Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Seeing Dollar Signs

I had a hard time with this challenge in that it is so different from the traditional card. It is graphically unusual and all hand drawn. The only stamping that was done was the 'congratulations' sentiment. I also added a digital sentiment on the card which I hope is still within the challenge guidelines. I thought I would sleep on it and see what I thought about it in the morning.. Well as you see I decided to post it anyway.. I really like the idea of the card and the color scheme is fitting for masculine theme.

Well here we go.. my submission for The Male Room Challenge Blog:

The triangles and diamonds are fitting for
the arrows on the larger then life dollar sign.
Color scheme triangulates nicely
on the color wheel.
I took this design more abstractly then just balloons or kites which was first thought to come to mind. So, I asked my children what words they thought of when I told them about the challenge. After some discussion and sketching the word 'promotion' came up and off I went to my craft area. 

Entering Challenge
The Male Room challenge #13

The letter 'S' was traced from a stencil but the rest of the panel drawn with a T-square and pencil then traced with a drawing marker at various thicknesses. The entire panel was colored using Mexpy alcohol markers and Prismacolor pencils. (For future reference, gold pencil is not my friend) I wanted a consistent blend of color but after some time with it it seemed very streaky and not able to behave the way I wanted. I did what I could and I think it turned out alright. All-and-all not my best work, but it was something different and inspired by this amazing blog which I think has one of the best challenges. Plus, it stretched my creative thought; so why not try it out. Nike said it best; just do it.. You won't know until you try and I feel that is what being an artist is all about.

That is it for me today! I hope you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for stopping  by and leave a comment good, great, or otherwise. Take care all and see you soon!

All the best,


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

How cool - I like things that are different - I get bored with the usual schtuff... - great card!!!!

Jane said...

Super twist on the challenge theme and you would feel up in the air if you got a promotion. Thanks for sharing with The Male Room.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wonderful men's card. I have a huge problem with creating cards for men, you're doing it with such imaginativeness that even I envy. I really like the way this card coloring, selection of colors perfect. Super card, very inspiring.

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Monika Reeck said...

woooww all you drew it
two thumbs up with your idea
great idea with tha S (DOLLAR) and yes I am not fan of gold Marker too
better you try to use the gold from Kuretake Ganzai Tambi Watercolor set..
the gold is really great and creamy as watercolor dear
but I love the whole idea..could be a winner card this time again
happy Friday sweet friend
hugs and thanks for taking a problem to commenting my all cards dear you are a GEM

Petra Swart said...

Such a brilliant idea for the challenge, Shawna, and it definately bought a smile to my face!!!! Must have taken you some time to do, but the end result was worth all the effort!!! So creative!!!!

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