California sunset - NOT

Cat challenged me to do a Zindorf tut called "California Sunset", and I've been putting it off for a while, but tonight, after seeing what Cat made for the challenge, I couldn't put it off any longer.

My first attempt was so bad I threw it away before I finished it. The paper I was using wasn't smooth enough, and I kept getting lines from the brayer. I used slicker paper for my second try:

No, I'm not particularly pleased with this. In fact, it's pretty awful. The only redeeming part is on the inside. It's a Tim Holtz stamp that says,
creativity is
allowing yourself
to make mistakes
art is knowing
which ones to keep

I'm thinking this is not really a keeper.

This one started out okay. I used a manila folder and distress inks to make this one, but I didn't see how much I got wrong until after I put it all together. The water spot (drip from when I cleaned my stamp afterward) the ink spots, and when I tried to straighten out my card in the scan, I realized how far off my horizon is.

Now that you've seen mine, you have to see Cat's. Keep in mind that this is a HUGE card - this is all that would fit in my scanner, 8 1/2 by 11, the base of the card being a raspberry file folder.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think Cat drew that wild octopus - it looks like her style. Isn't this a hoot!?!

Juliet Arrighi


Shar B said...

Wonderful peices, Juliet!

Beach Cat ! said...

Oh my gosh, you outdid me by a mile. I am a good mimic but you are a creative artist and make it your own. I love your colors. I love your birds in the sky. And the 2nd one ... well, it is spectacular.

And yup ... I drew the silly octopus. I am better at silly than at art ...