Thursday, April 12, 2018

Blue Flowers

Well we are back at work and the Easter break is now only a distant memory.  The weather was perfect for holidays, unseasonably warm and sunny.

Over the break I took the opportunity to visit the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) Triennial Exhibition.  The promo reads “Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, the NGV Triennial surveys the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives …… explores cutting edge technologies, architecture, animation, performance, film, painting, drawing, fashion design, tapestry and sculpture”.   It was wonderful!

Here a just a few of the exhibits.
This is an installation (a furnished domestic space) by Yayoi Kusama.  Visitors were given a red poppy sticker and invited to stick it an where in the “house”.  I visited at the end of this exhibition and by then every space was covered in poppies.  You could no longer distinguish objects.

This is a hand-tufted rug by Alexandra Kehayoglou.  The rugs draw into focus landscapes under threat of irreversible change. The rugs merge traditional rug-making techniques with detailed site analysis, drone footage and photography.  You could take your shoes off and walk on the rug.

There is also the haute couture collection of Guo Pei gowns.  Rihanna wore one of the Chinese designers creations to the Met Gala in 2015.  They are incredible, over the top and eccentric but not to be missed.

And now for my card which is for Less is More Challenge - Case Card

Image, Sentiment and Die - CASual Friday
Ink Pad - Distress Ink
Embossing Powder - Hero Arts

Embellishment - Kaiser Craft

I would also like to join the following challenges:-

AAACards - Favourite  technique.
I am not sure I do have a favorite technique but dies cuts give a nice dimension to cards.

Mod Squad - Simply Clean

Well that is all for this evening. 

Thank you for dropping by



  1. Such an elegant take on Aileen's CASE card, I'm swooning over the attention to detail and that gorgeous background. As always thanks for joining us at Less is More

  2. Beautiful card, love the blues. Thanks for playing along with the favourite technique challenge at AAA Cards.

  3. Wow....beautiful photo's of the exhibition. It most have been amazing to be there!
    And your card is as always beautiful too, Skye!

  4. Hi Skye. Love the photos and story of the srt exhibition. beautiful card you have made..loz

  5. Absolutely beautiful ! Love the gorgeous blue background which highlights even more those blue blooms ! Love the splatters too and the blue gemstones as a delicate and classy final touch ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  6. This is beautiful. I love the embossing! Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
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  7. Fabulous art exhibition and it looks extremely interesting, hope you enjoyed your day.
    Beautiful card and magnificent colours.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

  8. Fabulous card and thanks for sharing photos from NGV. Always enjoy your personal touches to your blog.

  9. The soft sponging around those lovely blossoms is gorgeous, Skye ... so dreamy and delicate! What an amazing exhibition ... and brilliant photo's showing the highlights ... thank you! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. Amazing photo's and just love your pretty too Skye! thanks for the comments too , missed visiting you mf ;) Viv xx

  11. I too like the look of popped up die-cuts. Yours are beautiful and coordinate well with your ink blending. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

  12. Simply stunning. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

  13. I really like your take on the CASE card. It’s stylish, there’s sparkle and shine, it’s clean and elegant.

  14. Hi Skye,

    We also visited Yayoi Kasuma's art exhibition in Singapore and it was amazing. I did feel a bit sad for her since she handed herself to the hospital.

    Your card is very pretty and I love the blue tones here.

    1. Was Yayoi Kasuma's art exhibition the same as the one you saw? She said one day she was looking at a tablecloth covered in poppies and when she looked up everything, walls, furniture people, was covered in poppies.