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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Opus Gluei Challenge #122. Take a picture it will last longer.

The lovely Kirsten over at Opus Gluei has given the following prompt to get our creative juices flowing "Take a picture it will last longer."

Now I can't say that I use photographs much at all in my art but I often make pictures so I set out to make a picture that would fake the look of fabric in a photograph (WTF)  even I can't follow the very convoluted way I have tried to meet this prompt, when I was creating it all made perfect sense to me but in the cold light of day today who knows what I was thinking...my brain cell was not round the front but MIA.

So this fake fabric background that is made of paper but looks like a picture replica of a photograph of fabric..... is a tenuous entry at best for this prompt, but hey I've felt quite poorly this last week and this was my best shot.

Oh but doesn't Gooseneck's dear little face make you smile nestled in that flower?

Then I made another similar card, but it's very boring.

I took white card, Do Craft's V & A stamp set called V & A quilts- cornfield, and stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed with clear fine detail powder. Used cut and dry to apply Evergreen Bough and Festive Berries Distress inks to make the background.

I coloured a few of the flowers with Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours for a little bit of shiny.
Made a 3D flower using red card and Marianne design die cutting set of flower shapes glued together with white PVA and 3D decoupage glue.
Gooseneck's face from Stampotique.
A spellbinders die for the tag and metallic red card candi.
The sentiment on the second card is a Personal Impressions stamp.

I'm sure anything you make for this challenge will make far more sense than mine.
If you want to see a very clever take on the challenge go see what Electra has made as her brain cell is round the front and isn't budging from pole position.

Happy creating!


Margaret said...

I'm sorry to hear you haven't been well glad you're up and creating again.
I love the colour combo, not boring at all!! great techniques, I always learn something new on your blog! Mx

Jana said...

I LOVE your take on this challenge. I think this looks like fabric. I wish it were. I can think of at least half a dozen things I could make with such a print.

Electra said...

Please don't be so hard on yourself, as soon as I saw this I loved it. I love the rich colour (how come when I use those colours it doesn't look like this?) and the flower is awesome. And yes, her little face makes me smile. It's great, girlfriend!


Hi Gini - so sorry you haven't been well - hope you're feeling much better now.

Your card really does look like fabric - a very expensive fabric from a very posh shop! Love the colours - my fave. is the first one, with Gooseneck and the flower - absolutely fabulous!
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

Karen said...

Gini...what are you like????? Your brain cell has done a splendid job on this...its fabulous! Hope you are feeling better now my lovely xxx

Sherry Edwards said...

Gini, your cards are beautiful, especially the Gooseneck one! It looks like a piece of Batik fabric - love it!!

Sorry to hear you've been poorly again, I hope you're on the mend now. Take care xx

Kristen said...

I love this! I also LOVE that you stepped outside the proverbial box! Why not? That is what we are all about at the Opus! You are inspirational, creative and way to awesome to worry about a thing! This paper that you made is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your take on my challenge!
hugs and love!

Chris said...

Hi sweet Gini... oh I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well sweetie... hope you are feeling better now if not grab yourself a big bar of chocolate and a huge glass of vino and SPOIL yourself. Go on you know you want to lol.
Love love love your cards the colours are amazing... totally faaabulous :)
Chris xx