at hand, I created the project below (5″ x 7″ mixed media flat panel canvas).

ITAC 5 Americas inspire-glass chip

Key Elements:

  • A green color scheme with pops of bright blue (made me think of a forest with the streams and water flowing through them).
  • Large Glass Chip wrapped in wire, representing the “ice component”
  • Collage of green strips of paper (hinting of money), strips vintage music sheets (to add the element of music to the project) and beads for a little sparkle.
  • A bright blue feather, ties in with the blues in the background and completes another of the challenge requirements.
  • Finally, I stamped a few tiny birds and leaves in the piece to bring some life into my forest themed arrangement.

I really loved working on this challenge and can not wait to hear what is in store for us in the Grand Final.

Materials used:

  • Faber-Castell, Gelatos
  • Stamps from the Catherine Pooler’s Naturally Inspired Collection
  • Glass chip
  • Wire
  • Feather
  • Beads
  • Vintage Music sheets
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Ranger, Archival Ink
  • Acrylic paint

Happy Day!