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Old 02-05-2010, 06:40 PM   #1
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Arrow IC218 ~ Erté {02-06-10}

Inspiration Challenge 218 ~ Erté

Peggy (marilynprestonn) received a gorgeous card from her niece Aja featuring a beautiful piece by the artist Erté. She thought his art would be a great Inspiration Challenge, and I agree.

The Russian-born painter Romain de Tirtoff, who called himself Erté after the French pronunciation of his initials, was one of the foremost fashion and stage designers of the early twentieth century. I loved this quote of his, “"A resourceful woman who is almost downright plain can achieve the reputation of a beauty simply by announcing to everybody she meets that she is one." Erté captured the beauty of women in his art.

For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many choices, I have uploaded three of my favorites … so just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration. For the rest of you, remember to link us up to the item from Echo that inspired you.

Use the keyword: IC218 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

Peggy's sample ~ Riviera Lady

My sample ~ Live Out Loud


IC218 Gallery

How to Play ~ View the attached images. You may be inspired to recreate the pieces ~ but that isn't necessary ... get your inspiration from the colors, layout, style or 'theme'. Just enjoy wherever your inspired creative journey takes you. Remember, if you are inspired by the creation of another artist, please do not use print-outs of the art in your creation or directly copy their work. Make the inspiration piece your own. Don't worry ~ no card is 'wrong' and there is no time limit for uploading your card for the challenge. There are no rules, so let your creative juices run wild ~ be *inspired* and go get stamping!

Don't forget about No Upload Sunday - Let's give the gallery moderators a day off and not upload on Sunday (unless, of course, you are a Fan Club member - yet another reason to spend a little money on your favorite site). Also, remember to link to your SCS gallery on this thread. Thank you for joining me on this inspiration journey.

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