21 July 2011

An ARTastic July ...

Octoroon Girl by Archibald Motley

ARTastic has a rather interesting painting as inspiration this month.  I can't say I'm totally taken with it and if truth be known monochromatic colour schemes are my least favourite of all the variations so I struggled a bit with this one - in fact I did a couple of renditions before I settled on this one.



The added criteria also gave me some grief as I am so not a fan of maroon, in fact I have so little of it in my scrappy stash I eventually decided to do this layout as a digital version as I had more colour scope available to me.

1. A Color or Black and White pic of yourself = 1pt
2. Shades of Red and Maroon colors (Monochromatic) = 2pts
3. Include a hat or gloves somewhere on the layout = 3pts

Still I have done it and I'm reasonably happy with how it turned out.  The baby is me at a few months of age and since I'm wearing a bonnet which, I guess is a babies version of a hat, I hope I have covered all criteria.

8 comments:

Sarah Rogers said...

I am glad that you took on this challenge Jane, I think you have done a great job fitting all the diva demands onto your page and creating a wonderful page of your you as a baby

Michelle said...

I think you have a done a great job with the challenge this month Jane. I just love those old photos! Well done!
Michelle :) xx

RobinJ said...

Lovely LO, Jane. Love the PP choice and the great pictures. Thanks for playing along at ARTastic!
xxx-RobinJ

Kathie said...

Hello Miss Janey....been far to long between visits from me....
I truly love your gorgeous artastic challenge LO....Amazing....I really love reds in scrapping and love how you have used the photos on your page as well....
Thanks for sharing
Love Kathie
xoxo

DebiJ said...

Well for a non-liker of maroon & mono Jane, you have given this challenge a wonderful whirl....this is a gorgeous LO!
What lovely photos, they are so precious & your embellies & page are spot on. Thanks for joining us at ARTastic!

Lynnda Hosni said...

You did well on the challenge...lovely photos... Just gorgeous... thank you so much for along with US over at ARTastic... hugs...xoxo

amanda73 said...

im loving this, esp considering it had not very liked criteria for you.....i love the end result, well done and thanks for playing along

Cecelia said...

Hello there;0) I think your LO turned out beautifully! I have a hard time with monochramatic colors as well and found this challenge to be challenging...lol You should be happy with this because it is great! I love to look at old phots;0) I have some when I was baby, not b&w, but still super cute. Thank you for joining us over at ARTastic!

Hugs xx
Cecelia B