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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Shirley's Inspired by Friedensreich Hundertwasser - Take Two

Hi folks, I'm back with another helping of Hundertwasser. I make no apologies for bringing you more of the same, because I found so much inspiration from this one person's work. Today's card uses a similar process to last week's, and is so suited to using the fabulous Retro Mod Shapes set.

This one is based on Hundertwasser's painting, 'Silent Flowers'.

I stamped the three circles, then got to work with my Posca pen, drawing three stems, then a horizontal line, then the cup shape, then the horizontal lines in the cup, then the handle.

In the background of the top section, I used my Dotta-Riffic pens to add dots of varying colour and size, and drew rings of colour inside the circle flowers.

Then I coloured in the sections of the cup, taking care to leave some white space or lighter areas in each section. I added some horizontal lines to the lower background area then coloured in the resulting stripes.

Here's another look at the finished card. I added the sentiment at a jaunty angle (he didn't like straight lines).

Again, the colour of the base card changes the mood of the panel. I went for lime green to emphasise the green in the flowers and the handle, and because there were only two horizontal stripes in lime it helped to balance the colour distribution. A bit like a capital letter and a full stop, it encloses everything within it. Period.

Stamps Shirley used in today's project:


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  1. Shirley, your translation of Hundertwasser's painting, 'Silent Flowers' is anything BUT silent! It's vibrant, vivacious and gorgeous! Love this immensely!

  2. WOWZers! This is brilliant. love your interpretation, really wonderful!
    You could make this into a stamp...just sayin!

  3. Love the bright colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  4. Gorgeous happy card, love the bright zingy colours.

  5. Shirley, I think you have found your niche in card making. I love your vibrant, graphic birthday card!!

  6. Love the colors! Great design. Love that you are inspired by an artist.

  7. Your talent is OUT OF THIS WORLD, Shirley!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Your talent is OUT OF THIS WORLD, Shirley!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Wow Shirley, I love this one more than the last one! this is really interesting and stunning at the same time.

  10. As always Shirley another great card! I love the bright colours, it makes a real 'fun' card.

  11. WOW Shirley...this is PHENOMENAL! just love how you create backgrounds with so much depth and detail, The colors are fabulous!! Love the balance in the graphic :)

  12. Love this Shirley,cheer anybody up on a dull day

  13. Wow what a great interpretation of the 'Silent Flowers'! Such a fun, vibrant and happy card! Love it!

  14. Love this too,!!! So fun, so bright, so colorful!!! Just such a cool piece of art on a card!!! Trying this for sure!!!

  15. Loving the bright cards inspired by abstract art !

  16. You have nailed this technique and are a wonderful spokesperson for both this style and how to use STAMPlorations to achieve this effect.

  17. So bright and bold...love the colors...beautiful!

  18. Gorgeous, bright and cheery card Shery...this technique is excellent

  19. Just the most amazing take on Hundertwasser's painting, 'Silent Flowers'!! I am awestruck! The card is BEAUTIFUL! :)
    Suchi xx


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