Thursday 19 March 2015

SNG - Frida Kahlo ...

.....  Hello again!!!  I do hope you liked my Zombie Lady card!  I'm back with another card for this week's Inkspirational Challenge - INK#78.  The theme at the challenge is to create a She Art project or simply to use a woman's image.  Here's my card:

Frida - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Randi Dandi Tribute - Frida; Dylusions - Laugh Til You Leak, The Write Words
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Rich Razzleberry
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Rectangles # 4
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - Violet Crush; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear

Don't you love the image? It's called Frida and is drawn by Rick St Dennis, exclusively for I Brake for Stamps.  It's part of Rick's Randi Dandi Tribute series, you can also get rubber stamps designed by Rick at I Brake for Stamps.  I printed the image on white card, cut it out with a die and then coloured with Copic Markers.  I've used the colours from this week's Colour Throwdown - CTD#334 as they are just perfect for Frida.  I added just a touch of sparkle to her gems.  I was a bit nervous colouring this image, so I looked up pictures of Frida Kahlo (see below) on the Internet and used them as a guide - such a beautiful woman.  I covered the card with some floral paper to match the colours on the image and adhered the image.  The words come from one of my Dylusions set - seemed absolutely appropriate for an artist.  On the inside of the card I cut a mat layer in design paper and stamped a greeting on the white panel.

Frida inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsFrida sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

There is a Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo exhibition on at the Detroit Institute of Arts from now until 12th July, and it was watching the adverts on TV that gave me the idea of making a card with this image.  We'll be visiting the exhibition in the not too distant future.

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The photos above were taken by Nickolas Murray, who had a 10 year relationship with Frida.  I think the images are absolutely fabulous.  That's all for today - see you soon.



Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful lady and words :) Your zombie lady is frightful and fun. Cheers, Shirleyx

Yvonne Garner said...

Great card and interesting post! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

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