6/25/09

Life short...art long


The challenge today on the 365 Card Blog is ONE stamp and ONE sentiment, no patterned paper (yikes). Actually, I think this is a fabulous challenge as there are so many images that can stand alone in their impact and beauty. Amy Tsuruta's card is one such example. I wish I had more time today to create other cards, but this one will have to do.

I chose the famous Katsushika Hokusai wave painting from 1831. And while mine is nowhere near the masterpiece of the original, I love the power that comes through in the monochromatic scheme. The image is from Stamp Francisco and the sentiment is from a local craftsman who is, sad to say, no longer doing rubber stamps. I used two colors of ink, both from Nick Bantock. Cerulean Azure and Deep Turquoise.

I love art, how about you?




12 comments:

Julia Aston said...

this is wonderful Susan! I love this wave print - I have it as a colored digi image as well as on a notebook I keep my blog notes in - it is stunning against the white here - and your sentiment is super! yes - I love art!!

jdmommy said...

This is a beautiful print of this fabulous wave! I have always loved it! It works out so beautifully as a single image on a white bg........museum (or at least frame) quality!!!

fabricbutterfly said...

Oh so stunning!!!!! the image the colour the saying are all just perfection, so pretty!!!!! stunning, stunning.

~amy~ said...

wowza....Susan this is truly magnficent...I absolutely LOVE that image...off to email you for specific deets so that I can own one :)

~~Audrey~~ said...

Wow! That stamp image is stunning. Absolutely a gorgeous card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Susan this is so pretty, it really does stand on it's own!!!

Sherry said...

Susan, fantastic image and I don't think any other type of embellishment would do this card justice. I like it just as it is.

Chrissie said...

Such a beautiful card!
Chrissie

Gloria Stengel said...

This is beautiful Susan! It needs nothing else. Not even an embossed background. Hee Hee

Jenny S. (UK) said...

The image is so powerful, such a great card.

Liz Williams said...

Not only are there many stamps that stand alone, you own most of them hehehe!! The stamps you share just amaze me. Love the sentiment and the words you use just seem to speak to the soul!! keep them coming as I need these everyday!!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Drop dead stunning Susan. The power that emanates from this card is absolutely brilliant. Great job!!
Hugs
Michelle