Sunday, March 01, 2015

RSD Progressive Challenge on Sparkle and Glitter

Hi everyone. I don't know about you but I am so happy that February is over! In our area of Ontario, we broke all kinds of records for cold temperatures so it seemed like a long month...not my favourite month to begin with. Anyway, now it's March and that much closer to spring! It also marks the beginning of the next Part 1 of the Progressive Challenge on Rick St. Dennis' Sparkle and Glitter blog. Since it is the first month, you can enter with any RSD image but we are following an Easter or Spring theme.

I chose to feature Whack.a.doo Easter Bunny, in part because he makes me smile, and in part because to me he seems to call out for bright spring colours which make me happy. I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils using short choppy strokes for his fur and fussy cut him leaving a narrow white border. He was matted in black cardstock, trimmed again, and mounted with foam squares for dimension.

On a piece of mixed media paper, white embossing paste was scraped through TCW's mini Chicken Wire template in several places and allowed to dry thoroughly.The coloured background was created by liberally spraying Yellow Rose of Texas and Delphinium Blue Lindy's Starburst sprays over the embossing paste to cover the white paper. Where the colours blended, a gorgeous green emerged. Once that was dried, Memento Dandelion and Ranger Forget-me-Not Archival inks were used to stamp text and line patterns onto the smooth areas to add texture without being busy. Several eggs from a Tumble Fish collage set were sized, printed, and fussy cut. Each was then edged in black Big Brush pen. Some were adhered flat to the page and others were popped up on foam to create dimension and depth.

Green dotty washi tape was adhered to white cardstock to take away the transparency and then layered under my wacky friend to ground him. Another length was folded like a tab and attached to the underside of the matted sentiment. The sentiment, from Create With TLC, was printed on white cardstock, torn around, and matted with black. It was then adhered with foam tape. Three half circles were punched from black and given white paint dots before being adhered to the top right corner of the spread.

To complete this mixed media layout, doodling and outlining were done with a black Micron pen. A length of scalloped border was punched from black and adhered to the left side. The scallops mimic the half circles and the black ties in with the top corner. To complete the visual triangle of black accents, two enamel dots were added to the green washi tape at the bottom right. The edges of the page were inked with black Big Brush pen before the background was matted with black cardstock to frame it and provide contrast to the bright colours.

Thanks for joining Whack.a.doo Bunny and me today. We're glad you did! When you get a minute, pop over to the Sparkle and Glitter blog to see the rest of Team A's projects for this Spring/Easter Progressive challenge. We would love to have you play along with us. Remember, if you do you will receive next month's image free...BONUS!

Life is good; so is art.

1 comment:

Deborah Frings said...

Love it! Such a bright and jolly Easter layout. Love the texture and colours in the backgorund. And the words on the eggs really made me smile. Fabulous.