Friday, November 21, 2008

Art Creations, Crazy Amigo and TGIF Challenges

So there's a new challenge in blogland! Over at Art Creations, there'll be an image posted every week by Wil, Hermine, Femmy and Pepeetje, and we're to use the image in our creations. This is the current image; there's a much larger version over at Art Creations for you to download and use.


As soon as I saw this beautiful, pensive woman, I knew I wanted to create a card for a friend who's struggling with some of life's unexpected circumstances. I've submitted this piece for the TGIF challenge this week too, where the theme is "Vintage," and for Crazy Amigo, where the theme is the moon! I decreased the woman image, made her a little more subdued, positioned her inside the window, then positioned a moon image as a reflection in the window. After printing, I distress inked the whole piece, wanting a subdued, vintage look, used the sentiment from Quietfire Design, and added platinum UTEE in the top right area of the window frame.

This one really had me working outside my comfort zone...always good. Thank you so much for visiting; have a happy, creative weekend.

30 comments:

indybev said...

Innovative and creative use of the pensive lady! I like it!

KardKrazy said...

Wonderfully done, Deborah!
(Isn't this just an amazing image?)

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow so delightful card.
So gorgeous design.

Thanks Deborah for this eonderful entry to TGiF.

Femmy said...

beautiful!! love what you,ve done with here!!!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Beautiful card.
Love the image.

Ozstuff said...

Beautifully done. I love anything with windows in it but yours is SPECIAL, especially when I read your reason for creating it.

vintage wil said...

wow what a gorgeous
work love the image and colors!!!
.
Thanks Deborah for this lovely entry to

pepeetje said...

beautiful. great work

Fraenzi Firlefanz said...

This is beautiful !!Ilike it!

Rosie said...

Great image - I may have to join in myself!! What a beautiful card you created for your friend... I bet she gets a lump in her throat! (I would!) Bravo!

Kreativgeschwafel said...

really a fantastic card!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely.

Julie Mutch said...

Wow, Deb, you've outdone yourself here! Look at your distressing - it's amazing! Great job! :)

This image isn't what I'd normally use, but she's so gorgeous, I think I might have to give her a whirl! lol :) Thanks for sharing!

Well, I'm on my way outside to shovel and play in the snow with the girls. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Julie

Sarah said...

This is so beautiful and touching.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful use of this lovely lady, wonderful thought behind your creation as well!

Marleen said...

Wow this is really great, good job!!

Faye said...

Deborah, what a gorgeous and creative interpretation of this lovely lady image.

Taluula said...

Oh so creative and such a delight.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great use of iamge, brilliant card!

missy k said...

I love the image and I love what you've done with it.... I love the tiny bit of gold embossing in the corner and the sentiment 'Hope'

Kimmie said...

So special...love the window and sentiment!

herminesplace said...

Its beautiful!

Artyjen said...

Very atmospheric, lovely

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is such a beautiful image. Your background is gorgeous!!

Char said...

Wonderful piece. Love the window.

*Birgit* said...

Hi Deborah,

I just had the pleasure to check out what you made for the Art Creations Friday challenge -- so beautiful! Thanks also for leaving a comment on my blog -- I have been happy to hear from you.

Happy creating,
Birgit

Catharina Maria said...

This is lovely !
Rini

Irish3 said...

I have to tell you.. you left the first comment ever on my blog, that makes you the coolest person ever! Thanks for taking the time to leave nice words about my atc, I had to come look at yours and it's beautiful! I think the Friday challenge is going to be a lot of fun. Thanks again!
D.

Myriame said...

Very beautiful and great idea

Anne said...

I love how this turned out ... and the story behind it, too. Love the use of the window frame and the embossed "Hope". Great job!