Monday, August 12, 2013
Don't Get Your Twine in a Tangle
That's the theme for this week's challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. It's such a fun title..it makes me laugh, like "Don't get your knickers in a knot" does. Anyway, we want to see you using that twinestring on your project and the more innovative way(s) the better. We are sponsored this week by Sweet Stamps but were free to choose an image from any source we wanted so, of course, I chose Mo Manning. I am smitten with her little fairies (OK, with everything she designs) and was excited to be able to play with Baby Fairy Butterfly. I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils, cutting out the image with a rounded square die. The edges were inked with Forest Moss Distress ink using an applicator tool to keep it soft and blended. Twine was rolled into coils and mounted onto foam dots. The dots were placed at the ends of her antennae and the loose twine was adhered to the antennae lines on Mo's drawing. Large flat pearls were placed over the coils to emphasize the ends.
The background was constructed from a mix of papers on top of a white card base. The green paper with the glossy raised dots is from DCWV's Collage Musings stack. The gold checked and plain papers are from MME's Lost & Found Sunshine stack,. All layers, including the image, were matted with black cardstock for contrast and to emphasize the various shapes and overlapping. To embellish the card, three tiny black buttons were threaded with white and adhered to the straight end of the flag. A larger black button was threaded with the baker's twine and backed with a black fabric flower and a white mulberry flower. A short piece of scalloped border left from another project was added to the top right corner for balance and to complete the visual triangle, helping the eye move around the card.
Thank you so much for popping by and for all of your get well wishes...I do believe they are beginning to work. I'm starting to feel a little better each day and my mojo, which totally deserted me and did a walk-about, has sent me a postcard saying it will be back soon. One can only hope :) If you get a minute, pop by the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see what my talented teamies have created for the "Don't Get Your Twine in a Tangle" challenge. Their creativity inspires me. Maybe it'll do the same for you and you'll want to play along.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #32 Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time ~ #176 Use a Digi
The Squirrel and The Fox ~ #50 Whimsical
A Gem of A Challenge ~ #92 Summer
Delicious Doodles ~ #48 Butterflies
Life is good; so is art.