Saturday, August 22, 2009

On the count of three....

Over on Paperbag Studios blog is the August stamp challenge where Design Team member Marilyn Rock has created inspirational piece which illustrates this months theme, 'Mix and Match' which is as follows:

Details: The challenge is to choose two (PBS) stamp sheets and choose two stamps from each set and merge them into one piece that creates a definite message or feel! Upload your submission to your blog or PBS gallery and comment here with a link to your creation!!!


Sooooooooo, I took a stamp I've never used before, The Looking from the Delight plate and the Diamonds stamp from Dreamer plate...


I think on a 'non challenge no requirements to meet' day this could stand as it is quite well I think for a quickmake.

Then I needed to introduce two other stamps from the same plates as previously mentioned and transform and merge together to create a different feel- so I used my favourite girl, 'Be Happy', stamped her onto stampbord, scratched a check pattern into the plain dress and placed her over the top of 'The Looking'.


Her upper body isnt quite sitting where it should, and her hands look a little chunky compared to her face, but its certainly transformed the piece into a much happier one.



Finally, I tweaked and coloured areas, added little diamonds and punched flowers, finishing with the final stamp required to meet the 2 plus 2 line up, which is in my case 'Spiral Bound', again from Dreamer plate. I attempted to change the arm a little to try and merge the two together more.

Looking at the three stages, the initial one is more like a card design and the final stage has more of a journal page look about it.
Not sure about it looking at it here on screen, but in RL its so much more 'alive'and the clarity is better. Might take another photo tomorrow in the daylight.

If you have a couple of PBS plates then why not take the opportunity to play along? :0)

Also I've linked this piece to Gingersnap Creations theme GC18 which is Happiness. This theme closes at the end of the month.

Also this weeks Lots to Do challenge theme is Paper Craze and as I stamped onto French book text (thankyou Joanne ;0) ) I thought it would be suitable.

31 comments:

Claireabelle said...

Wow, Jo this is fabulous
x

JeanFB said...

This is a beautiful piece! Thanks so much for sharing your step-by-step... so wonderful in helping to learn about an artist's process!

flutterbycrafter said...

Wowser, fabby, incredible. What inspiration!!! xx

sam21ski said...

WOW Jo, the end result is stunning, great images and a fab colour

Thanks for entering your piece into this weeks Lotstodo Challenge - Sam xxx

mommabear said...

They are all just fabulous JO

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
What a transformation Jo!
I loved seeing this through it's different stages just amazing!
Your finished piece is stunning!
hugs
kim x

Willy said...

What a beauty, Jo! Fantastic to see the different stages. Great artwork!!!

Hels said...

FAB-U-LOUS!!!!! Love this...the elements are brill...thanks for sharing .. Hels x

Shar said...

Great piece! I have tons of Paperbag Studios so I will have to try this!

Sid said...

Love the overall appearance, very pleasing to the eye !!

Lynn Stevens said...

Love your step by step, gorgeous piece and awesome stamps!

Sandy said...

Wow this is really beautiful.
Love the idea and design. Gorgeous.

Shannon Sawyer said...

Love it Jo!! I love the way the black and white meshes so well with the green numbers. The simplicity of that contrast is awesome. Thanks for the great idea! Your work never fails to inspire me to try something new.

Hope all is well on your end of the world. Take care!!

crafty creations said...

Thanks Jo for putting another stunning piece of artwork in the Lotstodo Challenge

x Hilda

Audrey said...

great thinking making the image a little happier - also love the colour choice.

June said...

Oh this is a stunning piece of work, beautiful art !!
Hugs June x

Linda Elbourne said...

This is simply beautiful - love the colours you chose ... love the stamps you chose ... love the way you have put them all together ... as I said ... Simply beautiful!

Ang C said...

Stunning!!!

Carrie said...

Very you Jo and I love how it grew from the first to the last image

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jo
I love the images you selected and what you created with them. Wonderful inspiration to all of us! :)

Carol said...

Jo, Love what you did with these images. Really like the color too.
Nice balance and focal interest!

Wendy Gale said...

What a wonderful piece Jo, PBS are very versative stamps but you always go that one step further, such inspiration.

Wendy Gale said...

versatile I meant to say.....sorry, finger slip

lottie said...

Oh its lovely - and especially having the photos showing how you build it up step by step. Fabulous

Limar said...

This is a wonderful piece! And the change you made just added more interest to it. Love it :)

Carol said...

Wonderful and I like the stages shots

I agree the end result looks more like a journal page - stunnig

Chris in Coquitlam BC said...

Fabulous! thank you for sharing you style and techniques

joanne wardle said...

ah yes! I promised to send you more of that text didn't I? I will. always love what you do with it. this is no exception.

Sue Smith said...

Hi Jo, I love the way you 'Mixed and Matched'! Just wanted to let you know that I've awarded you a 'Fabulous Blog' award. There's no pressure to accept, but I wanted to let you know that I think you're artwork is fantastic and you bring much inspiration to me.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is incredibly striking, and beautifully done. Love it!

Sue McGettigan said...

This is lovely, and yes, it just radiates happiness! I'm on the challenge path too, love the way a challenge can jump start your creativity.