Saturday, 13 February 2010

Scrap the Art challenge 1

Today sees the launch of a challenge with a difference - Scrap the Art challenge is all about taking inspiration from works of art. Our first challenge is using the wonderful Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, you might be inspired by the title, the colour scheme, the theme of the artwork or maybe the artist himself.

I used the colour scheme but also tried to recreate a bit of the atmosphere of the painting for my card. The background was done using alcohol inks which I spritzed with water to give the 'dappled' finish, I added some Basic Grey patterned paper at the bottom because I thought it looked a bit like the houses in Van Gogh's painting I used some crinkly ribbon with a button attached (from a Christmas cracker) across the middle as it reminded me of the swirling cloud. My image is one of Leanne Ellis's from Sugar Nellie, it was coloured with promarkers and given the distress ink treatment around the image to make it look like night time.

I hope you like my first effort for the new challenge - please go and have a try yourself, you have two weeks to enter your card.
Thanks so much for looking.


Gillian said...

Love the card Jenni I thought when I saw it it reminded me of The Starry Night.

Carol Ann said...

Jenni I love your card what a fantastic new challenge I signed up last week and waited with baited breath now that I have seen the very first challenge all I can say is what a brilliant and inspiring idea this is.
Carol Ann xx

Raven said...

You know I've been gritting my teeth to get the deets on this card. It is simply lovely. Thanks for being you!