He Has Risen!

The color story in this week's The Play Date Cafe PDCC 123 challenge is probably more closely related to Jacob's coat of many colors.  However, for some reason, I was led to create a collage celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  In addition, since God created such a colorful world, why shouldn't his Son's vestments be a reflection of this?

The inspiration for my collage technique came from one of my favorite artists, Henri Matisse.  Matisse was a French artist known for his masterful use of color.  Although his works verged on the abstract, they were definitely figurative due to his strong use of line, form and space.  Although he was an oil painter and sculptor, in his later years he started painting with scissors, due to an illness that limited his original artistic endeavors.  He would use paper that had been coated all over with paint and then cut out shapes to use in his compositions.  In his words, "Cutting straight into colour reminds me of what a sculptor does."

For my art piece, I began by sketching out my idea in my art journal.  I then transferred the components of my figure of Christ to a piece of tracing paper to use as pattern pieces.  Next, I took a sheet of Canson Mi-Tientes "jeans" colored paper to use for the background.  I traced all my figure pieces to "electric green" Post-it Craft Paper (Full Adhesive), as well as to off-white, "teal" and "tangerine" DCWV Textured Adhesive Card stock.  I cut, assembled and attached the pieces to complete the figure of Christ on my background.  (I used a diamond punch to enhance the crown.)  I used a black Micron pen to draw the details on the face.  To add some interest, I enhanced the background with free cut "electric green" and "tangerine" strips.  Finally, I punched a heart and three daisies from a sheet of DCWV Adhesive mat print using EK Success punches.  The print coordinated perfectly with the color story, so it helped add cohesiveness to my design.

This was truly a meditation piece for me, since it enhanced my Lent experience.  May it bring you as much peace as it brought to me.  I now leave you with the biblical passage which inspired my collage design.
In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’
Luke 24:5-7


Tenia Nelson said…
This is sooooooo cool!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! yay!!!
sparkles said…
Lovely colours to play with this week and yours does them justice
Jennifer said…
Arnoldo, thank you for visiting my blog. I really appreciate your kind words. I love your interpretation of the color challenge this week. What a brilliant way to think of Christ's resurrection! What a sight that would have been to behold -- your art speaks to my heart... What a blessing! Thank you!
Borqna said…
Amazing card!
/All your card is a pleasure for me!/
I wish you success!
Happy spring!
Unknown said…
Absolutely stunning, a work of art!!!
Ruby said…
What a great way to use our colours, so glad they inspired you :o) Thanks so much for joining us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!
Thank you for your kind words. Blessings!
Sanketi said…
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Jinny Newlin said…
What a beautifully inspired creation! TFS! And thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!
I truly appreciate your kind words. Blessings!
Julie Ranae said…
What a beautiful interpretation of our colors this week over at The Play Date Cafe....truly inspired. Hope to see you again soon and am happy to be your newest follower.
I am honored to have you follow my blog. I am also grateful to receive the Cream in our Coffee badge. Thank you!
A said…
wspaniała praca, piękny płaszcz! serdecznie gratuluję wyróżnienia w The Play Date Cafe, w pełni zasłużone!! pozdrawiam!
Marlena M. said…
A beautiful and poignant piece!
bristowmom said…
He is risen indeed!

Your work is amazing!