Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gimme a Little Kiss ~ Alpha/Dictionary Challenge


The Craft Barn is running an alpha/dictionary challenge where they give us a new letter each fortnight and we chose a word in our dictionary to illustrate beginning with that letter. I was getting concerned that I would run out of time to play this fortnight (it's so much fun!) but I squeezed out a little pocket today. The letter this time is K and the word I chose is Kiss.


I decided to feature this Mo Manning image called Kisses...mainly because she makes me smile. I decided to colour her first and work out the background second. She's coloured with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut. I decided to go very girly on this one because Kisses asked me to.


The pages were prepped in the usual way: gesso on the pages I'm using and DecouPage to glue those pages to the ones before and after for strength. I scribbled three different pink Neocolor II crayons and one yellow one over the dictionary pages and spread the colour with a waterbrush. Picked Raspberry Distress ink was applied with an applicator tool over a flower stencil and a heart stencil from my stash. The hearts were then shaded with Prismacolor pencil and lined with a white paint pen and a black Micron. A border was stamped using a Fiskars Love Bug stamp and coloured in with Prisma colors. "Mwah" was stamped numerous times using black Archival ink and Hero Arts letters.


Washi tape was glued to the left page to give Kisses a place to stand and then bits were scattered over the two pages to move the eye around. The white MFT die cut piece is actually the reverse side of a border I didn't use the other day. Again it was cut in half (ish) and adhered to each page for continuity.


The letter K is a sticker from my stash and the words were printed on my trusty DYMO labeller. Before Kisses was adhered to the page a small doily was placed behind her for greater contrast and a little more texture. An internet image of a candy heart was printed and then altered with Picked Raspberry ink and a doodle pen before being popped up on foam tape.


To finish up, white gesso was pounced through punchinella using a scruffy old brush. Watery gesso was used to make rings with a lid to something or other. White lines were made with the same watered down gesso and an old gift card. Doodling was completed with a Pilot pen and a Micron and additional stamping was done with a checkerboard stamp. A little more gesso was brushed here and there onto the pages with my finger.


That's it for Kisses and me today. We appreciate your visit and always love reading your comments. I love that you are coming along on this creative journey with me. I'm off now to link up with The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary challenge and to finally have a look-see at what the others have created this time. The suspense has been torture :)

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

15 comments:

carolfromkiwiland said...

Hi Bonnie, if this is what you can do when you squeeze in a little time I hate to think what would happen with a lot of time.lol.Amazing all the details and everything comes together perfectly.Well done.

Beverly G said...

Haven't commented for some time, but I keep an eye on you. Looks like you're still creating fabulous art.

Annie said...

Purely delightfully sweet pages! Pink pages packed with details! It's so fun to look at your alpha challenge words.

Dawn said...

Awe what a beautiful, detailed page Bonnie, looks like you had a lot of fun playing with this one. I love all the little details, perfectly done.
Thank-you for your lovely visit too.
Huge hugs x

Sandy said...

Hey Cutie! Bonnie your pages are delightful - so well done and cute - OMG I love that sweet Miss all puckered up!! Bright, happy and well done!!
Sandy

Tracy said...

hee hee How fun! She's such a sweet character and you've created the perfect landscape for her. Hugs!

butterfly said...

What a brilliant word choice, and such a fun, frothy, delicious interpretation! Love your cutie-pie by Mo, and the gorgeous painty inky layers - fab!
Alison x

Sylv said...

Amazing kiss pages , love the cute image and fab background colours and details.

Sylv xx

ParkNSlide said...

All puckered up and so pretty in pink---you have done the letter "K" and the word "Kisses" proud.

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh what fabulous kissy pages..loving the painty inky colours and fab details! :)

Frea Konings said...

Ho Bonnie, wow I just love these happy kissing pages! Great depiction of your word! Made me smile. Hugs Frea

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Bonnie, such lovely pages, so many gorgeous details and such a fun project too. Love your mwah mwahs! MMx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Very cute! Love all the details and the very girlie colour!

coco said...

Fab work, and so cute !!! Coco x

The Craft Barn said...

Bonnie, this is soooo cute. Great job once again
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy