Monday, 22 March 2010

Katie's smile!

I created this layout for Scrap the Art's challenge, this time they have chosen one of Andy Warhol's iconic silk screen paintings of Marilyn Monroe. I chose to replicate an image of my daughter, it was only a little snapshot taken on a phone but I had wanted to use it in a layout but was never sure quite what to do with it. The challenge gave me the perfect inspiration and it's very apt as my daughter is fascinated by Marilyn Monroe, so it was nice to give her the "Warhol" treatment.
I printed the image on various colours of cardstock but not in a uniform manor as Warhol did for his painting. My reason for this was to use up scraps of card and try and keep to economical crafting, so the colour scheme was very much dictated by what I had hanging around rather than opting for perhaps what I would have chosen. The base page was also not bought especially, it was the paper insert that comes inside the plastic refill page protectors. I finished the design with some sketch style doodles and lettering, using a permanent marker and some brush markers. The layout was extremely quick to create, but then I decided to round the corners of each picture as I did ion the insert in the last post......this did add quite a bit of time to the project!!


Mandy said...

Dianme this is fab hun, great layout and lovely piccy of your daughter
hugs Mandy xx

Purple said...

This is lovely! What a fab and creative idea!

Laura said...

WOW!!!! This is truly amazing! I love what you've done with our challenge at Scrap The Art!


Emma said...

Hi Diane,

Wow am I glad you popped by my place - your blog is chock full of great tips and projects. Love the cool layout on this page.

Have a great day,

Emma x

Pretty-In-Ink said...

It's a beautiful pic of your Daughter, and I love how it looks on all the different colours! Your doodling looks fab too!

BaNessa said...

Really great job. The picture of your daughter is beautiful and I love how you went "Green". Thank you for joining us at Scrap the Art, Vanessa

Post a Comment