He is risen indeed!

On Saturday, March 17th, I posted my original paper cut collage titled "He Has Risen!" as my entry to The Play Date Cafe challenge.  I love the way the piece came out, so I decided to use the image for this week's Card Positioning Systems, challenge CPS #258, which is sponsored by The Stamps of Life.  However, I wanted to use a different color scheme and media.
In order to accomplish my vision, I used the ToonPAINT app in my iPhone to turn a photograph of the collage into a coloring page.  This is the same app I used to create the self-portrait in my profile picture.  You can colorize the images with-in the app.  However, I chose to print the black and white image on white card stock and used a combination of Caran d'Ache water soluble wax pastels and Staedtler watercolor brush markers to illustrate it.  This technique gave a little more depth to my piece.

The CPS sketch this week is very simple, so it is just perfect to feature a miniature piece of art.  I used a hunter-green photo frame notecard by Personal Stamp Exchange for the base.  I layered a series of 3 Martha Stewart white stars with green iridescent sequences and tacked them down with Sulyn Industries lime glass E-beads for the bottom corner embellishment.  Then, I used the upper horizontal bar in the sketch to letter the exclamation "He is Risen!" and a series of dots with a green ZIG Writer chalk pen.  I finished the card by framing my piece of art.

I love the new possibilities that the digital world offers to the art world!  I'd love to hear what you think, so you are welcome to leave a comment.  Blessings!


Ivanka said…
What a pleasure to come across your blog. Very inspirational. I love seeing how everyone interprets the same sketch, so many possibilities. Your card is a work of art. The image and colors are so perfect for the season.
Peanut said…
Oh wow! The image is .... I just don't have the words. The colours are gorgeous. I'm no expert but I love what you've done. Lucky is he who receives this card for Easter! Thank you so much for sharing, Arnoldo. This is truly a much needed inspirational piece for the season.
Arnoldo said…
You're very kind, Asha.
Arnoldo said…
Thank you for your kind words, Ivanka.
Patrice said…
Oooh, love the color! Hope you'll join me again at 52 Card Pickup...there's a giveaway this week!

Arnoldo said…
Thank you, Patrice. I sure will. Blessings!
nice card
I work in CPS-258 to
if you can visit me
here is de link!!

hugs from Chile