I so enjoyed meeting and being inspired by the participants in Creative Tuesdays a few weeks ago that I'm having another go at it this week. The good news is that I got my act together and really tried to follow the guidelines this time :-) This week's theme is Monogram.
I haven't created a monogram in a very long time. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I ever created one before so a big "thank you" goes to Michael of Creative Tuesdays for the inspiration!
I really had a great time with the black and white versions of these but I'm sure you won't be surprised to learn that after I got the design worked out I had a bit of fun with some color versions. (You'll see what I mean.)
This first piece is for my son, Sam. I included a sword in his monogram because he really loves them. He and the huz spend many weekend hours creating and dueling with wooden swords. (My knights in shining armor!)
Sam loves red so I added a little just for fun.
Then I really jazzed it up by trimming the monogram out of a scanned watercolor background. He'll love this one!
Just to prove I'm not joking about their hobby, check out this photo of Sam's favorite homemade sword. He and his dad spent an entire weekend on this one a few years ago.
I was on a roll, so I created a monogram for my daughter, too. Emily is an artsy girl so I came up with these swirly, art nouveau-y E's and S's. They are actually both created from the same basic swirl shape. I like the sense of movement created by the repeated "S" in the background.
Of course I had to splash this one with a little color, too!
Here's that scanned watercolor background again. This one's my fave! I think it gives the impression of looking through a stained glass window into a beautiful garden full of blooms.
I hope you'll check out the other entries for Creative Tuesdays. Some amazing artists participate in this bi-weekly co-op and their work this week is sure to inspire!
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