Monday 14 May 2012

Famous for 15 Minutes

This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Anything Goes", so why not get creative and give this week's challenge a try?

My piece this week was inspired to some extent by the work of Andy Warhol, particularly his images in the style of this one of Marilyn Monroe. Needless to say mine is a little more grungy than his very graphic style! :)  Oh, that's also why I paraphrased his quote "in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes" as the title!

The two panels on the left use tissue tape as background, both taken from the Commute pack.  The lower background was coloured with distress inks applied with an ink blending tool and you can see that the colour is very subtle, tissue tape doesn't hold much colour that way.  The top panel was coloured with a distress marker which was then wiped with a wet wipe and you can see that much more of the colour has stayed visible.

The two panels on the right were stamped with Versamark ink and images from the new Tim Holtz set "Mixed Media".  I dried them with a heat gun and then applied distress inks on top, which is resisted by the Versamark, giving a ghosted image of the stamp.

Moving in a clockwise circle from top left, the men (Wendy Vecchi's stamp "Well Dressed") were coloured as follows:
  1. Distress stains, which I didn't dry between colours, so that they would run together.
  2. Uncoloured, with added white star brads.
  3. Stamped in black then over stamped in red and yellow, offsetting the image each time.
  4. Stamped and coloured with promarkers.
I think that of all the pieces I've made in recent weeks this one is by far my favourite - I hope you feel the same way too! :)

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! 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! :)


Julian said...

Totally awesome piece! You've worked so many different ideas into the same piece, but the repetition of the central image ties it all together. I'm blown away. Love love love it.

Inkypinkycraft said...

Thais is fab!! Love the clever way you have echoed the style and yet made it your own!! Love it! Hugs trace x

Sid said...

Great piece Dan !!

Karen said...

I think I actually prefer your grungeness to the Warhol pinks/yellows :) Fab !

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

This is a favourite of mine too. The image works so well for this style and I love love e ghosting on the bottom image. Clever piece. Enjoy your week Dan. Tracy x

VickiA said...

Love this piece.

Amy* said...

Dan I LOVE your grungy tribute to Andy Warhol! Andy is one of my most favorite artists and that quote is also one of my favorites. I carry my art supplies in a bag that has Andy's famous Campbell's soup can and that quote on it. Wonderful take on the Warholian style :)


Candy C said...

Dan, your piece is amazing! I mean....really amazing! I so love each of your Wendy men...but when you put them all together the way you's a brilliant piece of art! <3 Candy

Shazza said...

Hi Dan, this is amazing, love the ghosted image!!
Hope you are well

misteejay said...

What a fabulous piece. I love how you have given each image such a very individual look.

Toni xx

fatmonica said...

Love it!I really like the contemporary feel to it.Fab!

Lesley said...

I dont craft anymore but still love checking out your stuff Dan

Claire said...

This is fantastic Dan great image too.
C xx

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Loving the Andy Warhol tribute, Dan! I think it's awesome that you aren't shy to use such bright and vibrant color!

Simon Says Stamp!

Heidi Crowl said...

Vey cool!

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. So creative. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment.

Artyjen said...

Like yours much better than Warhol!!! Great effect ;)
xoxo Sioux

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