explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Monday, February 21, 2011

Doors and Faces


Sunday Postcard Art: Faces



Take a Word: Door.

I ended up (sort of) combining these two challenges: Sunday Postcard Art's theme of "Faces," and Take a Word's theme of "Door." Sometimes this just happens while I'm creating--the collage seems to want to go in a certain direction. I think I know what inspired the mood of this piece, though. I had just finished C.J. Sansom's medieval murder mystery Dissolution (excellent book), which took place in a creepy monastery.

The reason there are two versions of this piece shown here is that, as usual, while I was creating it, I forgot that Sunday Postcard Art requires a 4x6 size. Of course my design was much larger. So I cropped it, to form the smaller version you see above. I'm happy with both of them!

Image credits: rubyblossom, yndra (flickr creative commons), graphicsfairy, holliewood, finecrated designs, obsidian dawn.

17 comments:

Fiona Whitehead said...

Love the way you've combined both of these very clever

peggy gatto said...

Fabulous contrast and design!
Love the color too!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's cool, these colours are fantastic. Great collage.

Willy said...

Very creative and wonderful piece!

Rosie said...

It's so amazing. I love every detail on your card.

Christine said...

Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

It makes me think of the scary movies where the portraits on the wall have eye openings and villians stand behind the wall and spy...

joy said...

Love, love,love this postcard - and the larger version, too!

Janine said...

That really hits the eyes.
Great colour and great collage too.
Bravo
Hugs
Janine

Kat W said...

Love the blue used & the use of doors and faces opens the viewer's imagination to many possibilities. Fab!

Kat :-)

Judy said...

Stunning piece, Sherry, with a touch of 'spookiness!'

Audrey said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

Parvathy (Raji) said...

Beautiful..I love the turquoise color..

Yvonne said...

STUNNING postcard, Sherry!

indybev said...

Original and creative. I love the colors you chose, and the sort of surreal effect is a real winner!

Tania said...

those eyes sent shivers down my spine, love the colours!!!

Ozstuff said...

What a fantastic and original idea to "marry" the two themes and to come up with such a stunning picture. Great work, Sherry.