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Friday, April 06, 2007

Arty Farty Deco

When Rhi announced this week's dare, 'Art Attack' I wanted make a card using the colours that I saw ages ago on the US Apprentice - not sure which season it was but it was the one that Kendra won... She had to organise a games tournament in Webster Hall. The night club is old school - probably based upon some other period in time but built around the turn of the Century and had huge black and white floors, lots of luscious burgundy and apple green colours and splashes of red velvet. 'Cept after extensive research on the interweb, I still had no clue as to what the style might be. I resorted to plan B - the only art style that I would probably recognise and be able to say what it is! At school, unless you were handy with a paint brush or could draw a near perfect still life we were written off at the first lesson so I have no idea about any art styles or artists unless you can really classify an unmade bed as art lol.

This is Rhi's dare;

I dare you to make a card inspired by a work of art. If the original art is out of copyright (this happens when the creator has been dead for 70 years or more) then you may use elements of the original artwork in your piece. Otherwise its inspiration only. Look out for colours, patterns, textures, compositions, shapes or themes that inspire you, and remember to show us the piece of art that inspired you to create so we can see the common ground.

What is art anyway? It's completely subjective, so your chosen inspiration could be architecture, one off design or mass produced products. Please remember to respect the right of the artist not to have their work copied without permission, take inspiration instead and make your own art!


Based upon the shapes of the period...

The style of art, furniture and architecture from this period is just yummy, the bold shapes with rounded corners.... and of course the fabulous ice cream colours like the ones on Miami Beach.I made this...

Paper is Basic Grey, Bazzill card, SEI Brads, Dream *designs* Flowers, Font is Empire State Deco from Dafont, Hand Stitching and Inking.

We have had so much fun playing with art this week, the other fabulous arty cards are on the blog, TFL :) amd can't wait to see your little pieces of art :)

jo xx

11 comments:

Sarah said...

Great card Jo. Love Art Deco.

iralamija said...

great card I love it!!

BETY :)

Just a Girl from L.A. said...

wow ur scrapbook pages are awesome I wish i knew how!

manicstamper said...

Oh Jo I love it. Art Deco is one of my favourites so this is right up my street.

Sue said...

FANTASTIC

I love Art deco

Paula said...

Gorgeous card. I love that splash of colour in the flower.

Tracey said...

Great card Jo - very inspiring!

mamaluke said...

Very Art Deco, you've captured the mood of it so well.

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh Jo, mr blogger froze on me, before I could get to comment earlier on this AMAZING card...
love art deco furniture esp...and your card is a standout for me this dare!..just love it!

Kathy said...

Love the deco look you've done with this card Jo, and the way you've brought it bang up to date with the flower

Is it jut me, or is the pic hiding behind your country counter for some reason?

Lynne.x said...

Love your Art Deco card Jo.