Tuesday, 19 July 2011

In the Style of Piet Mondrian

Some days things just fall into place, and after an extra dull day yesterday finding these two challenge's gave me the opportunity to do something I've been thinking of for a while.

The first Challenge, Daring Cardmakers, sends us on a journey of inspiration using Pinterest to find our muse.   It's an interesting place full of inspiration boards put together by various people.   While browsing came across images inspired by Piet Mondrian.    His clean geometrical blocks of colour, most notable in primary colours, are very attractive and for a while now it has been in my mind to make a card in this style.

Thinking about colours reminded me of this week's Play Date Cafe colour challenge with glorious juicy colours.   The colours they list are Orangesicle, Fuchsia, and Eggplant.  Went rummaging in my Pro Markers box for suitable replacements and used Orange, Aubergine and Pink Carnation over Orchid. Hope these are acceptable replacements.

I am sharing this with
Crafty Cardmakers   -   One Layer Card
Make it Monday   -   Always anything goes


  1. I love the design and colors too. Pinterest has so neat stuff. Hugs, Kim

  2. Beautiful card, I love Mondrian's paintings, too!
    Hugs, Valerie

  3. This is super because it has to be neat and clean and this card is exceptional. well done.
    Hugs Joanne xxx

  4. Brilliant Zoe, love the Mondrian style and the play Date Cafe colours. Both combined to make a fab work of art.
    Have a great day.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  5. Glad that your browsing on Pinterest led you to making your Piet Mondrian inspired card. A lovely clean and simple design with an eyecatching colour combination. Thank you for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers' Pinterest Challenge this week.

  6. Stunning creation!
    Just perfect for our wee One Layer Challenge! So unusual and lovely!
    Thanks for playing along with Crafty Cardmakers!
    Hugs Melly xxx

    Ps I have CANDY!!! xxx

  7. A mini work of art! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  8. I really love this ZOe. Very different for you and totally gorgeous. Looking at what you've been creating I also love the little steam punk box in green from a few days ago. All you art is fab of course. But these two are my favs.

  9. Great CAS card - the colours are fab. Glad you had a nice time browsing Pinterest - there's definitely lots to see and find there eh? :o)
    Thanks for joining in with this week's DCM dare!

  10. I wasn't too sure about this but the more I looked at it the more I liked it :-D Gorgeous colours and extremely neat my lovely xxx

  11. A fabulous entry. This style on cards is new to me, might fancy giving it a try myself. Thanks for joining us at CCM challenges. Caz

  12. This is gerat Zoe, I love the colours and the C&S one layer style

    Hugs Jackie x

  13. What a gorgeous, clean, graphic card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  14. There is no end to your talent ! Another fab piece very bold, dynamic and totally fab.


  15. Great use of the colours in your striking, clean design. Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

  16. I really like Mondrian too- years ago I made a card for the daring Cardmakers Using his work as my inspiration too. I love your card and those colours are so soft and subtle - lovely!

  17. Great card and inspiration. Thanks for sharing with us at The Daring Cardmakers this week!

  18. Lovely card and a great idea to use Mondrian as inspiration. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  19. Gosh, this is so lovely - what wonderful colours! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x


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