15 June 2012

When Wendy met Warhol

I should start by welcoming my new followers - it is fabulous to meet you and I hope you find something of interest here! If you do, let me know!!! The challenge over at the inspirational Everything Wendy Vecchi group this fortnight is bright colours.... eeek!!!! I have been firmly in a kraft card mood for weeks now and I am not sure how bright I can go (especially when I have a really lousy virus which is making me utterly miserable) so I thought I should have a go and somehow went REALLY bright! I hope you are wearing sunglasses or your monitor is turned down as there isn't even a whiff of Vintage Photo Distress Ink on this piece!!! 
I cut four pieces of mountboard at 8cm square and then applied the Distress Ink directly to the pieces of board (Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers). I put lots and lots of water droplets on them until I was happy (they hardly show on the yellow one!) and dried them. Then I stamped out four images of the chap from Wendy's Call it Art set, on plain white card with Jet Black Archival Ink, and inked them as before. 
The sentiment was stamped on to card and cut out - I would like brownie points for not edging the sentiment in Vintage Photo - I must have reached for it about five times... but resisted!!! I am pleased that I managed to go out of my 'comfort zone' and hope it made you smile! Have a great weekend - I'm off to swoon on the sofa in a dramatic fashion in the hope one of the children feels sorry for me and puts the kettle on...!!!
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19 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh wow fantastic! Love what you've done. Great style and use of colour. Hope you're feeling better real soon. Zo xx

Helen said...

Fantastic, I love it, that is so clever - and you got the new inks quick!! Mine are being dealt with... lol!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous use of Wendy's stamps I love the bright colours with this gentleman. Hope you are feeling better soon. Tracy x x

Carol said...

Lovely Gabrielle - and I see you've got the summer colours too! Very organized! I would have been out of my comfort zone with 'bright' - well done its gorgeous. Hope you feel better soon.
Carol. Xx

monique said...

I love this it is really cool fab job

isisimaginings.com said...

Wonderful, I love the colours. Hope you feel better soon.

ElizabethR said...

It's fab Gabrielle, gorgeous colours. Hope you are feeling better. Hugs Elizabeth xxx

Faye said...

Lovely bright colours just what we need on such a miserable day but can't belive you left out the vintage photo DI lol. hope you feel better soon Hun, Faye x

Lori said...

Wow Gabrielle! This is fantastic, and you took bright to a whole new level! LOL! Thanks so much for joining the MAC!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, looks wonderful.

Redanne said...

You certainly made me smile! I will award you extra brownie points as the edges look better un-inked (don't think that is a real word). Love the fabulous new colours - very Andy W indeed.

Anita Houston said...

This rocks and rolls to the nth degree!!! Love love love your Warholish creation!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fab card! I can feel your pain in not handling the Vintage Photo, but you carried it off beautifully. Hope the kettle's been boiled and your feet are up!

Lynne said...

This is totally awesome. Love the saying you chose - goes so well with everything else. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I'm with you on the bright colors issue, but this card is fun! Hope you feel better soon!

Wanda H said...

This is fabulous, Gabrielle!!! Love the colors!!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love it, love it, love it! Hope you feel lots better soon xx

Lorna Moore said...

Love this piece and your site, I'm your newest follower :)
Hugs
Lorna

hazel said...

I love all the bright colours - a fabulous piece.
xxx Hazel.