Tuesday, July 15, 2014

If You Can't Take the Heat...TEW Challenge #11

We have a new challenge beginning today at The East Wind and the theme is It's Getting Hot! Now you can interpret "hot" in many ways and there can be lots of reasons for the heat to rise so it's really pretty wide open. I chose to work with this fun image called Lucy Loo Attitude. I coloured her with my Prismacolor pencils, fussy cut her, and popped her up on foam tape.

The background started with a white card base and a rectangle of black cardstock cut to leave a narrow border of the white showing. I used the Dylusions Diamond of a Border stencil and white gesso to create some background pattern. Golden Iridescent Copper paint was pounced through the TCW Tiny Circles stencil to create a little more texture and pattern.

Three colours of cardstock were cut into a flame design and overlapped for the border at the bottom. Lucy Loo was tucked in behind so that she looks like she is standing in the fire...and obviously can handle the heat. A wooden Prima pointing hand icon was colourized with Treasure Gold and adhered beside Lucy with Glossy Accents. The cuff was coloured in with a paint pen and a "button" was created with a flat pearl. I added the hand to represent someone getting ready to tickle Lucy Loo...not a good idea as you can tell by the look on her face.

The sentiment which I love was computer generated, and the bottom section was matted in black before both were popped up on foam tape. Orange enamel dots were added to the top right corner to complete the card.

Thanks for visiting Lucy Loo and me today. I appreciate your taking the time to do that and Lucy Loo...well, she's giving you free advice so I assume she's happy you are here, too...LOL. When you get a chance, pop by TheEastWind challenge blog to see the Hot, Hot, Hot creations by my talented teamies. We would love to have you play along with our challenge.

Life is good; so is art.


DonnaMundinger said...

Still giggling from the sentiment. So perfect with Lucy's 'tude! As usual your colors just POP and the background ROCKS! FAbulous, my dear. xxD

UNKY said...

She is sooo HOT! I love the flames and the sentiment! haha! brilliant! always, Love how you use artistic touch to it on the background. Love it xxx Unky