Thursday, May 9, 2013

Art Impressions Challenge - "Theory of Negativity"

This week's Art Impressions Blog challenge is "Theory of Negativity." 

 Ai is asking you to turn your negative pieces into positive artwork! Their "Theory of Negativity" (very scientific ☺) is defined as using the negative space from die cuts or punches. Take the remnants from your 'empty' shapes and add them to your creations or use the pieces as stencils for a new project! Each project needs to have an empty piece shown on the project or a picture of how you used the negative space. 

For my interpretation of the challenge, I started with the base card. I cut the cardstock for an A2 size base and drew a pencil line to mark the fold. Next, I used a die cut to randomly cut out stars in the sky.

I masked off a horizon line,  and also at the edge that marked my fold line. I airbrushed in a rich nighttime blue sky. I moved the mask above the horizon line and airbrushed in the grass.

 I stamped the cottage from the Cottage TF (Sku#4202) set, masked it and stamped more trees on each side. TIP: I used a stamp postioner to place the extra trees just where I wanted.

 I added some blades of grass with Teeny Tiny Grass (Sku#AAA1374).  I added random white dots with a gel pen to create many more stars way off in the distance. Some of them smeared a little - those are the shooting stars. :o) hehehe. I colored in the little cottage, cut it out, trimmed the edge with a black marker and adhered it over the background.   I stamped the little cute sentiment from the set and also edged it with a black marker.

On the inside added another image from the set. NOTE: I stamped it off twice to make it subtle.

Please pop over to the Art Impressions challenge for this week to see a bunch of inspirational  "Theory of Negativity" ideas!  You can enter for a chance to win a coupon!!

Thanks for visiting!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Mary Ann said...

very pretty card!Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

What a cool challenge. Your stars look awesome with your homey scene :) The inside of your card is so cute too!