Friday, March 20, 2015

Quiet the Mind ~ new release day at The East Wind

Hi everyone. It's Friday and that means that there is another new release at The East Wind and I got to play along. The image is called Lucy Loo Lotus Leaf and I love her. She is peaceful and there are folds galore so she's fun to colour.

I coloured Lucy Loo with Prismacolor pencils using a few Polychromos to shade the skin. The shape for the image was created by tracing a template and then fussy cutting. Before matting it in black cardstock, the background was coloured with two shades of blue Pan Pastel to create a watery effect. Dew Drops were used to create water bubbles and catch the light.

The background started as a 6x8" rectangle of white mixed media paper. Delphinium Blue and Freaky Frankenlime Starburst sprays were spritzed through Colorbox's Rounded stencil to tie in with the water and bubbles themes on the image. Ranger Jet Black Archival ink was sponged through TCW's Layered Circles stencil to create a scattered and random pattern. Joggles Background Noise Circles stamp was inked with Jet Black Archival and stamped here and there for more texture and another touch of black.A border was doodled around the outside edges with the circles coloured in with white paint pen. Blue gelato was applied to the inside of that border and smudged with a finger.

The sentiment was created on the computer, printed on white cardstock, and then matted with black. The open loops of the letter e were coloured in with black pen to add another detail. The image and part of the sentiment were popped up on foam tape and applied to the background. The outside edge of the background was edged with black Big Brush pen, a few more dew drops were added to the stamped circles, and the entire piece was matted with black cardstock to frame it and tie the layers together.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Lucy Loo and I appreciate that. To see other projects created with today's new release, Lucy Loo Lotus Leaf, please visit The East Wind Facebook page where others on the DT will be displaying their fabulous makes. I just love how varied they are....tons of inspiration. We can't wait to see what you create!

Life is good; so is art.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is beautiful and you have made it look so magical. Love it!