Sunday, January 25, 2015

Gimme a Little Kiss ~ RSD Showcase

Hi there! Once a month, Rick St. Dennis sets a challenge for the EDT and those who participate historically have posted their projects on the Sparkle and Glitter blog. This time, we are posting on both the SNG blog and on the Airless Chambers blog. A little light...a little dark...and a whole lot of challenge! Our theme this month is Valentine's Day but the twist is that we cannot use traditional colours like pink, purple, and red. Yikes! Those are my go-to colours not just for Valentines but for everyday, too.

I chose to play with Rick's Rosy Romanza image. I just love her quirkiness and sense of fun. I coloured Rosy with Prismacolor pencils, adding silver Stickles to her fancy evening bag. She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and matted in black to help her stand out against the busy background. Rosy was popped up on foam squares and asked to wait until her background was ready.

The background began with a white piece of mixed media paper which I spritzed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays in Delphinium Turquoise and Freaky Franklin Lime. I tried to leave white space...honest, I tried. Pattern was applied with French Ultramarine and Forget-Me-Not Archival inks through Colorbox's Lovely stencil. To make the hearts slightly more noticeable, they were outlines with a Stabilo pencil and the inside edges were highlighted with a bit of white paint. White embossing paste was applied through TCW's Mini Tiny Circles stencil. Black Archival ink was used with a cross-hatch stamp.

Black Marble Dylusions ink was sprayed onto old book paper through a heart shaped stencil filled with stars. The hearts were then cut out and matted with black. More black hearts were either die cut or punched from cardstock and scattered around the page. White paint pen dots were applied to highlight them.

The song lyrics were printed from the computer, matted in black, and popped up on foam tape. They were then added to the large hearts with Cupid's arrows under each section. Again, white paint pen dots were added to make the arrows more noticeable. To complete the mixed media page, a border was doodled around the edge of the spread and Black Big Brush pen was used to darken the edges. The spread was then matted in black cardstock to frame it.

Rosy and I thank you for dropping by today and encourage you to visit both the Airless Chamber blog and the Sparkle and Glitter blog to see how others on the EDT interpreted this challenge. Such a creative bunch! And remember we have the Progressive challenge on Sparkle and Glitter plus the FB contest on Rick's Fans and Friends FB group if you want to play along. we love seeing your creations, too.

Life is good; so is art.


aussie aNNie said...

Love your creation Bonnie, not only awesome, it’s gorgeous and the beauties added....I forgot to join you blog the other day so have done so now.....♥ aNNie

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Deborah Frings said...

Bonnie - this is absolutely fabulous! The background you created is awesome and goes perfectly with your image of Rosy Romanza! Love it.

TangledBlueRose said...

Such a gorgeous page! I love the non-traditional colors, so awesome! Love all the wonderful details and layers. Thanks so much for sharing!~kim

Unknown said...

What can I say...I seem to say the same thing...This is an awesome piece of art. Love all your background going-ons. Perfect for Rick's darling and quirky image. Thanks so much for taking the time to always enter Rick's Showcase. Means a lot to me.