Happy Mother's Day! We celebrated with my mom at her favourite restaurant...yum!
When I got home, I had some time to play so I finished my entry for the Art With No Boundaries Bonus Round Challenge which is Fit To Be Tied. I just bought the CS Designs Spirelli Templates Manual Kit the other day, having seen the beautiful ways the DT used it. This challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity to play with it, and play I did. There are lots of template shapes to choose from but I finally decided on the diamond one. Here is how it turned out.
First I coloured the CS Designs Celestial Goddess Montage Square digi stamp with my Prismacolor pencils and a little OMS to blend. Then I mounted it on black cardstock and popped it up on dimensionals. For the background, I embossed black cardstock, mounted it on copper cardstock and dry-brushed the embossing with Irridescent Rich Copper acrylic paint to emphasize the swirls.
Then I cut more of the metallic copper cardstock into the fancy diamond shape using the spirelli template. In my stash, I lucked out and found some copper metallic embroidery floss so I wrapped my cutout in a very simple design... The spirelli diamond is also popped up on foam for dimension. I added some copper glitter from Stamp N Plus to a piece of cardstock to create a band behind this gorgeous design and, of course, had to add some bling to her headband.
I love how the spirelli diamond frames her so regally. It seems to match her expression. What do you think? Is she "Fit To Be Tied?"
Thanks for visiting. Life is good; so is art!