Thursday, August 5, 2010

Van Gogh "Sunflower"


Hello everyone... I have a new creation today and this one is for the following challenges:
Gingersnap Creations Challenge ... "Famous Painters or Paintings" theme.
Flutter By Wednesday Challenge ... Must use a butterfly, fairy or angel somewhere.
Color Throwdown Challenge ... Color Combo.
Diecut Dreams Challenge ... Theme is "Gingham".
Dutch Dare Challenge ... Theme is "Anything Goes".

I really had fun with this challenge because I used one of my favorite artists, Vincent Van Gogh. I chose papers from my stash and a copy of one of Van Gogh's famous paintings called "Sunflowers No. 2". Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter. He used vivd colors as shown here in one of his famous paintings and my favorite. I found a stamp from the Netherlands with Van Gogh's painted portrait so I added his name to the side of the stamp using Adobe Photoshop. I added a butterfly, a quote from Van Gogh, some fiber accent and pearls to complete my creation. I consider this creation, A Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh.

25 comments:

Neet said...

Love how you have used this painting - beautiful composition - and that postage stamp is fantastic.

LINDA said...

WOW!! This is simply gorgeous!! I love the colors.. very lovely work as always..
Hugs, Linda

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Pattie
A fabulous card,
hugs Dianne xx :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a great Van Gough inspired card. I love that sentiment.

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card and image Pattie, love your layout, sentiment and pretty gingham paper which is perfect for our theme.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Debs said...

gorgeous colors and painting, love the color of your gingham it goes perfectly. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week, hope to see you again
Debs
xxx

PetraB said...

Simply gorgeous, love the colour combo.

筱朝宜財 said...

等很久了 謝謝你的用心............................................................

Kathy Czygan said...

This is beautiful Pattie! I love Van Gogh too. Love his story and his art. I'll bet he would love this! I love the colors you put together with his sunflowers...the stamp...the quote...everything. It's perfect!

Broni said...

Oh how pretty! I love how you added the Van Gogh stamp! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown!

Biscuitlid said...

fabulous card Pattie - love the quote

Thanks so much for joining in with our gingham challenge at Die Cut Dreams
Hugs
Victoria
x

craftykitten said...

Oh this is a lovely project, great colours. thanks for joining us at DCD this week.
Hugs
Dawn x

Sandi said...

Pattie this is so Beautiful! Colors just the best, everything just blends so well! I love all of the added components too!

Love your sister,
Sandi

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

craftytrog said...

Beautiful card Pattie! x

Nina said...

Pattie, I just love your stuff, this is soo pretty and I love that saying!!! lovely stuff all over your blog!!

Danni said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

JeanFB said...

Pattie, this is GORGEOUS!!! It fits in with your challenges so beautifully, too! Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap Creations. :)

Electra said...

I LOVE this! You've made a beautiful paining even more so!

Laura Pryor said...

This has always been my favorite too!!! What a fabuous idea and you've done it beautifully!

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful image and design!
Hugs, Karen

P.S. If you love challenges you are sure to love my new blog:
www.felineplayful.blogspot.com

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful work of art! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

Melita said...

What a beautiful card !! Love the colours and image that you have used ..hugs Melita xx

Tina Grimes said...

This is just beautiful. Love your Van Gogh's Sunflowers inspiration. Wonderful!

Violets Corner said...

This is so gorgeous! Love all details!

Hugs
Maarit