Sunday, 21 February 2010

sketch the art and something new

There is a new challenge called Sketch the art and it has a different kind of theme, it asks you to base your card on one of the paintings of a well known artist. Their first theme is Van Goughs Stary night and you can interpret it any way you like.

I decided to experiment with a brayer that I have had in my craft draw for ages so long I can't actually remember buying it and shame on me I have never used it, so I decided this was the time. I thought I would use this silhoette stamp in the forground relating to the black in the painting and then do yellow and blue brayer over white swirls I tried to draw with a white and a clear sakura pen.  I embossed the moon with moon glow moonpearls embossing powder covered with clear and then used the brayer, yellow first then blue. The blue totally obliterated the yellow which I couldn't get a smooth line on and the swirls were horrid!

Back to the drawing board. This time I decided to colour the moon in yellow sakura  covered with the clear sakura and drew dotty swirl patterns and then brayered in blue. I love how the brayer gives such a smooth even finish and decided that even though I had obviously missed bits on the moon it actually made the moon look more realistic. So here's my take on Van Goghs stary night. I thought mounting it on cream pearlised card worked well and the simplicity doesn't distract from the drama of the blue .

The new technique came in useful too as Our Creative corners challenge this week is to try a new technique so I guess I can enter that challenge too.


Jenni said...

Great card, I love your take on this week's chalenge. Thanks so much for joining in with our first Scrap the Art challenge.
Jenni x

Michelle said...

Very nice card . great take on the challenge. thanks for joining us at Scrap the Art.
Michelle Rivera

Raven B said...

WOW! That brayer sure did pay off. What a wonderful take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap The Art

Squirrel x said...

Fantastic Juls! I do admire you, I'm too much of a wimp to brayer. Love the effect you have created, just gorgeous. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Laura said...

Really creative! I just love your moon. It does look very realistic... and the swirls give the whole card a magical twist. GREAT JOB with the challenge at Scrap The Art. Good luck and we hope you'll come back for the next challenges also :).


Ali Dantre said...

Love this sweetie. so creative and i love the enchanting element to it. adorable work.
Thank you for playing 'Scrap the Art' hope to see you again!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Great technique with an awesome outcome. I love the way the moon came out and those wonderful swirls! Great job on trying a new technique. So happy you could join in the fun with Our Creative Corner this week!