Sunday, June 14, 2020

It is a Wonderful Life


 

Gold shine paper, alcohol inks, holly stamp, gold embossing powder, saying stamp, bronze dye ink and clear embossing powder, markers, dark red stickles, wink of Stella clear glitter brush 

ABC Christmas- L is for Love and M is for Movies
Sparkles Monthly-Use a real stamp

I love Al Hirschfeld and always dreamed of being drawn by him. He was a great artist that depicted many actors, films, theatre and TV in his almost 100 years on this earth before passing away. So when I saw the challenge of love and movies, I was hoping I would find  his take on my favourite film, “It’s A Wonderful Life. I found it on the computer and then drew it by looking at his drawing. I don’t do it justice but I am still happy with the result and found this film shows one of the most romantic and sexy moments in Jimmy Stewart’s film career, you wouldn’t think so but it is. After drawing it, I coloured it with markers and used pastels to created the background and added some musical notes since they did sing “Buffalo Bill, won’t you come out tonight.” I stamped the holly stamp in gold and embossed it in gold powder. I coloured it with markers and fussy cut it out before I cut it to make the edges. I took a gold glossy cardstock and used a couple of alcohol inks to create the marble look before adhering it to the red paper. I layered everything and used pop up dots for the holly. I finished it off with the saying, added the stickles for the red berries and the wink of Stella to create a subtle sparkle on the leaves. With everything going on, we forget that we really do have a wonderful life.

Here is his caricature of what I drew from. I thought it would be nice to add this.


15 comments:

  1. Hi, Birgit!

    You do indeed have the Cutest Blog on the Block, dear friend, and this card you created, inspired by celebrity caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, is one of the coolest ever! It's quite an artistic achievement on your part, hand drawing a copy of the Hirschfield original. It is indeed A Wonderful Life when we can spread a little joy and sunshine into the lives of others as you have with this delightful greeting card.

    Have a great week, dear friend BB!

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  2. I think you did a fine job with the drawing.

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  3. I think you did great with the drawing!!!

    betty

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  4. I'm not much for the theater, but every play I've been to had a Hirschfeld on the cover of *Playbill*. His art is iconic, like that of Saul Bass.

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  5. It came out really cute. A perfect card for a fan of the film.

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  6. A great drawing - and fabulous that you could combine both our challenge themes in one card. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda DT

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  7. Hi Birgit, your card is fabulous, and you did a good job of replicating the drawing and turning it into a lovely Christmas card. It's a film I love, Kate x

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  8. Birgit,

    You're a woman of many talents! Great job caricature sketch of Jimmy Stewart & Donna Reed. I like artists who can capture people with this fun style drawing. I'd like to learn how to do this someday. This is going to be a great Christmas card in your Esty shop!:)

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  9. I love your colorful version. It's much more fun than the black and white. You did great, Birgit. It IS (sometimes) a wonderful life.

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  10. Great job! A definite thumbs up.

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  11. Oh my goodness! What a wonderful work of art. I'm so impressed with your drawing. Great job of turning it into a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.

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  12. Yours turned out great indeed

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  13. I loved the work . Great blog
    Much love ♡

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