Friday, June 26, 2009

An Inspiring Face

Stephanie over on SCS found a really great website for the Inspiration Challenge this weekend called the Charm School Drop Out. I love collage, and this website has many excellent samples. I was appropriately intimidated since this style has always eluded me, but I know there's no other way to learn it other than to just go for it!! I chose this altered photo of John Lennon as my inspiration piece. Nothing to do with what I think of John Lennon, the photo just appealed to me. So this card is actually my second try. My first try was just a mess, it's on it's way to the City Recycle center. I think I figured out by keeping it simple, it looks like more than it really is, which is good. I think. Oh well. Anyhow, here 'tis!!
The music sheet background is a stamped image Joanne (Sleepy in Seattle) sent me a billion years ago (remember those Joanne??)! I then stamped the face from the "Friends" sheet by Innovative Stamp Creations over the music notes background in Momento Black Tuxedo ink. Next I pulled out the retired SU Best Blossoms set and stamped several of the large flowers in Versamark randomly over the card and covered with clear EP. I heat set them and then sponged the panel all over with Ranger Walnut Ink. I trimmed the whole image down intentionally so it was sort of squatty shapped (I liked that look from the inspiration piece). I mounted it onto a black layer leaving enough of a border on the bottom so I could add a sentiment. I attached a die cut flower I made from the Daisy #2 Flowers die from SU. Finally, I used a white rub on sentiment from the SU SAB rub ons from last year.
Thanks for the awesome challenge Stephanie!!

13 comments:

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Awesome card, Anne. I'm not too good at the collage thing, myself, but I love it, too. You did an excellent job and I love the way you did the background by embossing and sponging over the music image. I'll have to give that a try! Enjoy your weekend!

KAT said...

Love how this turned out - but of course, I love that face!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

OHHHHH Anne! This is amazing. AND, I think you do collage-y stuff quite well! I find your stamping style very much in this genre -and fabulous I must add!! Hugs to you have a great Saturday!

One4Joy said...

love the 'daisy' with your girl, Anne. Makes me think of the '70's! beautiful work

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is awesome. That challenge was a little daunting, so I chickened out! But you rocked it!

JulieA said...

Wow! I think you really nailed this challenge! That is really gorgeous. Oh, and thank you for sharing that you had to try a couple of times...otherwise it would be even more intimidating. Incredible creation, GF!

Debby said...

Oh wow this is stunning!

Fern said...

Anne, this is amazing... Great take on the inspiration piece.. I think you pretty much nailed it..

Julia Aston said...

What a terrific inspired card Anne! Love that image over the music and your sponging is wonderful - A+ job on this GF!!! love that die cut flower too!!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Truly beautiful! I love your take on the inspiration piece. It turned out stunning!

Joan Ervin said...

Hey, girlfriend...you have been doing some beautiful creating while I was gone!!! What a super cool collage...I love the image you used and the music background is just perfect!!! Absolutely FABTABULOUS, Miss Anne!!!

Gvendalen said...

Gorgeous inspiration project!

Risa said...

Wow...I am totally blown away by your cards! I LOVE both of them and what an awesome technique!
Risa:)