Friday, 6 April 2007

I Dare You!

Well, i've finally got round to doing a dare from the Daring Card Makers blog. This week's dare came from Rhi - to make a card inspired by a piece of art.

This dare tied in nicely with a project I have been working on recently. For the last couple of weeks I have been trying to do Warhol style pop art prints using Photoshop. I feel like I've read a zillion tutorials on the web of how to do them and it was driving me potty. So today's dare inspired me to revisit my pop art project, and the insipration link which Rhi provided led me to yet another PS tutorial. Here's the result:




The mini in the picture is mine, although it took (quite) a bit of messing in photoshop to get rid of the background so I could pop art it. I'm still not 100% happy with the effect but it's nearly there. Once I get an image i'm completely happy with I'm going to get it transferred onto a canvas, which is why I started the project in the first place - the dare has been a happy coincidence.

I've kept the card very simple as I wanted the picture to be the main focus. I was toying with the idea of adding a sentitment. "Have a Cooper Birthday" crossed my mind during a moment of cheesiness, but I decided less is more :-) The only other embellishment, the screw head brads, are from Carolyn's.

I promise my next card will not involve a Mini (2 out of 3 cards looks a bit obsessive!).

Cheers

Ruthie


16 comments:

Gillian Hamilton said...

G'day Ruthie, And WELCOME to the DARES... it's so lovely to have you join in...
Oh I just love your card, it's Brilliant.. so special using your own mini.. love it!..
hope you'll join in again real soon.. :o)

Rhi said...

Fantastic Ruthie, I love your Mini's done Warhol style. Brilliant photoshop work there!

This is going to look fab as a canvas!

Rhi x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

The Warhol style looks fab Ruthie and even better that it is personal to you - wonderful card.

manicstamper said...

Oh my word.........how clever are you?
It's fab.

Sarah said...

Ooh this is great, simple clean lines, perfect.

Angelnorth said...

That's a great first dare Ruthie, well done! I'm a sucker for a bit of texture on a card so love the corrugated strip behind the minis - fab!

Paula said...

Fab card, I love those mini's!!!!

Rainowgirl said...

This has worked really well. I've tried doing the Andy Warhol stuff on the PC too without much success, so well done you. Had a mini once, many years ago and love it.

Di

Card Bored Kitty! said...

I love how you have done this card! Mini's are fab anyway, and you have certainly 'revved' (sorry, couldn't resist!) up the kerb appeal (and again!) with this card! Well done!

Frog said...

Wow fab card Ruthie.

Andrea x

Lynne.x said...

Great card Ruthie.

Tracey said...

Fab card Ruthie - I take it you have a liking for Mini'?!

Sam Morris said...

Nothing wrong with Mini's ;o)

Great car and even greater card!

Jane said...

great minds think alike ! i did a warhol one too !great card

Kathy said...

Having seen your fab mini card I know who you are!

Remembering your minis in the snow card - you gave me the idea for a mini themed card for my hubby a couple of years back if you recall!

Anyway, this card is just fab and I hope you'll keep those mini cards a-coming, cos I love them!

BondGirl said...

great card, and the pop art style looks fab with the minis.

We recently had pics put onto canvas - a bargain at £30 for a2! size