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