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CHALLENGE 28 - VIDEO INSPIRATION (LADY GAGA)
Time for a walk on the wild side and a bit of fun at Crafty Cardmakers! I'm often asked as I'm sure a lot of you are "Where do you get inspiration?" Well a source I use often is Music & Video - they can spark off a lot of ideas when the mojo has taken a hike! I haven't seen a video inspiration challenge before and we do like to try new things here so I've chosen Lady Gaga's Bad Romance video plus its been viewed over 250 millon times on you tube so can't be that bad! I've given you some help along the way too!
The challenge is to base your creation on things you pick out from the video (or the still photos here) The video can be found here on You Tube (There is a copy of it posted further up here too). It could be a colour choice, shoes, fashion, lyrics, metallics, lots there so be creative.
When I watched the video and saw shoes I immediately thought of Susie Sugar at Die Cut Dreams with her gorgeous shoe die cuts. She's a great sport and is sponsoring us with a fabulous prize of approx £10 worth of die cuts, photo below shows a selection of them. Thank You Susie!
"Hi, my name is Susie. I'm in my early 40's, Mum to 2 lovely teenage sons Reid & Woody and wife to my best friend Garry. I have been crafting since 2005 when the bug bit me. I now run my own design die cut business called Die Cut Dreams ( http://www.diecutdreams.com/ ). I love most types of paper crafting, and often wonder what I did with all my time before I started crafting and blogging ...... There just isn't enough hours in the day as I'm totally addicted to all things crafty and couldn't imagine life without craft and my blog"
A still from the video showing shoes!
Vicki Garrett designer for Kraftin Kimmie stamps has also let me borrow one of her fab creations using one of the Drucilla stamps which when I saw Lady Gaga's hair I immediately thought of this stamp range.
And over to our regular team to strut their stuff, thanks girls what a fab job you did!
I focused on the red part of the video too but also drew inspiration from the bit where she seems to be auctioned off, hence the chain in my image. Again I used a KennyK digistamp as they are edgy like Lady G herself. I coloured it with a combination of promarkers, prismas, and digitally! Couldn't get the shade of red I wanted with either of the others so I reprinted the stamp with the skirt already coloured on the pc, but the rest I coloured myself. I knew there was a reason I hated red, so difficult to match colours. The red punched part represents the mesh on her silver outfit. Didn't even try to colour it in with all silver! BPs from my stash, shrink plastic corset, swirls courtesy of Marianne Creatables.
For this challenge I picked out the black and diamonds and kept being drawn to the Red Hearts stamp by sweet pea. I've applied glitter around the papers and image, her glove and wings with lots of sparkly sticky gems and some tiny nail gems on her bodice and bracelet. I gave the card a final spray of dazzling diamonds glimmer mist.
I liked the bit where she was looking in the mirror, so I've used a silver metal frame with a face, stamped in Brilliance Starlite Silver on glossy card. The Harlequin background (diamonds) is embossed in silver and white glitter Embossing powder and the silver mesh is attached by brads (more diamonds) and double sided tape, behind the frame. The background and word are layered on silver mirror card.
There are so many themes and images in the Bad Romance video it was hard to choose !I have made a card inspired by the red and white lace costumes and lots of bling. I have decoupaged a stamped image, coloured it in with my Promarkers and use die cutting and embossing for texture and made a cute little flower with some lace. Details of all items used are on my blog
What a great video, I got so many ideas from this. I decided to go with White and Silver for my card cos they are favourites of mine. And of course I had to have a bit of bling! The word at the side represents the theme of the song and the crown on the top I got from those lovely crowns the dancers were wearing. I would have liked to have used PVC but didn't have any so tripple-embossed the letters instead. Full details of what I used are on my blog.
Some still pictures for you!
Red & Lace
Castles!! How about Lavinia stamps or Tildas castle?