Saturday, August 15, 2015

You Ought to be in Pictures ~ The East Wind Challenge

Hi everyone! We have a brand new challenge theme on The East Wind Challenge blog today. Our theme for #37 is You Ought to be in Pictures. We want to see your creations inspired by a movie and be sure to let us know which one. One of my favourite movies of all time is still The Princess Bride As many times as I've seen it, I still laugh. I decided that Aurora Floral Kiss would make a fabulous Buttercup.

I coloured Buttercup with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. I used a little mound of Liquid Pearls in the center of one of the purple flowers. Can you guess the colour of that? Why, Buttercup, of course :) She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then was matted with black cardstock and trimmed out again. Foam tape was added to the back to add dimension.

The background started as a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of blue patterned paper to which I added texture with paint and bubble wrap as well as stamping with Cornflower Archival ink. Layered over that was patterned paper and book text scraps. White gesso was used to knock back the text. Doodling and rub ons added some black detail. Die cuts and punches were used to create hearts from ink spritzed paper which were added in three places. The writing is a quote about Buttercup from the movie. It was printed onto white cardstock, cut into segments, and matted in black. Foam tape was used to adhere the segments to the background.

The title Buttercup was created with puffy glittered letter stickers. A doodled border as well as black Big Brush pen were added to the outside edge. Black cardstock was added as a mat to frame the piece and add strength.

Thanks for joining Buttercup, AKA Aurora, and me today. We are delighted that you did. When you get a chance, pop over to The East Wind Challenge blog to see the other fabulous DT responses to the You Ought to be in Pictures challenge. We would love to see you join us.

Life is good; so is art.

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