Monday, October 10, 2016

Senorita Lolita (963) ~ a Sandra Caldwell New Release

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Canadians!

Today in her Etsy shop, Babycakes Digis and Designs, Sandra Caldwell will be posting a lovely collection of new releases just like she does every Monday. I look forward to Mondays just to see what she has created and what the DT have come up with to feature them. This week I was able to play with the lovely 963 Senorita Lolita, a dark haired (at least in my mind) beauty.

I coloured Senorita Lolita with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils using blue for her hair highlights. She was fussy cut leaving my usual narrow white border. She was then matted with black card stock, fussy cut leaving a narrow black border, and popped up on foam tape to add dimension and create shadow.

I wanted the background to be rich in colour, a little elegant, and a little spicy because that's how Lolita strikes me. I tore strips from three designer papers from different collections and layered them onto red card stock, allowing some of the plain red to show through between groupings. Black pen was used to loosely outline the edges of the designer papers and to create a border around the art journal page. Joggles Nonsense Latin Text stamp was added to the plain red areas using Red Geranium Archival Ink for a little tone on tone texture.

Once the Senorita was placed onto the background, the sentiment from Create With TLC, was printed on white card stock, cut out with a die, and matted with black. To repeat the flower idea from her hair, pull a little white and purple into the background, and create balance, two mulberry flowers were stacked and topped with a purple resin flower. To bring a little of the green from her leaf into the background, leaves were punched, shaded with pencil, and veins added before they were tucked under the flower.A black card stock mat was added to the page to create a contrasting frame which  pulls the eye into the page itself.

Thanks or should I say Gracias for joining the lovely Senorita Lolita and me today. We both appreciate your taking the time to stop by. To see some of the other new releases, be sure to pop by Sandra Caldwell Stamps Fans Facebook group where the rest of the DT will be sharing their creations with other new releases. Later today, you will want to hop on over to Sandra's Etsy shop because not only these new releases will be available, but she often sneaks in a couple of surprises, as well. There are images for every occasion and inspiration galore there!

Life is good; so is art.

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