Saturday, August 01, 2015

Happiness ~ Rick St. Dennis Progressive Challenge Part 2

Hi everyone. Today marks the beginning of Part 2 of Rick St. Dennis' Progressive Challenge on the Sparkle and Glitter Blog. This is the part where if you played along with Part 1, you received the image for Part 2 free. If you weren't able to play along with the first part of the challenge, you can still purchase this sweet image called Helen's Mice August here and join us this time. It's such a fun image. I actually used her before for another journal page about guilt trips...LOL..

I coloured August with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. Glossy Accents was used to add shine to her watch face, sunglasses, and camera lens. Black Sakura Glaze pen was used to add dimension and shine to her nose, eyes, and bracelet. Metallic gel pen was added to her necklace. The background within the black frame was tinted lightly with Tumbled Glass Distress ink before the image was fussy cut and foam tape added to the back for mounting.

The background started with a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper. Bubblegum Pink, Lemon Zest, Squeezed orange, and Crushed Grape Dylusions paint was scraped onto the background using an old plastic gift card. Bits of torn book paper was applied with gel medium and then scuffed over with White Linen paint. Black stencilling, rings, and lines were added with Black Marble Dylusions paint...can you tell I was experimenting with these paints? They are a fairly recent purchase and I wanted to see what they them! White embossing paste was scraped through Dina Wakley's Plastic Grid stencil to add texture and a bit of white relief to the colourful page.

Before August was added to the background, a ticket and a piece of travel ephemera were placed behind her. This pulls in the green from her suitcase, adds more weight to the image, and continues the travel theme. The word JOURNEY, which gives August a place to stand therefore grounding her, and the Post Card writing are TH rub-ons. The sentiment was computer generated, printed on white cardstock, and matted with black. Foam tape was added to the back of each segment. Black Big Brush pen was used to line the outside edges of the background before it was matted with black cardstock. A punched photo corner was added to the top right corner to balance out the page.

Thanks for joining August and me today.We love that! When you get a chance, pop over to the Sparkle and Glitter blog to what the rest of Team A have created for the Progressive Challenge with this adorable image.  Hey, did you know that Rick created a fabulous image for the Adult Colouring Worldwide Facebook page. Shhh! Don't tell anyone but there's an entire adult colouring book in the works as well. I can't wait!

Life is good; so is art.

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