Friday, July 15, 2016

The East Wind Challenge #59 ~ Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone. There is a new challenge beginning today on The East Wind Challenge Blog and we thought we would try something a little different (for us) and make this a Photo Inspiration challenge. I will post the photo at the bottom of this post. When doing this kind of challenge, you can use anything that you notice, like, or that speaks to you from the inspiration photo. For me, it was the gorgeous sea colours, the stripes of the water, and the beachy feel.

I chose The East Wind image, Lucy Loo Midnight Mermaid, to star in my project. She was coloured with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and fussy cut directly on the lines of her body and hair. I didn't leave my usual white border, nor did I mat with black. I also cut off the waves surrounding her in the image because I wanted to create my own. She was popped up on foam tape except for the very bottom edge.

The background was created with torn strips from five different papers or cardstock. They were torn in a curvy fashion with the white edge exposed so they looked like whitecaps Each piece was layered slightly overlapping the one above until the entire background was covered. A pre-printed saying was die cut and the colour of the lettering changed to black. Black Big Brush pen was used to outline the edges before it was adhered over the waves. Shell were cut from seashell themed paper, outlined with black, and then adhered overlapping the saying piece. Small flat pearls were clustered with the two lower shells.

The bottom left corner was also decorated with a small shell image, some pearls, and hemp twine which was looped and then tied together before glue was added. The top left corner was given a photo corner punched from the same deep blue paper as in the waves. More pearls were clustered below it to complete the visual triangle. Patina Stickles were added to the mermaid's outfit to add a little magic and shimmer. The outside edges of the page were lined with Black Big Brush pen before a black mat was added to frame the page.

Thanks for popping by today. Midnight Mermaid and I appreciate that! To see the amazing creations by the rest of the Blog DT for our Photo Inspiration Challenge, be sure to pop by The East Wind Blog. We would love to have you play along with us.

Life is good; so is art.

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