Wednesday, April 16, 2008

smARTworks challenge


This "card" comes from a smARTworks challenge that Trish submitted: create an interpretation of the painting (the source of it is linked on her sight). Well, I thought it would be fun to essentially recreate it as much as I could. I put "card" in quotes because I plan to disassemble it ... I can't imagine using it, and I don't want to waste the brads! (If I were going to actually use it for a card, I would have put copper eyelets instead). Great challenge, Trish! It was nice to make something just for fun tonight!

I used a texture stamp from Stampers Anonymous for the backgrounds on the top, text stamp and flowers are smARTworks. I used butterscotch adirondack ink at the top, with distress inks in tea dye and vintage photo for the top. I used vanilla Memories DTP and white craft ink for the bottom. Flowers stems in green craft inks, flowers stamped and embossed with white. (The emboss was an after thought when I saw the white craft ink was not enough. Because of the delay in scrambling for white embossing powder, a couple of the flowers are too dim).

5 comments:

Trish D said...

Ooh, I like!! The sentiment on the red "shmear" is particularly cool... and I want to know why you can't imagine using it?!?

Sarosa said...

Why thank you, Trish! I can't imagine using it because 1)I just assumed the panel I used was for an A2 card, because that's what I always cut my cardstock to, but it was a larger than that. 2) It's rather grungy looking, don't you think? 3) I either tilted the stems or didn't trim them enough, so there are a couple of accidental green lines.

Susan T said...

Wow! I'm amazed at how closely you were able to follow the original -- same look, same feel. I really like it, and personally think a lot of people would love receiving it as a card. It's just so artsy!

Sharon in NE said...

I think you nailed it Sarah! I love this!

Diane said...

I love your rendition of the artwork! Your backgrounds and the red behind the sentiment are great! I think you should definitely use it as is. It's lovely!