Here's the thing: I think Linda Ledbetter deserves the Oscar for the Most Original Challenge Theme. Ever. Just amazing!! The music video she has chosen for us as a launching point for art is so richly imaginative and visually stimulating! You can go a thousand different ways with this. It would be easy to do several projects from this one, brilliant idea and none of them would look the same! I got caught up right away in the opening vignette and it stuck with me through the whole song. It could be because I sort of have a thing for unique lamps and I've got a dozen mismatched lamps all over my house.
I did a tag this time. Pretty simple project but I guess I focused more on composition than technique. The tag is just covered with blended Distress Inks, Crackle Embossing Paste, and bits of Tissue Wrap.
I "discovered myself" by discovering that I didn't have any lamp stamps! At least I couldn't find any and so I just drew some simple lamps. This hanging lamp is cut out of Wallflower Vellum. I adhered at the sides of the lamp shade and left popped out a little in the middle. The shade is hanging from a die cut flourish.
This shade is a bit of Tissue Wrap glued to card stock, and watercolored with Distress Ink. Touches of Liquid Pearls on the lamp base and a little mini ball chain for a pull.
Tim Holtz rub ons give me my message. I thought these phrases linked together nicely and that they sort of capsulized the song "God Only Knows", as well.
Here's the actual lamp in our house and the one I drew. I'd love to be able to draw!! I think I'll keep trying and maybe someday will have enough time to really improve. ;-)
Want to try your hand at this one? Watch the video several times and then leave it and think a bit. See what images stay with you. Or maybe something will speak to you immediately, like it did with me. You can see the challenge here.