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Monday, 12 September 2011

Vandalism or Art!

Graffiti is a very touchy subject for most people, some is pure vandalism, while other pieces are seen as modern art using the world as a canvas.
Whatever your personal experience, there is no denying Street Art is now a recognisable "style", and can be very attention grabbing.
At The Butterfly Effect this week they have suggested Street Art as an inspiration point...
so here's my simplistic take on it.
I used a rose making template, and mica spritzer sprays to create the spray paint effect background(hard to see because of the shine), then drew over with black pen.
I coloured the rose and it's leaves with sakura souffle pens (fluorescent pink/orange/yellow/green), then edged the lettering with a silver pen. These sakura pens give a lovely opaque matt finish, and contrast beautifully with the sparkly mica splatter effect :D

I would like to enter this piece for the following challenges; (grief! it seems ages since I last typed that phrase!)


  1. Oh my goodness, this is stunning, love love love the pastel colours in this street art style piece. You are such an inspiration to me
    have a fantastic day my lovely friend
    hugs June xxxxx

  2. Gorgeous work Gina, love the spritzing and your images are wonderful. I think like everything graffiti has it's place and that isn't one someone else's property unless they give permission. I like the man who goes around graffiti-ing on dirty walls. No chemicals used just water and elbow grease. I once saw an interview with him and he said a Council once tried to get him sectioned because they couldn't get him on anything else. (Yus m'Lord we want to charge him with cleaning our city!! wouldn't go down well would it! )

  3. wtf? where did my comment go?

    everytime i enlarge a photo my comment goes *poof*


    now i was Saying that i loved your flower power. but blogger ate all of my important words.


  4. Delicious and delicate your picture, yes, the graffiti can also be. I consider it as a form of expression, sometimes quite subversive.

  5. Gorgeous project!! Thank you for joining us at ACB this week

  6. Very pretty project - love the mica sprayed background.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  7. That's a beautiful piece, great colors.

  8. Such a beautiful project. Thank you for playing along with DYSU challenge. Tenny.

  9. Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Texture Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


  10. Gorgeous creation Gina, love this street art style!
    Thanks for entering our Flowers and Swirls challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  11. Very pretty, I love the shimmery background! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  12. Great card
    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my Flowers and swirls challenge!
    Good luck and I hope to see you again
    Hugs, Jill