Saturday, June 20, 2015

da Vinci meets Warhol Card

Hi everyone it is Saturday and yesterday Viva la Verve posted the sketch for week 3. Can you believe that June is almost over. Viva la Verve Sketch challenge blog can be found here:

I started to clean up my playroom and like most children got distracted and started doing what I call crafting cleanup. That is finding things that weren't put away to craft with or using what is on your work table. Anyway when I was sorting through what was inside of a clipboard where I put items for future projects I found a stamped Mona Lisa image and a card came to mind using the sketch. On top of that for some reason I started thinking about the artist Andy Warhol and thought I wonder what his take would be of Mona Lisa if he was going to use the image in his work.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch:
I started with turning the other piece of black card stock from making a card base into this card base. I then rounded the corners. I knew I wanted to use the Paris washi tape that I found at Dollar Tree. (I wish they carried it again.) When I spied this scrap of pattern card stock I was hoping it would work.

After playing with different scraps I decided to go with the hot pink for the background of Mona and my stamped sentiment. It helped to make the color in Mona's face pop more.

My faux stitching was done with a black glaze pen. Lol! if I had actually hand stitched on this card it would have ended up looking exactly like this with stitches being uneven and crooked.

I think I must have originally stamped Tim Holtz's Mona Lisa with Ranger's Archival ink. I'm saying that because I know that ink does bleed a little bit when it comes in contact with alcohol blending solution which is what this did. Also I remembered that I was going to originally paint with distress ink.

I decided to experiment and figured if I messed up the image I could always stamp it again. . I took some Sharpie markers and scribbled on an acrylic block which was already stained up. I then squirted some alcohol blending solution. Then I placed my stamp image face down. You can't see it in the photo but her hair actually has some copper and gold streaks which I had scribbled on along with my colors.

I was trying to figure out how I was going to do the sentiment. I played around with some chipboard tags but they were really too large. I decided I was going to stamp on antique calligraphy paper. I found a scrap which I had messed up on one side stamping. Being the frugal crafter I am I went ahead and stamped with my Ranger Archival ink. The sentiment is from Verve's Moments Remembered collection.  LOl! if I keep entering these sketch challenges I might need to buy more stamp sets. Although Verve stamps are not a requirement to enter.

That's all folks and I really need to get into doing some  serious cleaning and organizing instead of playing. ;-) Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting and a fun filled weekend!


  1. Great job working with the sketch. I love your Mona Lisa card. Now get to that cleaning.

  2. Such a fun card. Love the sentiment paired with your Mona Lisa image. Thanks for playing along with VLV!

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along!


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