Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nouveau Art - Some Odd Girl Photo Inspiration

Hi ya everyone!  Today we have a new challenge at Some Odd Girl Challenge Blog.  The below photo is to be used for inspiration and the artwork is by Alphonse Mucha called The Thisle from the Sands. Please click on the image for the source of the picture.
Kristy has created a beautiful line of Nouveau inspired clear stamps that can be found HERE.  I thought this was going to be a bit more challenging at first.  I knew I wanted to use the new Nouveau Girl - Believe.  I also knew that golds, reds and warm tones would be my Copics of choice.  But what element did I want to enhance?  I chose the spirals just to the left and right bottom of the image of the woman in the artwork.  I'm not sure why this stuck in my head but it did.
I chose some paper that I had in my stash that was black and had some swirly circles in it.  Then I repeated this pattern with my twine.  I really enjoyed coloring and creating this card.  The golds and reds seem to have a natural flow.  Join us for our photo inspiration challenge and CHALLENGE yourself!!


  1. Awesome card. I love the rich gold tones in this and then the twine swirl is awesome. TFS

  2. This is amazing, girly! I so adore the Art Nouveau style. xxD

  3. Wow! It's just amazing to me how you can take something that is so cute and make it so elegant! There aren't very many times that you see something that "We as crafters" do that would ever impress someone who considers themselves a "Real Artist"... like we are all cheating or something... this could be given to every single snooty artist that I know and they would be so impressed with it! Seriously, it's a whole new level of paper crafting!