e309thumbI’m entering another challenge.  Who’d ‘ave thunk it! It’s actually a form of creative procrastination since although I have several pieces in the pipeline on my digital drawing board, as it were, I’m not happy with any of them at the moment. See a sneak peek of one on the right!

The Photo Rehab Cover Makeover is run every week by Desley Jane of Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist and Lucile of Lucile de Goday. The idea is to re-imagine a new cover for a known work, whether a book, an album, or a movie, by adding your own photo and embellishments. For the latest challenge, we are asked to re-do a bar of chocolate – a particularly uninspiring packaging design as you can see!


I used a detail from one of my Christmas pieces which had been created using a photograph of a bowl of grapes to which I had added textures as well as leaves with Photoshop brushes. Since the original chocolate bar has the legend ‘Fair Trade, Fair Taste’, it seemed an appropriate detail of that image suggesting, as it does to me, the goodness of unadulterated food.

Original & vintage art © First Night Design [www.firstnightdesign.wordpress.com]

© Sarah Vernon

I took  as my lead the violet and teal hues of this detail to fashion the bands of colour containing the brand name and the type of chocolate. The lemon for the citrus taste is from The Graphics Fairy.

 Click here for instructions if you would like to take part in future challenges.

I suspect that since my adaptation is not obviously photographic, even though it was a photograph originally, it might not qualify for the challenge. But never mind!

Take care and keep laughing!