Thursday, April 19, 2018

Make It Monday #319 - Graffiti Word Art

Hello friends.  Lexi Daly is up with this week's Make It Monday challenge, and it definitely was  a challenge for me this week!  When I first watched the video I thought I just wouldn't play this week...not really my thing!  I like "pretty" and "flowers" and "cute"...NOT graphic art.  But the more I thought about it, it bugged me that I was taking that kind of attitude and not even willing to go outside my comfort zone!  I grew up just a couple blocks from the train tracks, and I started remembering that a lot of the spray painted graffiti on the box cars were not just "words", but there were some flowers too...I especially remember there being Hibiscus's painted on some of the cars!  So that was my starting point for this week's card.

 I used Wet Paint and stamped in black first, and then die cut the word "happy" and blended over it with Tropical Teal, Bright Buttercup, Berry Sorbet, & New Leaf inks.  I also did a little splattering with Tropical Teal and then covered the die cut with Glossy Accents.  The Harvest Gold splatters are using a stamp from SU!'s Gorgeous Grunge.  I thought about using the larger flower or a grouping of the smaller flower from Some Like It Hot, but decided to keep it just to the one small flower so I didn't take away from the Graffiti.

 
I finished by adding some black splatters, a few colored enamel dots, some bakers twine, and layered to a piece of Berry Sorbet cs and then mounted to a white card base.

Thank you Lexi for getting me out of my comfort zone and trying something different, and also bringing back some fun childhood memories...this really was a FUN challenge!!  Still time to play along, so check out Lexi's video and card right HERE and then try your hand at it!!  :0)

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


12 comments:

  1. Well done you on rising to the Graffiti challenge with this artsy and fabulous card x

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  2. This is fantastic Marcia. Love your card, it is so pretty. Well, done friend.

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  3. Good for you going outside your comfort zone, Marcia! This card doesn't look at all uncomfortable! It's gorgeous! I love the way you've done the "graffiti" and the hibiscus is gorgeous! Love the splatters too!

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  4. Good for you, Marcia! You tried something different even your fist instinct was not for it! I think this is a great graffiti card in YOUR style. Hideko xx

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  5. LOVELY JOB!!!! For pretty & graphic art, you melded the two BEAUTIFULLY!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  6. What a great choice for your graffiti, not only the word and the colors used, but for adding the hibiscus! When I think of graffiti, I always tend to think of ugly words and pictures. Your's is so pretty and happy looking!

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  7. great take on the challenge!! i love the how you stamped the drop shadow and added the flower - great colors too! thanks for playing make it monday!! yay for stepping out of your comfort zone!

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  8. Oh your graffiti art is fabulous, Marcia! I actually thought the very same thing, but just like you, jumped out of my comfort zone! Your birthday card is indeed HAPPY and will brighten the day of it's recipient.

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  9. My sentiments exactly, Marcia, about not being my style with graffiti art, but tried it anyway. It’s actually kind of a fun technique with the right supplies. You nailed it with that hibiscus strategically placed, your twine bow, splatters and enamel dots. Love this one!

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  10. So clever, Marcia! Your card turned out perfect for the challenge, and beautiful too! Shadowing the word was a great way to make it shine, and the flower gives it a touch of beauty. This was a rather hard one for me as well. Not really into graffiti! See way too much of it to appreciate it! Hugs!

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  11. What a terrific card! So artsy and yet still CAS! Beautiful!

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  12. I love this Marcia! I love the colorful tropical feel. Yes, very artsy!! Just beautiful my friend!

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