Monday, June 27, 2016

Mad Molly 933 ~ A Sandra Caldwell New Release

Hi there! Every Monday, Sandra Caldwell releases many wonderful new images in her Etsy shop, Babycakesdnd.. The DT members get to choose one to colour and create a project's always so hard to choose because I usually want them all :) The good news is that any one of them makes me happy so I can't go wrong. This week I was able to play with Mad Molly 933. I just love how annoyed she looks...been there.

I coloured Molly with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border. Molly was then adhered to black cardstock and fussy cut leaving a narrow black border. Foam tape was added to the back of the image to pop her up.

The background began with a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper which was spritzed withCanna Lily Burnt Orange and Fuzzy Navel Peach Lindy's Starburst Sprays. By tilting the background in different directions and adding spritzes of water to help it move as necessary, runs and drips were created. To make the tiny runs, a TH spritzer tool was used on the puddles of ink in a few places. Stampotique Originals' Upholstery stamp was applied over the dried Lindy's using Vermillion Archival Ink. French text paper was torn and adhered to the background. White gesso was applied to slightly mask the text. Stampotique's Dot Swirl stamp was applied randomly using Jet Black Archival Ink. Once Molly was set in place, Hero Arts letters spelling GRRR (because that's what Molly is saying) were stamped in two places with Jet Black Archival Ink to frame her.

The keep Calm sign was an internet freebie which I printed to size and trimmed. Because there will be NO keeping calm in Mad Molly's world right now, I decided to create one of those red banning symbols to layer over the Keep calm sentiment. The Hissy Fit sentiment by Create With TLC was printed onto white cardstock, trimmed close, and matted with black cardstock.  Foam tape popped it up and it became a platform for Mad Molly to stand on. A simple border was doodled around the outside edge of the page and a corner cut on one side with zigzag scissors was adhered to the top right corner to help balance the design. A black cardstock mat was added to the page to frame it and provide contrast to the background.

Thanks for popping by today. I appreciate that and I'm sure eventually Molly will, too. Right now, she's not giving an inch! When you get a chance, stop by the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook group where you will see the other new releases as well as the wonderful DT projects featuring them throughout today. Both the new images and the DT creations are awesome!

Life is good; so is art.

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