Friday, September 26, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - week 66

Well, I am back in the saddle when it comes to Blogger's Challenge. I haven't done it in a few weeks...and for that I'm sorry. I can't even begin to make excuses...other than life has taken over...lol!!!

This week, we were do a card Warhol style. for those of you who are scratching their heads...and asking what is "Warhol???" I hope to enlighten you a little. Andy Warhol, was an American artist and a central figure in the movement known as pop art. He was born in 1928...right here in Western Pennsylvania....Pittsburgh, to be exact. He had training at Carnegie Mellon University. Maybe his most recognizable work of art was a canvas of Campbell's soup cans. He mostly did multiples of a print on one canvas in multiple colors. If you are ever in the Pittsburgh area, there is a museum in his honor on Stanwick Street.

So, any way....you are asking....Why is she rambling like she is???? Well, I still have laryngitis and it feels good to get words out....lol!!!! I am going to "my office" today to see what is going on here. A while back, my husband doctored for acid reflux and we had to take our little one to his appointment one time and she said it was Daddy's office...and her "office" was down the hallway. Which it was...they are in the same building. So now, when we go to the doctor, we call it our offices...maybe it takes some scare out for my daughter. OMGosh!!! I am doing. it. again...rambling!

Back to the card....

The technique calls for multiple panels of the same image stamped in black ink. Well...there was my first rule broken....I hope I don't get thirty lashes for that one....I wanted a "fall themed Warhol..." So I used chocolate chip.

The card base is chocolate chip. I stamped a leaf from With Gratitude onto ruby red, really rust, old olive and pumpkin pie with chocolate chip and then punched them with my 1 1/4 inch square punch. I sponged all of the edges...again....did I break another rule??? Hope not.
My sentiment panel....another broken rule???....I don't think Andy Warhol ever put sentiments on his works.... Any way....it is ruby red. The sentiment is from With Gratitude as well. I punched two of the corners with my tag corner punch and sponged it up. I wanted it to look like an old fashioned tag....sort of...so I punched out a "ring" of pumpkin pie and adhered it to the tag. I threaded some old olive 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon through and secured it with linen thread.

Let me know what you think...this is my first card of this type, but probably won't be my last....it is a cool technique that I can already visualize with other stamp sets that I have. But You know me...I will probably do something "off color" to the rules...lol!!!

15 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Great job and hope that the "office" gives you some good news as to how you can get better QUICK!!!

Patti Chesky said...

Wow, I hope you feel better soon!!! I love your card. I think it looks awesome stamped with Choc Chip ink,

Kristen said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the colors.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Black - brown - who cares when your card looks this good. Awesome job.

Lisa said...

Like this a lot!

Kerry D-C said...

oooooh! lovely! I hope that the folks at the office can help you to feel better soon!

Connie said...

Great job with the technique...it is kind of fun! Oh...and feel better soon!

Ida P. Krause said...

Nicely done...Perfect for Fall and hey, "Who's following any rules?"

Nikki Bond said...

Fabulous card! Love the colors you chose! {SMILES}

Lisa Bohler said...

love this layout and boy! I could NEVER get each square so perfectly on the card! SUPER job!

Anita Van Hal said...

very nice job! love the fall colors-the chocolate chip ink looks wonderful!

Sheryl said...

Very pretty autumn card!

Lori said...

I think your bending of the rules worked out great! The colors are beautiful. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Chrissy D said...

Lovely! I like the tag and your colors too! I just love anything with a FALL theme! Feel better soon!

StampingSelene said...

Simply Gorgeous~ i really love the color choices!