Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Art Attack


Ooops! Sorry - been away for Easter and my rellies' dial-up connection was just too slow! So here's my very late info for the Art Attack dare. Will catch up with everyone asap....

"I dare you to make a card inspired by a work of art."


This week it's Rhi's turn to challenge the Daring Cardmakers - and challenge us she most certainly has with this Art Attack Dare.

Actually it didn't take long to decide to hav a go at making a card inspired by the work of Piet Mondrian. I'm not really sure why, but I've always been drawn to the clean lines and colours of his blue/red/yellow paintings like the one on the left. So this was my starting point for this week's effort.
I can't paint, or draw a straight line for toffee so I started off by making my own design using PSP on the pc - this was pretty easy and actually it was fun too, just drawing rectangles on a blank page - even I am techie enough to manage that! I printed it off on glossy card, then randomly coloured some of the boxes with felt pens in the obligatory primary colours.

Next step was to give it the cardmaker treatment! It took ages, because for each of the coloured rectangles I cut another matching shape and decorated it before assembling all the pieces onto the base card.

So I UTEEd and glittered, used ribbons, fibres, eyelets and brads, wire and beads, and little bits of bling, some buttons, punchies, liquid pearls and of course some Prima flowers..........













and finally it was finished! It was fun - maybe one day I'll even have another go at something like this

There are lots mor Art Inspired cards to see on our DCM Blog, then if you go to the personal blogs for each of us you'll find the stories behind our choices and how we went about making our various cards. It's interesting stuff so don't miss out! Then when you've had a look at our Arty Clarty (sorry, I think that might be a Geordie-ism creeping in there) catds, it would be fab if you would join in with the dare and have an Art Attack of your own.

Right, I'm off now for a walk along the prom.

12 comments:

Angelnorth said...

Loved this on the DCM blog Kathy - you know I'm a sucker for texture and I thought it was inspired to add lots of it to the simple blocks of colour here. Great stuff.

Did you hear the one about the works of art based on sea coal called 'Blythe Spirit'? :D

Janine said...

wow that card is awesome!! you have done a fabbo job with that. I love how you have done different things to each block.

Paula said...

Love the card so full of colour. I have to admit to not really liking this dare. Nothing would come together. I much prefer the little recipe for the mid week!!!

mamaluke said...

You've created another work of art!!! you should frame that, it's so beautifully detailed.

Gillian Hamilton said...

You know I just can't stop looking at this Kathy..each time I do I find another little bit I've missed... You really took this piece and made it your own!.. wow!

Linda said...

Fantastic card Kathy

Well done its brilliant

Linda x

Bex said...

Kathy this card is brilliant.
It must have taken you hours to make - let alone the time to come up with the idea.
Fab

Love it

Bex xxxxxx

Sylvie :) said...

This is a GREAT card !! you have been really inspired !!! well done !

Lisa said...

wow - I didn't appreciate how much work this card took!! Love it though, brilliant! x

Mary-Beth said...

Gorgeous card! So much detail to look at.

Scrapbook WithVanilla said...

What an incredible idea! This is so amazing! I just love this entire concept! And what you did with each color block! JUST BEAUTIFUL

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

I loved this Kathy - wonderful colour and texture. I really enjoyed this participating in this dare and checking out all the fab work!