Wednesday, 2 November 2011

DT at ARTastic!!!

I have some great, great news!!! I have been asked to be part of the DT at ARTastic! It’s a dream come true for me as I LOVE ARTastic’s challenges! It’s actually the first challenge site I played along with (and I have joined in every month since then).
This is my first layout as a DT:
The challenge is to get inspired by the painting Bacchus by Caravaggio. To get some extra bonus points you should also try to work the following into your page:
1. Fruit or grapes on your page = 1pt
2. Wine glass and/or bottle on your page = 2pts
3. A bow = 3pts
As I couldn’t find any grapes or fruits that I liked I decided to make my own. I draw them by hand, cut them out of patterned papers and used some Distress Ink to make a 3 D effect. The grapes are made using Paper Piecing technique.

I hope you like my take on the challenge! And I hope you pop over at ARTastic to look at the other DT-girls awesome work!!! And when you are there – look at all the goodies you can win! I would love to see you play along and to have the opportunity to vote for you!!! ;)
Thank you SO much for visiting my blog and for leaving all those lovely comments!!!

I wanted to capture the feeling and the colors on the painting and used Glimmer Mists in dark brown, dark green and dark purple on the background. I also used some black Distress Ink on a mask from Pink Paislee. The white doily is representing the fabric on the painting. As the pictures are taken in a cottage in the countryside and not in a “Baccus milieu” I added some tree patterned paper as photo mats and some deer.
Here’s some close-ups:


  1. Oh this is gorgeous! What a cool challenge! :D

  2. Oh and BTW - CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D :D :D

  3. Wow Big Congrats Helene on the DT gig. And this layout is great, fantastic representation of the painting and your handmade fruit is fab. Well done! x

  4. WooooooHooooooo!
    CONGRATS on the DT Spot Helene......
    Love how you created your own grapes!! They look FANTASTIC!!!!
    A WONDERFUL Layout....

  5. Congrats again on the DT's position. ARTastic is one of my fav challenge blogs, and I believe this is the blog I got to "know" your first :).
    Very creative with the grapes!


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