Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Artist Trading Cards on a theme of Africa

Still having issues with real life which are preventing me getting back to regular crafting but it is starting to ease off. These cards were created for a challenge/swap on PDA with a theme of Africa. It led to a number of very different interpretations as you can see on the PDA ATC blog.

I found most of the images on a Flickr group, Images FOR Africa, dedicated to providing images licenced by creative commons.

They both are collages rather than mixed media and have a humerous interpretation/title.

Stanley had an audience wherever he went.

Anything you can do .............!

Both very simple designs, but at least I am starting to make art after such a long hiatus due to personal issues. The former uses an image of Stanley shaking hands with africans and is overlayed by an image of a giraffe and two versions of the same painting of an african woman. I reversed it and altered the hue for contrast. The top right hand sports an image of a Mauritanian postage stamp.
The second has a background of orange tissue with a stamping on white card in the centre. After seeing the image of the painted warrior and comparing it with a zebra, I had to put them together.

More artwork soon - I hope.

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