Saturday, March 21, 2015

Explore ~ Response to The East Wind Facebook Contest

Hi there.There is a brand new contest beginning today at The East Wind Facebook Community page. The theme this time is Make it Krafty so we want to see colouring on kraft paper using Unky's fabulous images..I love that effect of colouring on kraft. Normally I really enjoy the process, too, but I learned this time that not all kraft paper is created I have never had a problem before but this time the paper was more fibrous or fuzzy and didn't want to accept the pencil as easily as usual. Lesson learned: If it's nice to pet, I will regret :)

I decided to go all Steampunky and use Lucy Loo Magnified Star for my tag focal. I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils and a few Polychromos for face shading. I also used metallic gel pens for silver and gold accents. Her left eye has had a gem added to the center along with Glossy Accents for shine and dimension.I covered the right eye with a black and white puffy sticker toppped by a gem in the shape of a star and again topped it off with Glossy Accents. Lucy Loo was then fussy cut leaving a narrow Kraft border. She was backed with two die cut shapes, one in black and the other kraft cardstock. The kraft one was embossed with a TH folder and inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Once glued together, they were popped up on foam squares.

The background began as recycled packaging from a TH stencil. It was cut into a tag shape and pieces were torn from tool pages from an old Sears Roebuck calendar, inked with Vintage Photo, and adhered to the background. Gears were cut from a copper coloured metal sheet using the TH Gadget Gears die and added tothe background with Glossy Accents. Silver stars were punched from Ranger's Foil paper. A mix of thin metal gears were added over the holes in the die cut gears and in a cluster at the bottom. A few metal rings from the garage (no idea what they are) were also added to the mix.

The word Explore, written using chipboard letters, was glued to the bottom edge. A doodled border was added with black pen and the outside edge was inked with Vintage Photo and outlined with Black Big Brush pen. To frame the tag and add visual weight to the outside edges, black cardstock was cut as a mat and adhered to the back. It really needed this pop of black to provide the contrast and finish the piece. The ribbon for the topper has tiny silver "studs" to reference the industrial theme. The two lengths were attached with the Tiny Attacher stapler.

Thanks for joining Lucy Loo and me today. We love that you did that! To see what others on the DT created for this new contest, Make it Krafty, pop over to The East Wind Facebook page. We can't wait to see what you create colouring on kraft.

Life is good; so is art.

1 comment:

cheryl said...

oh wow stunning love this xxxx