Sunday, 24 April 2016

Work of Art - Tribute to Prince



Hello. I thought I would share this card I made as a tribute to Prince. It's so sad to hear the news of his passing, it doesn't seem real, but he will live on in his music. It's a great loss to the music industry and he'll be greatly missed. This card has been influenced by his album Purple Rain one of my favourite albums. In his iconic purple colour, I have used Elegant Eggplant for the card stock. 

I have used the black and white portrait photo below and replicated it as a pencil drawing with watercolour using basic black archival ink. The sentiment is from Work of Art stamp set as he truly was and will always be a fabulous work of art. I have used the Birthday Bouquet DSP to follow on from the Purple Rain album art. Sadly this DSP has been retired but any floral patterned paper could be used or even stamped floral images.












Inside the card, I have replicated the above photo as a pencil drawing and lightly watercoloured it in basic black archival ink. The flower is from Butterfly Basics stamp set and have only watercoloured the petals in purple (elegant eggplant) to keep that nostalgic feel. The purple splash is from Work of Art and has been watercoloured in. His name has been die cut out using the Little Letters Thinlits dies and have outlined it in white using uni-ball Signo gel pen. A strip of the same floral pattern from Birthday Bouquet DSP is on the bottom.






 

Prince is one a kind and just love his music and artistry. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. 

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again next time. :) 



Products Used:

• Work Of Art Clear-Mount Stamp Set • 134114
• Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set • 137154
• Elegant Eggplant A4 Cardstock • 108614
• Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink Refill • 140928
• Jet Black Stazon Pad • 101406
• Arches Watercolor Paper Cold Pressed




8 comments:

  1. Wow, that's amazing! You're a great painter too!

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    1. Thank you so much Evy. Just love watercoloring and the loose free style almost like drawing. :)

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  2. Awesome tribute Juan, and some fabulous talent there also x

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    1. Thank you so much Kim. Paying homage to his artistry - just love his looks. :)

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  3. Wow! Stunning. I grew up with Prince and his music, so his death hit me hard. Your work is amazing. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much Irene, I appreciate your lovely compliments. It's a sad loss but we'll remember him through his amazing talent and music forever.

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  4. Omg Juan, I too absolutley adore Prince. This post and your card brought tears to my eyes. Your work is absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing xx

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