I couldn't tell you the last time I did this - joined in with a blog challenge ... just for fun, because I fancied it, because I was inspired to get creating- but here I am!
[p.s: if you're anticipating an anniversary card from me next month ... look away now.]
[p.p.s: just to clarify, that message is intended for James .... don't be disappointed if I haven't made you an anniversary card ...]
It was Nat's prompt on the Daring Cardmaker's blog that did it: to create a card based on the TV show 'Arrow' but as I've never seen the show, I'm not entirely sure why it grabbed me!
Maybe it reminded me of when my friend Kirsty and I used to run The Copy & Paste Project blog - where we'd take inspiration from all areas of culture - and use it to create a new project? Or maybe it was Nat's impassioned description of the show that won me over ... because goodness knows I'm not a stranger to being utterly besotted with a TV show [hello Justifed and Sherlock ...]!
And so ... Nat's challenge was to create a card which - appropriately - must feature an arrow but with could also optionally include:
"anything else from Arrow into your cards - like the colour green (as Oliver Queen knows, it's not easy being green), a nod to the Starling city skyline, comic book super heroes, Felicity Smoak's iconic glasses, somehow getting the word Sinceriously on your card..."
And here's what I came up with in response:
- Arrow? Yep.
- Green? For sure.
- City skyline? Well .. not quite .. but there is some sort of sky happening in the picture. And it's green!
- Comic book super heroes? Again ... not quite but there is a mysterious figure in the shadows ...
- Felicity Smoak's iconic glasses? Well, considering I don't really know who that is ... I think I did OK with the wooden glasses which I coloured in black and coated with Glossy Accents:
The illustration I used is part of a set of 40 mini cards featuring work by Kim ji Hyuck which I've been using to make more cards all ever week since Nat's challenge kick-started my crafting-for-pleasure!
This particular set is called 'Winter Sonata' and I got them here from Lemon Cat Shop on Etsy. [I'm a bit obsessed with Korean stationary!]
So, that's my response to the 'Something green, and pointy,and Arrow-y' challenge at Daring Cardmakers. Just for fun. No prizes involved. Purely because I felt like it! [Isn't it nice when that happens?]
Maybe I should try making some cards based on my own favourite shows next ... we'll see ...
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