Monday, February 15, 2016

Fabulous ~ The East Wind Challenge #49 Inspiration Project

Hi there! There is a brand new challenge beginning today at The East Wind blog. The theme for Challenge #49 is All Dressed Up which is something I rarely do any more. But there is absolutely no reason why I can't enjoy the experience vicariously through one of Unky's wonderful images :) I was browsing through The East Wind shop looking for an image which I wanted to use for my DT project when I spotted this image I never really noticed before. She is called Date Evening and is one of Unky's earlier images. I love her!

I coloured her with my usual mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and then fussy cut her leaving a narrow white border. The image was then matted with black cardstock which gives it strength and helps it stand out from the background. It does mean extra fussy cutting but I really like the effect. Foam tape was added to the back of the image to add dimension and create a shadow around her.

The 6 x 8 inch mixed media paper background was spritzed with Cocklebells Coral, Marigold Yellow Orange, and Autumn Maple Crimson Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays. I love the shimmer from the mica in these sprays. Once dry, texture was created by stamping with Joggles Nonsense Latin Text stamp and Orange Blossom Archival ink. The same ink was applied through Tim Holtz's Arrows Layering Stencil to create the arrows going vertically and horizontally in the background. Black pen was used to outline them so they were more visible. Three hearts were die cut twice each; once from music paper or copper metallic cardstock, and a second time from black cardstock to create a shadow effect. The music ones were also doodled on and all three were outlined with black pen.

The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock and matted with black. When it was adhered to the background, lengths of crocheted trim were tucked in behind the two sections. An arrow sticker was added to the layering and doodled around to make it stand out. To give the lovely image a place to stand, two pieces of black and white washi tape were added as ground. To tie the blue from her dress to the background, three blue rhinestones were added to the arrow in the top left corner. A simple border was drawn around the outside edge before black Big Brush Pen was used to edge the piece. Finally, a black mat was added to the page to frame it.

Thanks for stopping by today. To see what my talented and creative teammates have come up with for this challenge, be sure to pop by The East Wind blog. We can't wait to see what you create as well.

Life is good; so is art.

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