Saturday, 4 August 2012

Mona Lisa at Artful Times

Von has decided to reintroduce us to Mona Lisa at Artful Times and it will be the challenge for the next 2 weeks. Wonderful samples from the 'team' there so do go and have a look.

I made this;-just to say I took the picture outside and it is on an old brick--what a great background--I am off to photograph the brick to make some paper;)

I was going to apologise because it is only an ATC and then I realised it had taken me over 3 hours to make it.. Not as long as it took to paint the Mona Lisa but a lot of my background work is covered up just as Da Vinci's would have been.

Wrote down what I had done just to see where the time went.
Found the framed picture of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre and made a Da Vinci background for it, ran a piece of nice card through the Cuttlebug in a patterned folder, stamped it on the smoother side with a Chocolate Baroque stamp, used some shiny eye shadow and my finger to give it  a nice finish, tore some brown paper and distressed around the edges with Rangers DI, back to the Cuttlebug to cut out a swirl, distressed that to add some colour, then off to the Internet for a quote and made a small tag to add the quote in Paint Shop Pro. Then I wonder why I seem to get up and it's suddenly bed time again lol

10 comments:

  1. What is time when you enjoy crafting. Its a gorgeous project, love the background as well.
    Yvonne

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  2. Amazing the way you can get lost in making these little works of art isn't it :) Love everything about it :)
    Thank you for sharing with us once again at Artful Times
    Von ♥

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  3. Your creation is wonderful.

    Greetings from Germany.

    Rosie

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  4. WOW what a lot of effort you have put into this wonderful piece, and it's not only an atc, it's a wonderful work of art.

    Thanks for joining us this week - Sam xxx

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  5. Fabulous ATC Chrissie.
    Janet x

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  6. Love this one! Great work! Valerie

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  7. Hi Chrissie, Fabby ATC such a lot in a small space, time does fly when you are having fun. Hugs Sandra XXX

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  8. This is wonderful Chrissie, well worth all the time, a definite labour of love x

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  9. Really lovely ATC and you certainly should never apologise for your art!! I'm always amazed at how long everything takes too - completely absorbing and totally addictive!
    Juliaxx

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  10. Well worth all the time it took to make Chrissie - a beautiful ATC which could always be used as a topper on a card for someone special.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.