19 August 2011

DCM - Inspired by Banksy

This week on the Daring Cardmakers it's the turn of Samm and here's what shes's cooked up for us!

It's my turn to set the dare this week and my challenge is

'Inspired by Banksy'

If you're not aware of who he is, then pop on by Banksy.co.uk and take a look at some of his amazing street art across the world - you could also try a Google Image search on "Banksy" to find lots of fabulous ideas for your card.

So now is your chance to dig out those stencils, use that paint, throw in a few ironic sayings and give your card some 'street life' and show us what you've created.
So here's the card I came up with after lots of head scratching!
I started off with the idea of taking apiece of existing art work and doodling on it just like Banksy does adding his artwork as kind of like a comment on his surroundings..... but I couldn't get it to work in practice it just looked too random. I had to get my head out of literal Banksy style and get back to focusing on how I'd normally make a card but just adding a little bit of Banksy inspiration. I started off with the graffiti idea and used a Tim Holtz texture folder to give the white card a brick pattern. I then made a heart stencil and sprayed through some black ink and then added some water spray on top to make it run a little bit. I then added a bit of washi tape and the greeting then went about distressing it a bit more. I used the edge of a piece of card and scraped over some white paint to give it a bit more texture and sprayed over some white ink. I also rubbed some of the black ink back with a baby wipe. As a last touch I added the resin flower just to give it a focal point and I love the contrast of the bright red against the black too.
Have a go this week, it's a real challenge, maybe it'll help you break out of your comfort zone a bit, it did me! Check out all the details, www.daringcardmakers.blogspot.com


jackid said...

wow this is brilliant I love your take on his work and you have got him to a T great card well done love it
Jacki xx

Kathy said...

Love it, Leo. What a fab way to use the Banksy inspiration

Rachel M said...

Really, really love this card!

Keilly said...

I love how you got the brick background, so clever. Gorgeous card. x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Fantastic card Leo - the brick background together with the black and red is just perfect, very Banksy! Sx

Vanessa Stokoe said...

Fab - really arty. :)

Jo said...

Amazing card, Leo - Love all of it!

Samm said...

This is really cool! Perfect for my challenge, thanks for joining in!


Traceyr said...

Love the effect of that background :)