Monday, November 02, 2015

Thankful People ~ One Sweet Challenge November theme

Well, I'm sure you have heard by now that Sweet Pea Stamps is closing its doors at the end of November so this will be our last month to run One Sweet Challenge. Our theme for this month is Thanksgiving or Thanks. Canadian Thanksgiving has already passed since we have ours in early October unlike the American one which is later this month. Since I have been consciously working on maintaining thoughts of gratitude, I decided to make that my focus for this mixed media project.

I chose to feature Ronne P. Barton's The Gold Fairy on my page. I coloured her with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, adding some Icicle Stickles to her wings and the highlights on the bubbles for a little shimmer and magic. The image including the individual bubbles were fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, and matted with black cardstock. Once they were trimmed out again, the larger image was popped up on foam tape and the small bubbles were adhered flat to the background.

The 6 x 8 inch mixed media rectangle was spritzed with water and then Purple and Turquoise Brusho crystals were sprinkled into the water. More water was added to help the paint move and blend while still leaving white space.Three sizes of butterflies were punched from yellow scraps of Lindy's Starburst sprayed paper and tiny star sequins were added for the bodies. Three flags of washi tape mounted to white cardstock were hand cut and adhered in two places. The word Grateful, a TH Big Chat sticker, was added to the top of the upper strips.

The computer generated sentiment was printed on white cardstock and matted with black. It was popped up on foam to create dimension and shadow. Two black one inch circles were punched and then split in half to form the scallops around the sentiment. White paint pen dots embellished them. Black pen was used to doodle the border repeating the circles from the image. Black big brush pen was used to edge the background before it was double matted with blue patterned and plain black cardstock.

Thanks so much for joining The Gold Fairy and me today. When you get a minute, pop over to the One Sweet Challenge blog to see the other wonderful projects from my talented teamies. We would love to see you join us this time around. Check out the Sweet Pea Stamps site, too, to snap up those wonderful images before they are gone.

Life is good; so is art.

1 comment:

butterfly said...

Hi Bonnie! I'm so happy that you're signed up to the Wanderlust adventure... I think it's going to be fantastic - so many amazing tutors, and some of them in styles I've never gone near, but am really curious about. It'll be a great way to get a taster.

Like you, I hover and browse, but can't quite keep up the pace of my early days of visiting and commenting. I've been keeping an eye on you too - not in a creepy way! - your colouring skills and fabulous bold sense of design and graphics continue to be so exciting.
Alison xx