Monday, August 10, 2015
To the Moon ~ Sweet Pea Stamps Progressive Challenge Part 2
Hi everyone. It's time for Part 2 of the Progressive Challenge on Sweet Pea Stamps Friends &Fans Facebook group. If you played along with Part 1, you will have received this awesome image by Courtney McAnsh called To the Moon and Back which I adore. That is the image we are all playing with this time. If you didn't get a chance to play along with the first part, you can still join us this time as the image is available for purchase at Sweet Pea Stamps.
I coloured Mr. Moon with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. He was then fussy cut leaving a wider than usual white border to accommodate the writing. An extra wide black mat was added to the image for contrast and to give him a little more visual weight.
The background began with a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper which was sprayed with Afternoon Delight Denim and Delphinium Turquoise Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays. Love the mica shine from these. Once dry, pattern was added with Forget-Me-Not Archival ink and Joggles Latin text stamp. Platinum brilliance ink was used with Joggles Sparks background stamp to randomly create more texture and glimmer. Stars were punched from old book text paper and adhered and outlined. Slight yellow colour was added with an Inktense pencil and a water brush.
Bottle lid rings were created with Dylusions Black Marble paint and black die cut arrows with gel pen writing brought movement and attention to the focal image. A border was doodled around the page before black Big Brush pen and cardstock mat were added. Blue and white washi tape was added in two places and topped with orange sprayed paper scraps. A heart was cut from the same scrap and added to the intersection of the two rings...like a Venn diagram showing that Love is what the two parts have in common. It also completes the orange visual triangle. Black gems were added to the ends of the arrows to indicate more movement and Mr. Moon was adhered with foam tape.
Thanks for stopping by today. Mr. Moon and I appreciate that. be sure to pop over to Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook group to see how others have featured this awesome image. We would love to have you play along, too.
Life is good; so is art.