As I was looking through a fellow blogger's page, I found a the Case Study Challenge Blog. The idea behind their challenge is to be inspired by a new Guest Designer every month and design a piece based on how this person inspired you. This month they are featuring Laura Bassen, whose inspirational piece (Challenge #84) uses a flower using negative space and the colors black, white, grey, red, 2 shades of pink, and white.
For the card I designed to use in my last post, I made a line drawing of a young French lady. I used a black and white, stamp size version of her in that card. Laura Bassen inspired me to use her card's color scheme to illustrate a larger version of my French lady. I used Bienfang watercolor brush pens and Prismacolors to illustrate her. To add some texture and dimension, I used Martha Stewart ladybug flocking powder on her beret; Tim Holtz worn lipstick stickles on her lips and frayed burlap stickles on her earrings; Ranger glossy accents on her eyes; and a red bow on her blouse. For the card base, I used a Martha Stewart pink card. I taped a strip of metallic print paper from a K&Company handmade lofty nest specialty pad that featured Laura's color scheme. To bring in the use of negative space in Laura's card, I glued a piece of vintage pink rick-rack between the strip and the card's base color. I also used picture corners that had a houndstooth pattern and a scrolled edge. I finished the card by writing "Mon Amie" with a Zig calligraphy pen.
I am so glad I found the Case Study Challenge Blog, because it gives me another creative outlet. Talking about creativity, I am going to allow my followers to use the little lady that I featured in Te Amo to use in a card design of their own. The only stipulations are that the card design be featured in their blog; that I be given full credit for the digital clip art by using my name in the post and linking it to my blog; and that it not be used for any commercial use whatsoever. If you're interested, please join my list of members and add a comment so that I may reach you by e-mail to send the clip art. I look forward to hearing your comments, even if you're not interested in using my clip art. Thanks for stopping by and... Blessings!