Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Stripes

 

Ann asked us for stripes and I probably got a bit carried away.  We have a challenging challenge at Digitalmania (Flickr) where we learn a lot of new tricks, taking inspiration from the work of artists in many different styles.  This past week it was cutting and pasting a la Carmen Casanova, a Spanish artist. I made a patchwork design and cut the lady's dress from it.  Her skin tones include a page from an old dictionary of mine.  All papers, including sky, grass and patchwork were Googled.  The trees and the bow are by Createwings Designs.  The stitching is a Photoshop brush as are the white flowers.  Cloud by me!! 

21 comments:

Taluula said...

Oh wow, Marie, I'm blown away by this Carmen Casanova inspired beauty, and you have raised the bar by yards, my friend.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is amazing, Marie. What a lot of work you have put into this gorgeous artwork. Kudos to you...excellent.

Janet Ghio said...

love the bright colors!! Great job as always.

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Perfectly striped! Great piece, Marie.

Grannie Annie said...

Wow Marie you are boggling my eyeballs with this one...a bright and absolutely fabulous use of stripes my dear!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This looks great! I like the sewing stitches around everything.

Judy said...

Well, stripe me pink, Marie! Ooohs & aahhhhs from across the ditch, LOVE your bold vibrant patchwork!
(No I don't think anyone says that anymore more likely a blasphemous exclamation!!)

indybev said...

Another Marie special, original, creative and beautifully executed. Take yet another bow!!!

Yvonne said...

Fabulous artwork, Marie! Love her dress!

johanna said...

oh my, that looks like a great labor of art!! i really love your striped world!

Queenvickans said...

Great creavity, lots of stripes and colours.

Junibears said...

A fantastic piece of creativity from you dear Marie. Gorguss!! xx

Lizbethem said...

Marie, this is fabulous! I love the colours, textures, the cloud--everything!xx

Lizbethem said...

P.S. I went to look at Carmen's work and I like yours MUCH better!xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW unique and incredibel beautiful art work with an elaborate design.Really another special art work from you.
xox Anja

mary.kg said...

Bonjour Marie ! quelle idée originale pour le graphisme de votre image !
Votre création est très colorée et très gaie!
j'aime beaucoup ce que vous avez fait !
Amitiés Mary.kg

linda said...

Amazing job, Marie! My eyes can't stop moving around this wonderful scene.

sheila 77 said...

This is too wonderful. I love everything about it, the stitching, the patchwork dress, her hair, the lettering....and everything, it is just perfect. It would make fantastic cards.

Sim said...

Your stripes world is wonderful with its brilliant colors and funny stitches Marie! I love it very much! Bravo! :)

Lynne said...

What a lot of work you put into this and well worth the effort if I may say so.It looks just like an art quilt.

Electra said...

I love your art more and more every time I come to visit. This is one of my faves!!