Thursday, 29 November 2012

OLW116 - Scene It, Done It (Never Again!)


Take a good look at this card, because I don't think I'll be making any more like it! lol! I have admired the art of Leanne Spanza for a while now - the bold colours, geometric shapes - LOVE!

So when Karen's challenge for this week's One Layer Wednesday was to create a scene, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try something in Leanne's style. Yes. I drew this with a Copic multiliner and a ruler.

As always, the simplest looking things become quite challenging. My biggest challenge here was keeping the ruler clean so it wouldn't smudge the scene. I used a piece of cardstock that was cut using my curvy cutter (Creative Memories, but I think it's retired) to trace for the hills, and I did smudge it (hence the stickles on the snowy hill!). I did stamp the snowflakes, using a little open circle from Paper Smooches. And the sentiment is part of a very old Doodlebug clear set.

Having said all that, I'm pretty happy with the overall look, and have new respect for artists who do not rely on stamps for their images!

PS - for those of you who voted yesterday, thank you. We are unanimous! Here's the card with the added text:




16 comments:

Hannelie said...

Ardyth I'm afraid you will have to do it again because... i love it!
Looks great! Job well done!

debby4000 said...

Well I think it is absolutely brilliant and when you said you drew love it even more.
luv
Debby

Lisa Lara said...

Beautifully done Ardyth. I think it is awesome.

Lynn said...

It is worth the effort...it is absolutely stunning Ardyth!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WELL DONE! Love the hand drawn card -- you did awesome~

Geri said...

Love it! Girl, it seems that everything you try is successful. You are truly blessed with a whole lot of creativity! This card really is awesome.


"In Excelsis" wins 100%! It totally grounds the sentiment. Now I must have a google and check out the definition of 'excelsis'...

Super Jen said...

Now why would you not do that again when the results are so spectacular? I missed yesterday's vote and I'd have voted to add on also and it looks great.

Sue said...

Very creative, Ardyth, amazing drawing.

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, that's one layer? Amazing. I kinda want to touch it just to make sure : ) The colors are so vibrant and amazing together, love how your farther tree is darker.

shirley-bee said...

Love this! Just been on the link to Leanne Spanza's website, and I can see why you admire her work! And this is a brilliant tribute (personally, I would have bought a stamp that was a near match - easy option!).

Gloria looks lovely in excelsis!

mypapercraftworld said...

So inspiring ... I love that you hand drew this, totally amazing! Missed the vote yesterday, but would've gone for the 'in excelsis' too ... it's beautiful! Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, wait, you're human? I will need some time to wrap my head around that! Your smudgey/ salvaged beautifully card is just that, beautiful! Glad you recovered and kept at it b/c it's quite inspirational!

I missed yesterday's "Gloria" card. I like it both ways. That angel is modern, yet adoreable!

Karen said...

great card Ardyth...so glad you played along...love your work..

Gillian said...

Looks amazing, what a great job. It's good to challenge yourself to do something new and you nailed it

Deanna said...

This is just fabulous. You did a beautiful job!

Jen W. said...

I hope you change your mind and make more like this because it's gorgeous!