We've zoomed through another 2 weeks which means it's time for the next challenge over at Frilly & Funkie. This time the very talented Anita Houston is our hostess and has challenged us to take our inspiration from one of four famous artists !
This is what Anita has to say:
Let's pay homage to any of the four big Renaissance Men (or Ninja Turtles...lol) who have inspired us all at one time or another - Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael. Show
a project depicting any one or more of their works, tell which it is,
and who created it.
This certainly did get me thinking, but that's what a challenge is all about !
I decided to take my inspiration from DaVinci and his Mona Lisa. I bought a gorgeous set of Vintage stamps from PaperArtsy and this image just leapt to mind ! I stamped the image with black Archival ink and then masked it off. Then I used a piece of torn paper to sponge DI over the image to create the background. I then stamped the flower image while the mask was still in place. I used Tattered Rose and Antique Linen Distress Markers to paint the face and the hand of the image. I created the frame using a Nestability and thick cardboard. I painted it with acrylic paint and used PaperArtsy Crackle Glaze. It didn't crackle as much as I'd hoped, but I was still happy with the finished result. I used the page from an old book to mount the main image onto.
The background was made using the blocking technique with Peacock Feathers (my new favourite colour!), Gathered Twigs and Shabby Shutters DI. I then stamped using Peacock Feathers DI with the Tim Holtz stamp from the Papillon set. The flower is made using the Tattered Flowers DI and I've cut it from Crinoline which I've dyed using Antique Linen and Scattered Straw Distress Stains.
I'm entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge - Hey Girl and also Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes.
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and look forward to seeing which artist inspires you!
...bits and bobs
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