Sunday, August 7, 2016

Blackout Poetry Card

I've been playing around with making blackout poetry (I've got a few samples of my work posted to Instagram) and had a custom request to put one of my designs onto a card. So I'm just popping in quickly to share the result with you since I think it's pretty neat. 


If you're not familiar with blackout poetry, it's made by taking a page of a book and finding a "poem" or phrase within the page by blacking out the rest of the letters. 

This poem reads:
"She no longer grappled with the lessons set before her and she yielded to none"

I blacked out the woman's silhouette using a sharpie and the shimmery blue background was made with InkaGold. 

I'm going to link my card up to:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

28 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I absolutely love it!! I've never heard of blackout poetry but oh my, you do it perfectly!! Now I'm on a hunt to find pages to create poetry!! So creative!! What a gorgeous card this is!! I love the pretty blues, too!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. I've been really enjoying these on IG, Becca! And they turn into terrific cards, too. :)

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  3. Creative and artsy Becca, so YOU!!

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  4. I remember you had shared one project on the similar lines and was fabulous and this too looks amazing.

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  5. Loving your series of Blackout Poetry ...wonderfully made card! Looks like someone is using up the inka gold received! :) :)

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  6. Sensational Becca - love it! Great use of the Inks Gold, it must look so rich and opulanet IRL.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Wow!! Such a creative card!! I have never hear about blackout poetry, thanks so much for sharing this so clever idea!!!! And your card looks amazing with the silouette on scrpt paper and the fab background!! Love it!

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  8. This is so clever! I love the idea behind it and the poetry makes the card that much more beautiful.

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  9. This is really really really fabulous! Love the blue and the silhouette and I keep MEANING to have a go at blackout poetry but get distracted with other scrappy stuff, LOL!!!

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  10. Love this cool and graphic card Becca!!!

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  11. Its really Awesome gives meaning to the card n image on it beautifully !

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  12. This is quite cool! I love the blue background and the poetry saying.

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  13. it goes without saying that the sentiment is so touching and the choices you made to showcase it are perfect.

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  14. This is so COOL!! I love the silhouette you created and the poem you wrote. I need to try this technique.

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  15. I saw these in your IG feed, fabulous looking card.

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  16. Very cool. I'd seen this technique, but had never investigated the how-to of it; thanks for explaining! Your card is amazing. The bright blue against the black and white is gorgeous. That border really showcases the 'guts' of the card, too. Simply divine. Love the look of this. Bev

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  17. This is so interesting and unique. Thanks for explaining the concept - I had not heard of it. We're happy to see you at 613 Avenue Create.

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  18. Very clever and I love the look of this card :)

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  19. I had not been familiar with blackout poetry before, thanks for explaining. The result is awesome!

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  20. I've never heard of blackout poetry before but it's brilliant! Your card is beautiful and the poem is perfect.

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  21. So creative, Becca! This is a new technique to me! Your card is gorgeous! You always come up with something fabulous!

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  22. Interesting idea! Very nicely executed and the silhouette adds graphic drama to your project! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  23. such a great card! Love the mixed media style.
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  24. WOW this is an incredible piece of art!!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!!

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