Friday, 3 August 2012

Mona Lisa at Artful Times Challenge 10

At Artful Times Challenge I'm  taking you back a few years to when Mona Lisa was one of the most popular images, but she hardly gets an outing these days so thought it would be nice to bring her back into the spotlight. You can make anything you like. be it stamped or collaged
Just for a change I have gone all T!m Holtz, my hanging is made on glossy card using one of the techniques we learnt on the chemistry 101 course, the top is cut with an on the edge die and the  bottom thing cut in grunge board and embossed with a mixture of gold and verdigris and to hang it I have used some staples reclaimed from a packing case
You mght be thinking I don't reconise that stamp ! well here she is :)
The background stamp (papillon) is inked with archival inks (Oyster Stamps have a lovely selection of colours) then distress inked before carfully inking the part of the stamp I wanted to use again with archival, love the way it didn't come out perfect  she seems to look happier to me with the flower in her hair which appeared in my hand after fiddleing with a bit of scrap die cut waste
So come on folks blow the cobwebs off Mona and let her come out to play again and you could be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher from Oyster stamps as long as you follow the rules

20 comments:

sam21ski said...

Oooh you have it in wood, nice. I have that same image but mine is on foam.

Great theme and lovely to see her back in the lime light for a bit.

Thanks for the challenge.

Sam xxx

craftattack said...

Love your Mona! Great idea for a challenge, too! Valerie

Neet said...

Love how you have used this stamp Von, and agree, she looks good with the flower in her hair.
Hugs, neet xx

Netty said...

Terrific hanging Von and loving your Mona. Annette x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Love this hanging Von and the way you have used the stamps and colours. Brilliant idea to use the staples only you...... XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

Fabulous hanging love the stamping, its a great theme for the challenge.
Yvonne x

butterfly said...

What a great challenge - and I love this take on it... your hanging is just gorgeous, zhuzhing her up with some colour and that delicious flower, but still with that super stamp shining through!
Alison x

chrissies said...

A fantastic modern take on the Mona Lisa Von. Adore the colours and over stamping.

Love Chrissie xx

Julia S-W said...

Love your little hanging Von! I wasn't crafting during the ML craze so will have to put my thinking cap on! Glad you mentioned collage. . . .
Really like her flower too!
Juliaxx

florenceandfreddie said...

Wonderful hanging Von. Fabulous stamping.
Regards Florence x

Karen said...

Awe, got to love Mona!!! Its lovely to see her aired again and in such a lovely way too xxx

Craftyfield said...

Great hanging, love what you did with the TH stamp in all colours.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous use of the image Von and great hanging.
Thanks for your comment but sorry the sky just opened. We have blue skies, gorgeous sunshine and wonderful summer heat here in California.
Hugs Brenda xox

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Von, Love love this hanging and your Mona does look happier with her flower LOL. Staples now that is a fab idea. Hugs Sandra XXX

Alison said...

Gorgeous hanging Von! Great idea for a challenge! xx

Sue said...

Fabulous hanging and great choice Von, I had such fun dusting off little Mona x

baileyrosy.com said...

Loving your Mona and the flower is a lovely touch.Love the hinge at the bottom and the on the edge die works so well with this gorgeous piece of art.

Marie

lynne said...

Mona is so gorgeous. Love your colour choice.
Wishes
Lynne

hazel said...

A fabulous hanging Von, great colours and stamping.
xxx Hazel.

Marina said...

Really pretty project!

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