Saturday, October 15, 2016
A Bump in the Night - The East Wind Challenge #65
Hi everyone! I have no idea how it became the 15th of the month already but that's what my computer is telling me. We have a new challenge beginning on The East Wind blog today. The theme is A Bump in the Night and we want to see embossing on your project. I also thought it would be fun to pull Halloween into this project because things that go bump in the night certainly bring Halloween to mind. I decided to go with adorable though rather than scary.
Aurora Meow Meow is the image which I have featured on my art journal page. I thought this would make the most adorable cat costume and given our usual Halloween weather, it would be very practical for keeping this little kitty warm and toasty. I coloured Aurora with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, using short choppy strokes where the fur would be. I am absolutely smitten with her beautiful face...love colouring this style of drawing. Aurora was fussy cut without leaving my usual white border. She was matted with black card stock which was trimmed out leaving a black border to contrast with the background. Foam tape was used to adhere her and create a natural shadow around her.
The background began with a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of one of Doodlebug's Boos and Brews papers. A 4.25 x 5.5 rectangle of orange paper was cut, corner rounded and embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder. This piece was matted with black and adhered directly to the background. Aurora was adhered toward the top of the orange layer and two number disks were glued to the bottom left corner to mark the date of Halloween.
To balance the other side, four different lengths/widths of washi tape were adhered to white card stock and cut into fishtail flags. They were adhered along the right edge and embellished with enamel dots. The bottom right corner was given a double offset layer of punched photo corners to help balance the design. The sentiment was printed onto white card stock, die cut, matted and faux stitched. A tiny punched star was added to the label and foam tape popped it up. To finish off the piece, Black Big Brush Pen was used to edge the checked background so the white edge disappeared and black card stock was used to create a mat which framed the design.
Thanks for joining Aurora and me today. We are delighted that you did :) To see the other wonderful Bump in the Night projects from my talented TEW teamies, be sure to pop over to The East Wind blog. We would love to have you play along with us.
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