Thursday, May 15, 2014

The East Wind Challenge #7 ~ Bride of May Altered Canvas

Hi everyone! We are beginning a new challenge at The East Wind today and the theme is Bride of May. I don't think I have ever done a wedding themed project before so this was certainly something unusual for me...and definitely fun.

I chose to play with the Flowery Bride image and a flat canvas for this challenge. I love the folds of her dress, her sweet hair with all of the flowers, and those big eyes. I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut her leaving a narrow white border to allow her to stand out against the black background. Foam tape was added to her back to increase dimension.

There are three papers layered onto the background. Both the black printed paper and the gray scrolly paper hidden behind the flowers and lace are from a very old black and white pad whose name has gone missing. The vintage music paper sandwiched between the gray and black ones is a thrift store find whose edges were darkened with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The black paper was fussy cut around the words to create a more interesting pattern. The same music paper was used to die cut the hearts and the oval for the sentiment which is a rub-on. Black brads affixed the sentiment oval to the black layer before it was adhered to the other layers. Two scroll flourishes, one light and one dark and also rub-ons, were transferred to the black and to the music papers.

A length of gorgeous lace was adhered across the top right corner to tie in with the wedding theme as well as the diagonal elements. Three paper flowers and three leaves were added to that same corner to repeat the colours of her bouquet and provide some balance for the image. Two black resin flowers were added to the cluster to provide contrast with the red and cream and pop a little black into the upper corner.

Three lengths of pearl tape were adhered to the opposite corner. Three rhinestones were glued to the top left corner (diamonds and weddings seem to go together) and another one dotted the i in kiss at the bottom right. Again, this emphasizes the diagonal lines in the design.

Thanks so much for visiting today. I always appreciate that you take the time to do that. When you get a minute, pop over to The East Wind blog to see the amazing Bride of May themed creations by the rest of my talented teamies. We would love it if you played along with us for Challenge #7!

I am entering this altered canvas in the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter ~ #158 Girly Girl
Paper Pretties ~ PWC310 Embellish
Inky Impressions ~ #159 Flower Power
Divas By Design ~ Anything But a Card (Altered Canvas)
Creative Moments ~ #12 Bingo (Flower/sentiment/more than 2 layers)
Crafting With Dragonflies ~ #26 Celebration
Time Out Challenges ~ #5 Time Flies, Love Lasts


UNKY said...

Bonnie! This card has a scale, I love how it's got your style at the same time so elegant. I can tell you craft it so carefully all details. Beautiful job. Thank you xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

Love the bold black background with the wedding theme. Your bride stands out so well and the pops of red seal the deal. Fabulous detail, definitely a "Bonnie" make and so elegant! xxD

sandie said...

your card is fabulous. I love all the details especially the lace and gems and your colouring is great. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT

ParkNSlide said...

The lace & pearls add so much elegance. You go, Girl!

Susan Hogan said...

A fantastic celebration card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Cards By MI said...

Very lovely. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

happyglitzygirl said...

Beautifully done, a real art work, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

happyglitzygirl said...

Crafting with Dragonflies are looking for more DT members, you should apply...H

Unknown said...

Such a lovely image and the card looks awesome. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

Cards by Ziggy said...

This is another fab creation, thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments this Fortnight
Zoe DT xxx

NicoleDesigns said...

This is so lovely... you did a wonderful job at making it girly.... thanks for joining us for our challenge at The Paper Shelter.... xo Nikki

Margreet said...

Love your altered canvas...great details and fab how you have put all together....beautiful...thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

vivie said...

fabulous!!! thanks for joining us at inky challenge!!

Lena said...

This was a little different with the dark colors but I like it! Really fancy!

Thank you for participating in the TPS challenge this week!
Good Luck!

Hug Lena

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie. Love the image and the striking colours.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Gorgeously creative piece! So very striking and beautifully done - thanks for sharing at Time Out :)

Wendy said...

omg...this is gorgeous. Just came from TEW challenge site to get more details about your project. Stunning!