Monday, February 23, 2015

Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Progressive Challenge Part 2

Hi all. It's Part 2 of the Progressive Challenge at Sweet Pea Stamps Friends & Fans Facebook group so all those who entered Part 1 will be playing with this adorable freebie image called Love Is in the Air from Katerina Koukiotis. How sweet is she? if you didn't get a chance to play along with Part 1, you can purchase this image and still play along for Part 2.

I coloured this little miss and her heart balloon with Prismacolor pencils and a few Polychromos for shading the skin. She was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then matted on black cardstock and trimmed out again before being popped up on foam squares.

The background was a chunk of mixed media paper from another project. I was spritzed with ink sprays ages ago...maybe Denim Colorwash and Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise. It was also stencilled with Embossing Paste through TCW's Mini Sketch Grid template in a few places. A picket fence die was used to cut both black and white cardstock which were offset to create a shadow. A cloud die was used with the same papers and offset to create the Love cloud which was labelled with a Dymo labeller. Two lengths of green ribbon with turquoise stitching were added below the fence to make reference to grass and give Little Miss a place to stand.

To further the love theme, small puffy heart stickers were linked to the clouds with faux stitching so that the cloud was raining down love. More faux stitching was added to the white layer of the cloud. After the outside edge was outlined with a black Big Brush pen, a harlequin mat was added using washi tape over white cardstock. A black mat framed the piece and provided strong contrast to the busy harlequin pattern and colourful background.

To see other fabulous examples using this adorable image, pop over to the Sweet Pea Stamps Friends & Fans group. we would love to see what you create with Katerina Koukiotis' Love is in the Air image. Check out some of her other lovely images here.

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie Irvine

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hiya Bonnie,

Popping my head in to say that the the design is so adorable, it just fills oneself with happiness and care.

I think the touches with the pencils to create the shades really does bring the entire image to life and the sentiment just wraps it all up in a nice package.

Great job and I hope even more will join for part 2!

With the best and warmest regards,
Jesper K