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Saturday, June 6, 2009

"Vintage Bathing Beauties" - "Sexy Back" and "Cruel Summer"


This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Vintage Bathing Beauties.” I ended up making two postcards.

The first one was a stretch for me, because I forced myself to use more of a collage technique, which I’m weak at. I tried to make it playful, fun, and unconventional. The words are lyrics from the song Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake. I was being facetious, because her bathing suit is far from sexy.

I made the second one because the young woman’s face haunted me, so I had to use her. She looked very sad. I ended up thinking of the song Cruel Summer by Bananarama, and imagined her being sad over a temporary separation from her lover, and being alone on the beach. The words are lyrics from that song.

A thank you goes to Marie for telling me how she made the bubbles in her Art Creations Friday – Forever blowing bubbles artwork. I’m not using the same program as she is, but I was able to figure out how to do it in GIMP. She’s part of a group starting a new challenge, The Three Muses, so you can check out their site if you want to learn more about it.

33 comments:

Judy said...

Very creative, Ann, you made 2 fabulous cards, love them!
JudyNZ

Willy said...

Both are fabulous; the first one is my favourite!

Terri Kahrs said...

Two awesome entries! Twice the pleasure!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful Bathing Beauties. Gorgeous!

Ozstuff said...

Great images, great postcards, stunning creativity, Ann. There is a touch of the surreal amidst all the beauty which I love. Your work is wonderful!! (And thanks for the plug!!)

Yvonne said...

Both are superb!

Donna said...

Two great cards but think the first one is my favourite :)

Sandy said...

Wow these are stunning.
Wonderful cards.

Martina2801 said...

I find both of these pieces very powerful and moving. You combine elements in your collages so beautifully and uniquely.

Mandy C said...

love them both Anne. great work

June said...

Excellent collage work., They are so clean and clever and beautifully designed. I must get back to making these, yours are inspiring

Hugs June xxx

Petra Tillmann said...

Great work Anne!

sija said...

Great work!

yasmindeboo said...

Wonderful postcards; do admire digital work.

Mary said...

These are both incredibly artistic and creative! Love the emotion and feeling that comes through in both pieces. You are doing awesome, inspiring work.

Beth Jaffe thequeenofcups said...

These are superb. And your collage techniques are fabulous!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, this is absolutely amazing - I love it !
Why not enter your creation on Simon Says
Challenge this week ? http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
There is a fabby prize of a $25 spending spree in the SSS store and also
a SIGNED piece of artwork by Tim Holtz ! Hope you can join us !
Jo x

Hermine said...

Both look great, great images

AliMayes said...

Fabulous cards - I love them both and I don't think I could pick a favourite.
Ali xx

ilonasblog said...

the first one is my favourite , but I like them both

José said...

Great postcards!

Alberta and Ava said...

Two adorable cards! The first one is my favorite, though, because I love collages. You did a great job on these.

dutchstamptramp said...

Fabulous, love them both very much!

Sue said...

These are both brilliant, I don't have a favourite. I like how you have worked the song lyrics into them both x

Buffy said...

Both are gorgeous.Love how you added a piece of each song too.

Kris Dickinson said...

Both are fantastic!

aino said...

Oh! These pictures talking.

audrey h. said...

Anne...both of these are wonderful. Love the 'sexy back' one. Now that song will be running through my head all day, lol.

Julia said...

So beautiful, both !!

Darlene said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!!

I also love the beautiful, haunting look of the woman in the second postcard. It looks like you have the full version of the woman's image. My image cuts off above the waist.

Kelly said...

these are lovely anne! i like you incorporated song lyrics into each one. i'm a song lyric junkie. :-)

Faye said...

What a card. That woman in the first postcard looks glamorous even in that really weird swimsuit. Beautiful job.
Faye

Carole said...

Lovely pieces. :-)

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