Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Label card

I promised myself no more challenges until I had caught up with all my other stuff to do! but I couldn't resist having a go at Scrap the Art, it's quite a unique challenge site where the fortnightly challenge is inspired by a piece of art. This challenge is a bold painting by Joan Miro called Daybreak. An added bonus is the prize from Mo Manning (THREE DIGITAL IMAGES!!!). My card took inspiration from the bold primary colours and black lines. Again all the items used were found around the home.

The main image is created on three postage labels. Reposition them close together and then draw two bold lines across the labels, make these quite wide, then using a thinner pen follow these lines to create some channels to colour in.
TIP: USE PERMANENT MARKERS FOR THIS STAGE. (For the image on the card I used the kids ordinary black felt pen but of course this is water based and I had trouble with the black bleeding into the other colours!!!!)

Colour in with some felt pens (oooh I so wanted to use my promarkers for this!!). As you can see you do not have to be too fussy with this stage as when the channels are all coloured in I went back over with the black pen re-contouring and changing the thickness of the lines. On my original sample I also added a few doodles for detail.

Finally cut the labels in half with a curved line. then peel the pieces off and position on some backing paper allowing a small gap between each piece.
I attached my image onto a card blank and covered it with a piece of acetate (packaging from box). The acetate was fastened with ordinary split pins, coloured black with the permanent marker. My greeting was created on the PC but as my printer wouldn't play properly I had to trace it by hand.


Pretty-In-Ink said...

I love it! It's so striking!

Laura said...

oh WOW! I am so happy I picked that painting! Look at your work of art! It's truly original and so nice! I can't even describe in words what I felt when I first saw your card... simply amazing! Great job with the challenge!

Hope to see you again to Scrap The Art... and best of luck in winning Mo's images :)


Raven said...

WOW! What a fantastic tutorial. I always love when people show me step by step how they did things. I'm such a visual learner that way. Great blog and thanks for playing along at Scrap the art

Patti Moore said...

I LOVE your whole approach to papercrafting, Diane! I too am a "make something from nothing" kinda gal, so this tutorial really appeals to me! :)

The colors you borrowed from the inspiration piece really stand out against the black & white background!... So simple & visually appealing!

Great Job!!!

chris said...

Hi there dianne
wow this is very eye catching and unusual thats what I like about it,you have such an eye for something different.
good on you girl xxx

BaNessa said...

Dianne, Your card is fabulous. I liked how out of just everyday items you created such a work of art. I'm now inspired to try your technique. Thanks for joining us at Scrap the Art. Can't wait to see your next creation. :), Vanessa

Ellen Kemper said...

oH WoW!


I Am trYing tO TypE In CurVes beCAuse I Am so INspireD!

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