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This week’s Theme Thursday challenge was “Christmas/Holiday creations.” I wanted to make something specifically for this challenge, so I made a Christmas card. I used several images to create this. The scan of it is a little washed out.
This week’s Mixed Media Monday challenge was “Playing Cards.” This is my first entry for this challenge, and I hope that I’m compliant with the rules. I created my piece based on several different vintage playing card designs I had seen. I used the standard poker card size of 2.5 by 3.5 inches. This is an all digital piece.
This week’s Thank God It’s Friday challenge number 112 was “Faces of a Femme Fatale.” I used the ultimate Femme Fatale: Maria/Robot from Metropolis, one of my favorite movies. The words are from the song Here She Comes, which was featured in Giorgio Moroder's fantastic 1984 re-make. Sadly, I have just learned this is the final challenge on Sandy’s wonderful site. I will miss it.
This week’s Gothic Arches challenge was “Stars.” I’ve been struggling to find my creative side lately. I seem to have “writer’s block” but I don’t know what the equivalent term is for imagery. “Artist’s block?”
This week’s Three Muses challenge was “In Your Dreams.” This was a fantastic theme but I couldn’t create what was in my imagination. I’m not happy with this, but it’s the best I could do with my idea. I was inspired by the words “sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare” from the song Beautiful Nightmare by Beyonce Knowles. I wish I could draw/paint. It’s very frustrating picturing something in my mind, then not being able to create it digitally. I’ve also been working a lot of hours lately, so that’s probably affecting me too.
This week’s Three Muses challenge for Nov. 4 is “Oh what a peach of a pair” which is any theme that uses a couple. I focused on framing and embellishing. The painting is “The Cup of Death” by the artist Elihu Vedder. (I’m posting this on my blog early.)
The GC27 Gingersnap Creations challenge due by Nov 15 is “Orange Green and Brown.” I created a greeting card with a harvest theme. I used digital stamps and colored some of them.
I also determined the cause of my print outs being on the “washed out” side was because of the parchment paper card stock I’ve been using. I need to get plain white card stock to print on. For this card, I printed on white paper, cut it out, and glued it to the parchment paper card stock. The scan is still a little washed out though.