Friday, 20 February 2009

Hands...

I was invited by Sandy to be Guest Designer for TGIF this week on the theme of hands. It took me a while to find the right kind of inspiration and all of a sudden it just clicked as to how I wanted the piece to look. I created this mixd media 8x8 piece using a digital photograph of my hands and hand drew on top with fineline pens and markers to give is a handdrawn look. I then cut a line across the top of the hands and made a heart separately - stamping it and hand colouring, then slotted it into the photograph. I created the background using distress inks, Prima stamps and crackle paint and adhered the photograph on top, the hand prints in the top right corner were stamped and then had glossy accents added on top to give dimension. I completed with clusters of Prima Flowers. Ihope you like the end piece, the heart can be changed now to fit any hand drawn element, so I am considering using this as a page in a mini book and having different items I can change the heart for?......

30 comments:

Kelly said...

gorgeous!

Stempelchaotin said...

Sally your card is a dream.
So wonderful and lovely details. Truly amazing.

Thanks Sally for this brilliant entry as Guest-Designer for TGiF.

Rein said...

Beautiful art work!

herminesplace said...

Fantastic!! love the details

Kersten said...

Quite a stunning card - beautiful challenge inspiration!

katrin said...

sally, your sample is simply wonderful!

Helena said...

Outstanding! I owuld be stuck to know how to interpret this subject. Hands are pretty tricky!

~ melody zahara ~ said...

wow ~ that is totally amazing! such detail work and techniques! lovin those hands ~ fabulous work as alwayz

Femmy said...

great card!! fantastic colors!!

Rosie said...

Sally what a clever idea! That really rocks and I love the contrast between your hands and hearts and the flowers and tiny handprints... brilliant!!

claudilue said...

Wonderful!!!

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Anke said...

WOW GORGEOUS Sally !!!

T├Ąti Punainen said...

This is great! So many details!=)

Christina said...

Wow thats a stunning piece.

Anneke said...

these are lovely cards with great details

Moni said...

Fantastisch gemacht!!

Kris Dickinson said...

Wonderful theme and gorgeous work!

hastingshall2 said...

What an incredibly creative and beautiful piece.
Faye

Buffy said...

Beautiful,love all the details.

Dragon said...

Yummy and different as always... I am still getting my head (should that be hands!!??) round this one!!
Frankie
xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card and a very inspiring example!!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Fabulous card.

Stempelfrosch said...

Brilliant work! Love it!
LG Anke

Ingrid said...

wow, what a beutiful card. I love it!

Wendy said...

sally what can I say wow, stunning great.
this is just so good, love all the mix of colours and the two hands, just a stunning card.
well done

Heather Robinson said...

This is such an intriguing interpretation of the theme. Hands are so powerful and symbolic and you have used them in such a strong and effective way.

Kathy W said...

like how handprints are 3-d and how you repeated that theme on card

Janny said...

It's gorgeous Sally!

Ed said...

Love your hands Sally, and the challenge..