Well, I'm not at all sure that what I did was "art" and I sure son't know if it made me smile, but ti sure did make me nostalgic for the days when the Beach Boys were "the Thing!". The piece that really stuck with me, days after viewing the video, was the final scene with the feather and the window... and so I set about creating my interpretation of that image on a card. Naturally, I didn't have all the tools I would have liked but I came up with some that I think came pretty close.
First of all, the final image is of the piano player but I didn't have an image of a piano so... I went with a beach scene. After all, it WAS the BEACH boys, right? I stamped and watercolored a beach scene on a scrap of card from a die cut used in another project.
I didn't have a window like the one in the video but I did have a dies for a church window ("God" only knows?): the frame and the mullions. I die cut two of the frame and one of the mullions from white card that I had run through my Xyron sticker maker, sandwiched them and then fit them over the watercolored image:
Products used in the making of this card were:
- Stamps: Sheen (by Sheena Douglas Designs) "Falling Feathers" (SD-SS-FEA-E2); Inkadinkado Fine Line Classics D-2351
- Dies: Poppystamps Inc. "Grand Gothic Window" (845) and "Grand Gothic Luminary" (856); Simon Says Stamps "Jingle Snowflakes"
- Inks: Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink "Smoke"; Inktense Pencisl "Madder Brown " (1920), "Sea Blue" (1200), "Sun Yellow" (0200), "Baked Earth" (1800), "Teal Green" (1300), "Poppy Read" (0400); Distress Ikn "Mermaid Lagoon"; Archival "Jet Black"; Pigma Micron 05 "black"
- Papers: Stampin' Up! "Shimmering White", Hot Off The Press Scrappers Paper Pizazz (1-56231-992-2)scraps of white and metallic blue
- Adhesives: Xyron 500 Sticker Maker; Viva Las Vegas "Miracle Tape"; Ranger Collage Glue Stick
- Special tools: Fine and Borad water brushes, Mini-Mister