Friday, September 14, 2007

Blogger's Challenge Week 12: More Inspiration


It's Blogger's Challenge Friday Again! This week we were charged with finding something around us to inspire our artwork.

This week I chose to recreate one of the prints from my Living Room Fireplace. These prints are so graphic -- I have always liked them...and have long thought that I could recreate the look of them with stamps. On the left is the print I was recreating, and the right is my creation.
When I started, I thought that I could really make it interesting by using mulberry paper and batik to recreate the look by layering them onto card stock. Then it hit me -- the real challenge for me would be to create the look on one sheet of background paper with masking. I am thrilled with how this came out.

I started with plain white glossy paper, then masked off each section with torn paper. I used the print as a guide for where to stipple each color and the placement of the leaves. In some areas I stamped the leaves with VersaMark before stippling to achieve the batik look...
When the white glossy was fully covered, I mounted it on tan paper, then embossed a "mat" around the vanilla with the ScorIt Tool. I then trimmed it very close to the embossing, and mounted that on deep burgundy paper to mimic the frame. I am so happy with this!

Make sure to check out the other inspiration pieces from the players in the blogger's challenge in the list on the left. I hope you are inspired today!!

29 comments:

MJ said...

Wow, how cool is that. It looks just like the inspiration piece too. Great job, I love it.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Wow is that ever cool! Its looks just like that piece of art! Amazing work

dee ruger said...

You were real busy last night! This is beautiful.You never cease to amaze me!

Lisa said...

You finished piece turned out great Pat - love the choice of stamps you used.

Jane said...

I love it Pat!!! What a great challenge! Jane

Connie said...

WOW...how cool is that! I love how this looks! Great inspiration!

Connie

Lynn Mercurio said...

Pat - this is amazing. The way that you took the elements and brought them all together to look so cohesive, is fabulous. I love the warm Fall look and the stamps you used really is inspired! It looks like wall art has really played a big part of inspiring many bloggers this week!

Princess Matilda said...

Pat, this is gorgeous! Wow! I love how authentic it looks!

Basement Stamper said...

Pat: another wonderful piece of artwork (in addition to Lisa's) this week! You all did a great job and your idea to do it all on one piece of cardstock I'm sure was very challenging but it looks great!

Stefanie said...

Very cool inspiration piece Pat and your card look fantastic! I'm super impressed you did all that by masking instead of using several sheets of paper.

Vicki said...

This is just gorgeous Pat!! Love it!! :)

Lila H said...

WOWZA!!! This has so many fine details, techniques and features - with masterful execution!!! great work, lila

Leigh said...

This is so amazing, Pat. I just love it!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

oooooh cooooool!!!!!

Karen said...

this is beautiful - you should frame your stamped piece as well girl!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gost!! You should be thrilled. This is absolutely beautiful and almost looks like a picture of your inspiration piece..............Just gorgeous. This is really really impressive!!!

Vicki

NormaJ said...

This is beautiful. Excellent
interpretation of your painting.
Well worth framing for its own merits.

Ida said...

Pat, Great job on the challenge. Your inspiration piece is wonderful and you did a fabulous job recreating it on your card. Very classy. Ida

Julie Campbell said...

How cool! It took me a minute to tell which was the inspiration and which was the creation. Great job!

Sheryl said...

wow--you mimicked your inspiration perfectly and it's beautiful!!

Lori said...

Fantastic! You really captured the look of the inspiration piece. I love the card (and the original print, too!).

Lisa Bohler said...

Both are works of art, Pat! Excellent card!

maggie fellow said...

wonderful and inspiring

amycara said...

Gorgeous! I'm in awe of how you transformed your frame into your challenge design Pat! Truly beautiful work....

Barbara said...

What an awsome picture....and your card is amazing! Fabulous job...as always!

debbie said...

please enter me in your drawing
Debbie
Ebat

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the current contest for Oct 2-3.

Ellen Schmidt
mtnmaw@charter.net

Sandra said...

Pat - please enter me in the drawing - love your work. Thanks for all the inspiration!
Best regards,
Sandra
slbt17@yahoo.com

Laurie Schierer said...

Great design and use of color!

Please enter me into the contest.

Laurie Schierer
laurie_schierer@yahoo.com