Sunday, November 01, 2015

TEW Challenge #42 Movember Mustaches

Hi everyone! It's the start of a new month so that means a new challenge at The East Wind as well as the new freebie image in the TEW newsletter. Our theme this time is Movember Mustaches in honour and support of all of our guys. Movember begins today with clean shaven men who then grow a mustache for the 30 days of November. This is to fund raise and create awareness for men's health issues. Our image this time is called Movember and was created specifically with this challenge in mind.

I coloured Movember (Mo) with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. Black pen was used to add stripes to his vest and Glossy Accents gave his glasses shine and dimension. Metallic gold and silver gel pens were used on his M medallion and his pocket watch. He was then fussy cut leaving a white border and matted with black cardstock before being popped up on foam tape.

The 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper was sprayed with Cut Grass and Fresh Lime Dylusions ink plus a little water to allow the ink to move and blend. Once dry, Jet Black Archival ink was used to add pattern through the TH Burlap stencil as well as on Stampendous' Wired stamp. More black rings were added with bottle lids and Dylusions Black Marble paint. White stencilling and rings were added with TCW's Harlequin stamp and bottle lids dipped in gesso. White embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil for added texture and dimension.

Mustache printed duck tape was applied to white cardstock and then cut into flags. It's such sticky stuff that it can be hard to work with's not very forgiving! Black flags were added over the mustache tape and gray and white dotty buttons adhered on top of those. The computer generated saying was printed on white cardstock, matted with black, and popped up with foam tape. A punched scallop border was adhered above it and a mustache sticker below. To complete the piece, black doodling was added next to the stencilled harlequin pattern, black Big Brush pen edged the background, and a black mat was added to frame it.

Thanks for joining Mo and me today. We are happy you did that. Be sure to drop by The East Wind Challenge blog to see how my talented teamies featured this adorable and oh-so-proud image. We can't wait to see how you all meet the challenge of Movember Mustaches. Hope you join us!

Life is good; so is art.

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