Saturday, October 01, 2016

She believed...Challenge #64 at The East Wind

Hi there! Today marks the beginning of a new challenge at The East Wind and because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, we decided to show our support by making the theme In the Pink. We either want to see mainly the colour pink in your creation or a project for this wonderful and important cause. All of the DT have created with the October newsletter freebie image which is actually a re-release of a retired image. It's called Ashley In the Pink and was inspired by a friend of Unky's who is a breast cancer survivor.

I coloured Ashley with a mix of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils. She has the most gorgeous hair to colour with all those curls. She was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black card stock, and trimmed out again. She was then popped up on foam tape to create dimension and natural shadow. The Think Pink ribbon image was a freebie some time ago on Joanne Fink's blog. Joanne is very well known for her Zenspirations teaching and beautiful designing.I coloured the ribbon image with the same pencils and fussy cut it.

The background started as a 6 x 8 inch zigzag patterned pink card stock to which I added circle and mesh stamps with Magenta Hue Archival ink. Two patterns of washi tape adhered to white strips of card stock were added to ground Ashley and a third scrap was added above her head. Tiny enamel dots embellished the outside edges of the washi and each piece was also outlined in black pen to help it show. Little pierced hearts were punched from white card stock and added in the upper left and lower right corners of the art journal page.

The sentiment was printed onto white card stock and the words cut apart. They were then matted with black and adhered to the background. Tiny black rhinestones became the dots separating the first partof the saying from the second. Enamel pink hearts were added to the top right corner to balance the design and a simple border was doodled with black pen. Faber Castell black Big Brush Pen was used to edge the outside of the pink background to remove the white. A black card stock mat was added to the back to frame and unify the journal page.

Thanks for visiting Ashley and me today. We appreciate that so very much. Be sure to pop by The East Wind blog to see the other fabulous creations by our talented design team. We have all used the same image and it's cool to see how different they all are. We would love to have you play along with our In the Pink Challenge.

Life is good; so is art.

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