Saturday, November 10, 2012

Let There Be Art on Earth...

Good day to you all!  I'm so happy you stopped in :)
If you smell smoke, I apologize. Lately I've been cranking out the more oddly humorous cards, but a new challenge over at Our Creative Corner had me slamming on the breaks from that genre. I'll admit, it was more difficult than I anticipated.  It felt sort of like wearing elastic waistband sweats for six months and then one day deciding you'll put them skinny jeans back on....
 
My dear bloggy friend Susan, whom I've affectionately nicknamed Onion, (it's a compliment...just ask her..LOL) is hosting this weeks challenge and she would like us to...
Make Your Own Backgrounds!
(NO patterned paper at ALL..NOT one itty bitty scrap)
 
So, here is my humble offering...
The base of the card is plain white cardstock that I've punched a window into.  A large piece of crinoline material, also with a matching window, has been gessoed to the cardstock.  A beautiful stamp (gifted to me by Susan as well; which I love) has been clear powder embossed and inked over. The trees are stamps that have been acrylic painted and then applied to the crinoline as well.  Some stitching, a little strip of fancy (whatever that stuff is that I found at a flea market) and some pearls to highlight what I think is a very poignant quote.  Daubers were applied to the background of Antique Linen DI and then a paint brushing of Pearl Ex Inference Gold powder to highlight the sky.
 
The objective for this challenge is to create the background and leave MOST of it exposed and not covered up by your focal point.  I hope I've done this here.
Thank you so much for kindly stopping in. We'd really love to see how you design your own backgrounds and for more inspiration you can check out Onion's guidelines and the rest of my teammates works of art!
Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx


24 comments:

Sonia said...

Hi sweety,what a fabulous creation^_^
Gorgeous and elegant^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Tammy said...

Wow, wow, wow! What a beautiful card! Love the peaceful colors and of course, the sentiment is outstanding!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Lisa, I love the background you have created, I like the stitching and the pearls around the sentiment.
Kevin xx

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Beautiful Lisa - what a wonderful background and fabulous sentiment! TFS

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

WOW! yet another amazing creation from you... I LOVE the cut-out for the sentiment, very effective is really calling attention to make you want to read it & a great sentiment as well :-)

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow a fabulous scene ..Sorry i have been a bad blogger of late
Lisa x

Dora said...

Wow Lisa, this is fabulous, love the the background you have created, it is really a stunning work of art. Wishing you a lovely weekend xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Lisa, you've created such a fantastic winter themed backgroud. I also love the stitchings. Great design! ... :)

chrissy xx said...

FABulous! LOving your background and your sentiment is {he! he!] LOve it.
Chrissyxx

lalkygirl said...

What a fab card ,lovin that background ,what a great sentiment too
Tracey x

butterfly said...

Just wonderful, Lisa - I love the textures within the piece, and the painty trees are so glorious! Great wordplay in the sentiment too...
Alison x

Annie said...

Brilliant make as always Lisa. You are such an inspiration.

Take care

Annie x

Anita Houston said...

Uber gorgeous Darling!!! I love the image on the canvas!!! Elegant!

Sue said...

Hello Q
I have been itching to get to read how you made up this Bg, and it is as I thought....complicated and involved.
I do hope you enjoyed the process, even though you thought it a tad difficult. Your composition and design is uniquely wonderful. Where do I begin with critiquing the Bg. Stamping on crinoline is unique in itself, let alone punching a shape into it, then attached onto CS as a design! I love it, mixed media at it's best.
You have made a great effort with this Challenge Q, I am thrilled with what you have made here.
Smiles:)
Onion

Shahrul Niza said...

Oh yes, Amen to that :). WOW!. Fabulous creation. I think the colors are wonderful. Really nice touch on the pearls string around the quote!:).

Jane said...

Fabulous! :-)

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely! Fab make. Kim

Sandy said...

Very creative Lisa --- I need to learn to experiment more. This was a good challenge and I have enjoyed reading about how the DT made their creations.
Sandy

Tracy said...

Does make you think doesn't it. :-) Great creative process that turned out beautifully. Hugs! H

Shelby said...

Damn girl you can wear skinny jeans? I couldn't wear skinny jeans when I was actually skinny...oh wait, they didn't have such things way back when:)! Love how you've done the background and the colors you've used are fantastic.

Shelby

Margaret said...

Oh, this is so gorgeous!! While you might be a little uncomfortable in your skinny jeans, you definitely created one fabulous 'not funny' card!! Just be sure to keep those sweats nearby!!

Margaret said...

Oh, this is so gorgeous!! While you might be a little uncomfortable in your skinny jeans, you definitely created one fabulous 'not funny' card!! Just be sure to keep those sweats nearby!!

Lori said...

Beautiful, peaceful and oh, so true! So enjoyed the telling of your creative process... (Oh, skinny jeans - that's all I can say!)

Lili said...

Thanks for telling us how you created that wonderful background. The sentiment is awesome.
Now I know who nicknamed Susan Onion, lol. I didn't know why you called her like that and I didn't want to ask either, I am going to ask her about it.
Hugs;)