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


Meggymay said...

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

Von said...

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 ♥

Rosie said...

Your creation is wonderful.

Greetings from Germany.


sam21ski said...

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

Janet said...

Fabulous ATC Chrissie.
Janet x

craftattack said...

Love this one! Great work! Valerie

Sandra's Spot said...

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

Sue said...

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

Julia S-W said...

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!

Neet said...

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