This is for today's Inspiration Challenge, #218, the gallery of an artist named Erte'. Wow, what an amazing gallery! I chose this piece, a bronze sculpture called *Le Danseur* (The Dancer) as my inspiration. (You need to copy/paste the entire link)
I made this into a piece to be framed instead of a card, since I figured my son would be more likely to keep it than *just a card!* He was very worried about 2 major exams in medical school, but he took them and aced them (Yay David!) and I am so proud of him. The sentiment reads, simply, *You Did It!* (Doesn't show up in the scan, but is stamped under the dancer in gold ink.)
The dancer (Yeah, that's me, whoopin' and hollerin'! LOL!) is an unknown UM; the BG is a monoprint done direct to a blank piece of rubber. The edges were punched with the SU Step corner punch, sides removed. I used strips of DP to give it *movement*, added just a tiny bit of bling, and there it is! It measures 6 1/2 by 7 inches.
I'm tickled with how this came out. Thanks for looking, and I hope you like it too!
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010 GMT Views: 595
Registered: March 29, 2005 Location: Nevada Posts: 11675
Sat, Feb 06, 2010 @ 11:52 AM
I can see why you are so proud of your son....."you did it" was perfect! And this is amazing with that awesome bg and silhouette...the border and corner punches and dp....in a word...this is gorgeous!!
Registered: July 1, 2007 Location: small town near montreal, quebec Posts: 26715
Sat, Feb 06, 2010 @ 12:24 PM
Beautiful Maddy! I love that you made this in a gifted frame for your son. Congrats to him too! Must be such a relief for him and imagine the surprise and joy of recieving such a gem from his MAMA! Awww, you got me all teary now. Love this take on "Le Danseur" great background. TFS