Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mix it up With Melange & Theme Thursday Challenge

It is funny there should be a challenge about dance this week. A very sweet girl I know named Barbara is about to graduate from college next week. I have been wanting to make her an art piece but I had no idea what to do. One of her majors is dance, so this challenge gave me the push I needed to get started.

Except for the mats, all the color is done in ink. I even cut out the dancers and inked them in black to silhouette them on the inked background. The artwork is 8x10 in an 11x14 mat. This is really my first experience doing a whole piece with inks and I enjoyed it!


Thanks for stopping by!
Peace & Love-
Risa

19 comments:

  1. gorgeous card! love the verse!

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  2. I love the silhouette approach. Your dancers are lovely and the whole effect of the card is beautiful.

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  3. Barbara will be happy to see this!

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  4. Thanks for sharing the story behind your delightful silhouette dancers!

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  5. Superb !! I love the silhouette idea it looks so perfect and thanks for the story too and congrats to barbara
    Hugs June xxx

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  6. Beautifully done. Love the silhouettes!

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  7. What a wonderful and beautiful gift for the graduate. she will love it.

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  8. Beautiful! Your dancers are so dainty and elegant! Using silhouettes was such an innovative approach!

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  9. This is beautiful, she's sure to love it xx

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  10. Beautiful card I am sure your friend will just love it.

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  11. Very nice. I love the silhouettes.

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  12. This is soooo beautiful!!! love the silhouettes and the clean background!

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  13. Just lovely, Risa. Makes a wonderful gift & challenge piece

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  14. Risa, wow, what a beautiful gift for her. Really nice piece!

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  15. Just perfect for this dancing girl!

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