Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Aurora Easter Egg Hunt ~ TEW Challenge # 4

I'm so excited...could burst into that song but I like you so I won't...lol. I am participating in my first blog challenge as a DT member for The East Wind. The first of the month, subscribers to Unky's newsletter receive a free image which the DT also play with. This month's freebie is called Aurora Easter Egg Hunt and she is adorable! I decided to feature her in my E pages in my altered dictionary (E is for eggs).

I coloured Aurora with Prismacolor pencils, cut her out with a narrow white border, and then matted her in black so she would stand out against the background as well as have more strength when I popped her up with foam dots.

The dictionary pages were glued to the ones adjacent to them using Matte Medium. Then the e pages were gessoed except fot the definition and the letter heading. A border was drawn around the outside edge of the two pages and the pattern was filled in with Black Big Brush pen or white paint. The inside of that frame was coloured with Neocolor II watercolour crayons and a wet brush. Once dry, pink crayon was added to the outside in a wavy pattern. Once that was dry, it was deepened with gelato next to the black and white frame. The yellow inside was also deepened with gelato next to the pink. Black Big Brush pen emphasized the border. Stencilling was done with Dylusions Number Jumble stencil and Sepia Archival ink. Memento Bamboo Leaves ink was used on Unity's Reversed Punchinella stamp to create a subtle texture.White gesso was watered down slightly and brushed over the top of the stencilling and stamping to knock the colour back a bit. White paint was pounced through another halftone stencil to create the circles you see. This was done twice for a more solid look.

Many eggs from Tumblefish Studio's Dozens collection were sized differently and fussy cut. Some came patterned and some were plain and decorated to complement the page. I absolutely love the purple egg with the added feet and wings, as well as the cracked one with the feet sticking out. They make me smile!

The egg over the letters at the top was cut to leave the piece missing, and then backed with striped paper which was cut to reveal the letters.Little details like that make me so happy. Some eggs were glued flat, some popped up on foam, all shaded around with either Copic marker or coloured pencil. Lines were doodled to suspend some from the frame.

The sentiments, both from Create With TLC, were printed on white cardstock and matted in black. The right hand one is popped up on foam tape. The left has some colouring done with Prisma pencils. My dictionary is nearing completion and, as you can imagine, it's getting very fat. In order to reinforce the seam, washi tape was applied to it and also as a tab on the one sentiment. TH Remnant Rubs were applied randomly with words or phrases that suited the scene.

There's even an air mail one on the pink egg as well as the row of tiny stars at the top. A TH Zigzag stitch stamp was used to frame the definition and was repeated around the pages. And, of course, I had to add my TH spotty stamp with a little Jet Black Archival ink just to make the spread a little messier :)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your support and interest mean so much to me. When you get a minute, pop by The East Wind Challenge blog to see the amazing creations from my oh-so-talented teamies. What a fabulous group! Then sign up on the blog for Unky's newsletter so you can get this adorable freebie and join the fun. if you haven't already, check out The East Wind shop on Etsy...amazing images. We have a wonderful and very active FB group, too. Hope to see you there.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations ~ Anything Goes/Easter Colours
Crafting From the Heart ~ #12 Anything Goes/Cute & Cuddly
Crafty Boots Challenge ~ Easter
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Tic Tac Toe Diagonal yellow free black
Kaboodle Doodles ~ 3217 Spring is Coming
Lexi's Creations ~ #113 Easter
613 Avenue Create ~ #65 Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays ~ Add a doodle to it

Life is good; so is art.


ParkNSlide said...

So colorful and whimsical. I must try your trip of adding black to outline images for emphasis.

maureenjscott said...

Absolutely amazing!!! Bright and Colourful and just awesome pages!! Mo x

Bettina L. said...

I absolutely love what you did with your piece this round Bonnie. Great design with the stencils and background. Looove all the details. Hugs Bettina xx

Mrs Beez said...

Stunning altered pages. Love the border and all the fabulous eggs. The image just tops it all off. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

DonnaMundinger said...

Bonnie, I don't even know where to begin! Your pages are so whimical and full of detail. The work you do is mind boggling! this is beyond adorable. Love, love, LOVE it! So happy we're teamies! xxD

Jackie C said...

Bonnie, you are FAB, love your work and so glad you joined the TEW team xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous project, your work is so delightfully bright and cheerful. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Unknown said...

Wow fabulous work, love the gorgeous colours. Now following
Hugs Debbie xxx

Ellis said...

Fantastic E-page you made and great details you added! Congrats on the DT-position! =)
Hugs, Elenor

CraftingMum said...

What a cute card, thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations. Louise x

My Creative Therapy said...

Wow! Bonnie you amaze me! This is just so full of awesome goodness! LOL! Love all of the different techniques and the art journal dictionary is so cool! Check out our FB page :)

613 Avenue Create

Angie said...

Lovely altered pages! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT


Melissa @ M Miranda Creations said...

Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Your creation is lovely!

Hugs, Melissa DT

~ginny said...

Makes me giggle - delicious! And another thing to make you happy is that you won at 613 Ave C! Congrats Bonnie!

dragonllew said...

Such a bright and colourful project I love all the elements you used. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
Jenny x

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely creation for Lexi's challlenge 113: Easter, Hazel, GDT x

BlackDamaskDesigns said...

This page is totally amazing! I am a huge fan of your work and now following your blog so I don't miss anything! I love this page with all the color! I am getting some of those Crowabout images soon...love the whimsical style. Your page is so inspiring!

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Bonnie - this is an amazing project! I love all the detail that has gone into it, especially the cracked eggs! Thanks for joining the Easter challenge at Lexi's Creations this time, and for bearing with our Mr Linky problem!
Helen x (DT)

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Bonnie

Congratulations on being placed in the Crafty Boots Easter Challenge.

Don't forget to collect your badge.