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Monday, September 4, 2017

New Series of Challenges at the Path of Positivity

Today I offer a card inspired by one of the greatest sculptors in the world, Michelangelo. You may think it strange to pair the famous statue of David with the infamous character from Bugaboo Stamps, an image of Stella. But this fall at the Path of Positivity we are asked to "Surround Yourself with Positivity" in the form of the ARTS! Each month for the next three months we're asked to explore the positive influence of three different artistic concepts: Art, Literature and Music!

September will kick off this new series of challenges with Art! One of the best parts of having computers is having access to the works of the artistic masters at our fingertips! Anyone can Google famous artists from 'sandro Botticelli and Claude Monet to Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo, and see their works! Open the newspaper and check out political cartoons and comic strips. Ride the subway and discover artistic graffiti. The world is full of sand painting, wood carving, sculptures, pottery, glass work, metalwork, quilts, etc,

Michelangelo's statues are very realistic and very detailed. It is a measure of his talent to discover each fine detail on each part of his statues. My image's character, Stella, is a feisty broad who tells it like it is. She enjoys going to the Art Museum (we have a great one in Chicago). I thought she would be the perfect match between David and my sentiment. I know a few women who have felt something similar when strolling through the museum. Not judging!! I think ALL art should move a person, but each person should be moved uniquely. My card details are further down this post.

While this challenge is Anything Goes, if you would like a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation, use ART as your inspiration and share your project with "how ART inspired you to create it" by linking it up at the Path of Positivity challenge blog. 
Keep in mind, you are thinking about how different kinds of art affects us as individuals.  It’s not really about doing something “visually" art-related. For example, any positive image that reminds us of any piece of art, or creating in the style of a famous artist on your project.

If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so you will be included in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational. Also please leave a comment describing how your creation relates to the concept of art and what you learned about yourself along the way, if it isn't clearly written somewhere in your post.

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don't need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $12 gift certificate from Bugaboo Stamps, one of our guest sponsors this month.
 You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $15 gift certificate from Lunagirl, provided by the second of our guest sponsors this month.

Card Details:
Core-dinations Teal Cardstock
Core-dinations  (Lavender) Cardstock
DCWV Abstract Paper Stack, teal mix
Neenah Teal cardstock
Various leftover embellishmets
Digital details:
Bugaboo Image- Stella Still Hot
Michelangelo's David photo from Google free clipart
Pixel Scrapper Jan Clark's ITP Paper 23
Pixel Scrapper Sharon Dewi Stolp's Paint Spray Stars
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Button 04
Yellow-Gold Metallic Gel Pen

Challenges I am Entering:
Bugaboo - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy - Add Pearls or Gems
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
World-Wide Open Design Team - Anything Goes (must be a DT make)


Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Hahahahahaha ~ Very clever use of the image over the statue. I love it. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for entering your lovely creation in our anything goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps this week. Good luck in the draw! Please join us again soon.
Jen L
Bugaboo DT

Pippa said...

This made me laugh over at POP. Good to see it here as well! Thanks for sharing at Catch the Bug. Pippa Bugaboo DT

Loose Stitches said...

Oh my goodness, awesome card Pat, love the sentiment and your wonderful idea of adding her over the image! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft! Hope to see you again!
Sherry x - DT for Love To Craft
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

Carla's Cards said...

Fun card, thanks for sharing with Fabrika Fantasy Digis!

craftysahmiam said...

Ha, ha, ha ! Thanks for sharing you punny card with us at Love To Craft

Anila Dikay said...

hahaha... that is a fun card!

Thank you for sharing with us at Fabrika Fantasy

Anila DT

Rae Ann said...

Oh my gosh! I totally love the way you used this image! What a creative idea...and the sentiment! I am still laughing!

Thank you for joining us at Fabrika Fantasy for our Add Pearls or Gems challenge.