Monday, 9 August 2010

Things with Wings...

... is the theme of the first ever Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp, there's also a fantastic prize on offer to one lucky entrant this week, which includes one of Tim Holtz's new stamp sets, some Distress Ink pads, a Tiny Attacher and other wonderful goodies! The whole prize is pictured below:


All you have to do for a chance to win is enter this week's challenge - make something that fits with the theme "Things with Wings"! Why not go over to the challenge blog for some inspiration and see the different ways in which the design team have interpreted the theme? Here is my entry (click on the image for a larger view):
This clown's head is one of my favourite Tim Holtz stamps, and I've had the idea for this piece kicking around in my head for some time now. Thankfully the theme of "Things with Wings" has allowed me to get it out of my system! :)

The outlines of all the body parts and wings were drawn on the computer and then cut out on the Cricut using the Sure Cuts a Lot program. Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord and Old Paper Distress Ink pads were used for colouring, either direct to paper or with a water brush. All stamping used a Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad, and most of the stamps were by Tim Holtz at Stampers Anonymous, particularly these sets: Tiny Textures, The Big Top and Spills and Splatters.

Comments welcomed, as ever, and don't forget to enter the challenge yourself! :)

32 comments :

Hels Sheridan said...

Oh... erm... arghhhhh, he has scared the pants off me Dan ROFLMAO *without pants*... but... HE IS FAB! I know, I am a scaredy cat and no likey clowns but I do likey whatcha did with him for this piece... he kinda reminds me of BatMan... or should that be... BatDAN??? LOL Fabby art as usual and I am sooooo happy to see you back blogging your art out

TTFN xxx

Anonymous said...

I love this piece and i know i am scared of clowns myself but well done its a brilliant design! He reminds me off Batman, (the Joker) i believe it is, Fabluous art work as usual and i am very happy to see you back to blogging your art out. Well done for your fab work Happy Blogging.
Alex
x

LynneForsythe said...

Dan.....I think your Clown Batman is STUPENDOUS...the AWESOMENESS of how you created the body....WOWZER!!

Cath Wilson said...

Excellent idea. Not too keen on that clown myself but it works really well for this piece. Great colours and a fab take on the theme.

Jackie said...

He is FABULOUS, Dan - a very artful clown.

Linda Elbourne said...

I totally LOVE this clown Dan ... the colours are so vibrant and the body ... well that is just genius ... fabulous work X

Penny Duncan Creations said...

It's SO awesome to see you creating again Dan and this piece is AMAZING!!!! What a wonderful treat for whoever wins it!!! Congratulations on the Design Team!!! They are indeed lucky to have you!!!

Dorothy said...

Excellent!

Lorraine A said...

brilliant clown !! I would have no idea how to do anything like this ,,, absolutely fantastic inspiration :-) brilliant arty debut :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Oh My Dan!!! Your clown is TOO MUCH!! Scary and Creative! How can I think of submitting my project when yours is so over-the-top? I mean, really, your design blows everything else out of the water!! Good Luck -- you should win! Carol

Terry said...

Ohh my goodness Dan, you allready new but cannot tell you enough, your clown is just FANATABULOUS and scairy at the same time hihhi..the colors are just perfect and I am proud to be working together with such an artist, Hugs Terry xxx

Lori said...

Superb job with the challenge, Dan, it's really great! Love the fact that we're having a gentleman's perspective on the team, it's gonna be fun!

kim-paperbabe said...

WOW Dan your take on this challenge is AWESOME!!! I love your clever use of the stamps and the figure and wings are Brilliant!!!
So great to work with you on this team!!! HuGs Kim :)

Nancy Wethington said...

Love that clown. Only you would think of this! It is amazing, color and brilliant!

KimberlyO said...

DAN! That clown is so d*mn scary! I think you should have a disclaimer somewhere for those of us with clown phobias. :)

Setting that aside, you did a fantastic job!!

luthien said...

that's an awesome piece dan :) love the colors and the energy of this creation!
and thanks for telling us about the challenge :) i'm off to do mine :)
HUGS!

Cheri said...

Glad you are getting settled in your new place. This clown looks like a cross between batman and the joker. Is he a crime-fighter? or a super-villain? Either way, great job as always. Congrats on getting onto another design team...you deserve it.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Dan,

This clown is awesome! I love the vibrant colors you used...great work!!

Your inspirations at Simon Says Stamp are off to a “flying” start!

*mwah*
Steph

K Andrew said...

I am totally digging this project. I started out as a mixed media, then altered artist, and now paper piecer (that's what having kids will do to you-lol).
I so hope you win this challenge!

all the best-Kandrew

My Blog address is: http://www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com

voodoo vixen said...

So nice to see you back in blogland Dan... I was on facebook earlier and saw your piece and new it was yours before I actually saw your name further down!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I'm not keen on clowns, but I think yours is TOTALLY AMAZING. When I saw it the other day, it took me awhile to figure out how you did all the pieces. I had no idea you drew the wings/body on the computer and used Cricut to create it. That is so far out of my realm of experience - my guess was that you drew it freehand. Anyway, this is a very cool piece of art! I'm VERY impressed.

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Dan, that is an amazing piece!!! But, that flippin clown is wicked scary!! I hate the face, he creeps me out. But, you make him look "good"!! So, did it feel good to be back in action??? I am away from my toys right now too, as well as my home computer. I am visiting my parents in hot Florida right now. Hugs, Rockin Robin

Netty said...

Wowee this is fabulous, totally love it. Annette

Jen said...

You're back and in grand style Dan! Nicely done... though I have to say he's got a bit of an angry face. I'm not normally scared of clowns but I might be afraid of this one. :(

Terry said...

Lucky for us that you were able to get this out of your system! A very scary Batman!! Love it!

Bearcrazyman said...

Brilliant! I love it.
I love it so much I want you to send it to me.... LOL

Lori said...

Wow!!! That clown is as awesome as it is creepy! And yes I don't like clowns!

TinaB said...

Scarey!!! But brilliant!! Hope you are well Dan! Lots of love Tina x

Shar said...

Fabulous! I love it!

Trish said...

Great piece of work but just reinforces my belief that clowns are something to be afraid of. LOL Trish:)

Billie said...

Dan it's AWEsome to have you back. Love the clown - creepy yes AND I love him anyway!
:)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Love that - you still have time to post it on the Stampotique Wings, wings, wings challenge too, as this week it can be any stamps. I never realized you could add the same project to a number of challenge blogs but people do. I'd pick this as one of my favourites for sure. He looks so...evil! :)

Mary Anne

PS I'm sure there is a group called The Evil Clown Posse - or is that just in my head?

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