Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Green Paper March Challenge

This month's Green Paper challenge was these three images.

As always, you had to use at least part of all three in some sort of art. I went digital this time, and if any seasoned Photoshop people are reading this, please don't laugh cause my border is pretty hack.

Took me quite a while to figure out something to do with these three totally unrelated images. Which, of course, is why it's called a Challenge!

I cropped the French holy card so that I could use its 2-sided border to make a complete frame for the ice skating lady. Took me a fair amount of fiddling, and it's far from perfect, but my mad Photoshop skilz aren't stout enough yet to seamlessly pull off something like this.

But... it's not glaringly awful and the overall look is what I was going for.

I filtered the b/w lady to sepia so that she'd relate better to the colorful border. I matted the bank letterhead on a black rectangle to separate it from the pale background. Played around with advertising slogans for a while and ended up with what you see.


  1. Fun idea to turn her into an ad! Great composition!

  2. Such a neat idea to make an ad with it. Looks great!

  3. Whoa ! I'm so admired at you for the use in digital. I'm not fond at it.
    I love how your make the frame.

  4. Great idea to complete the frame. Love the ad !

  5. Love the frame & the change of colour, as for the slogan ... brilliant!