Birds & Words

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Video Inspiration - God Only Knows

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.