Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The East Wind Challenge #50 ~ Going Round in Circles

Hi everyone. It's the beginning of March...big YAY to that! One step closer to spring...we hope :) Today also marks the beginning of a new challenge at The East Wind Blog. Our theme for Challenge #50 is Going Round in Circles and all of the Blog DT are playing with the new release in the March TEW newsletter called Spring Has Sprung. I absolutely adore this character...she is sweet and innocent and loves simpler times and nature. She makes me smile.

I coloured her with a mix of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils. She was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border around her and then matted with black cardstock to create a frame. This is my go-to style because it allows me to create a busy background and still have her show up well. Foam tape was added to the back to give the image dimension and create a shadow around it.

The 6 x 8 inch background of mixed media paper was spritzed with Drop Dead Gorgeous Green and Delphinium Turquoise Lindy's Starburst Sprays and then again with the same colours through TCW's Harlequin Stencil. Faint text stamping can be seen on the background as an Inkadinkado stamp was applied with Viridian Green Archival Ink. The black circles were created with one of the images on the Stampotique Circles Cube and Jet Black Archival Ink. The same ink was used to create the splatter dots with a TH stamp. The white circles were done with Dylusions White Linen paint and a bottle lid. A zigzag stitch stamp was applied to the background with Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink. White embossing paste was scraped through Dina Wakley's Plastic Canvas stencil for texture and dimension.

The sentiment was computer generated and printed onto white cardstock. It was then trimmed close, matted with black, and popped up on foam tape. To continue the circle theme, half circles were punched, faux stitched, and added above the sentiment to give it more visual weight. Pink and white washi tape was adhered to white cardstock, cut into flags, and adhered to the two sides. Small enamel star stickers were used to accent them. A narrow doodled border and Black Big Brush pen were added to the outside edges before a black mat was adhered to the background to frame it.

Thanks for stopping by today. When you get a chance, pop over to The East Wind Challenge Blog to see the other DT members' fabulous creations using this sweet image. We would love to have you play along with our Going Round in Circles challenge.

Life is good; so is art.

No comments: