For these pieces I have used Jessica Sporn's 'frames' stencil.
I used Viva paper colour for the background, and purple metallic for the frames. The photos are from a photo-booth strip from way back in the seventies, dig those shades! The quote means something like 'Better to be painted by Picasso than scarred by fate'
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin.
I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, 'she art'
The second piece has been made using another frame from the same stencil, and with the So Artful challenge 'Patchwork' in mind. I stamped the squares using the stamp-pads - dried marigold, rusty screw, wild honey, forest moss and barn door - directly on the paper . I added frames to some of the squares, and stamped some with a leaf stamp, which was a free gift many years back. I added some faux stitching to some of the squares and decided to stop there before it got too full.
I am linking to So Artful challenge blog - patchwork.
And here a few photos taken at the Rhine today, on a grey and misty day:
The ancient stairs used to lead up to the mill:
The top got blown off the mill a couple of hundred years ago:
That's all for today, take care, have a good day, and thanks a lot for coming by!