Monday, 18 April 2011

Dave-in-a-box!

I read this great quote by Michelangelo this week - when asked about his statue of David, he said "I saw an angel in the block of marble and I just chiseled 'til I set him free".  As I had Tim Holtz's David stamp and a silicone mould of part of his face I thought I'd make a piece based around that quote for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.  The theme this week is "a Tim Holtz technique", so I decided to use his Kraft Resist cardstock for a variation on the blended batik technique.

The first task was to cover the Configurations box that I was using in black cardstock - I thought it would make a change from the usual patterned cardstock trimmed with tissue tape that I've always done in the past.  This was quite a job in itself, but worth the effort I think!

The latticed label holder and pediment were designed on the computer and cut on the Cricut.  The name and quote were printed on the computer and the paper clay face had been made the day before and left to dry overnight.  Apart from the black American Crafts cardstock, all the rest is Kraft Resist.

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)



15 comments :

misteejay said...

What a super piece Dan...love everything about it. The black card does give a very different feel to the whole project.

Toni :o)

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I was drawn to this as my husband is called Dave. Thats where the similarity ends though lol...

Wonderful composition- all the elements work very well together. I especially love that quote.

Sid said...

Nice one Dan !

Kaz said...

This is pretty fantastic, great work, love the david face too x

kazx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great piece of work there Dan

Andrea said...

as usual your imagination is outstanding and you have created a fantastic piece of artwork, great stuff Dan xx

Candy C said...

Dan~
This is a truly wonderful piece! I love the contrast between the black and the white face; then also against the brown. It's just strikingly beautiful! I also love your story behind your inspiration. <3 Candy

Gillian said...

This is wonderful Dan, loving the new Kraft Resist pad too. The black box is very fitting for your statue piece, loving the mould too:)

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor this is just perfection x

Linda said...

More yumminess Dan :)

Lori said...

Very cool piece, Dan, love it!

LynneForsythe said...

OMW Dan you covered that with cardstock....OMW...I have always loved that quote...now you have put a new twist on it...and it's AWESOME!!

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE this Dan ... so effective in the black and Dave looks fabulous!

Bella said...

I am mad about the David statue and went to take photos of it in Florence where I took every angle possible of the masterpiece. I so love what you have done to the boxes and the images you have chosen as well as the quote. very impressive.

StampDancer said...

Dan - this is terrific! I so enjoy your work!

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