Monday, June 15, 2015

Sweet Pea Stamps FB Progressive Challenge Part 2

Today marks the beginning of Part 2 of the Progressive Challenge at Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans Facebook group. If you played along with Part 1, you will have already received this adorable image by Karen Middleton called Mushroom Fairie which is the required image for this segment of the challenge.

I coloured Mushroom Fairy with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. Clear Wink of Stella was added to her wings to create a lovely glimmer...and a little magic. She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and was also given a black cardstock mat. Foam squares were added to the back of the image to pop her up and add dimension to the scene.

The background began with patterned paper. Latin text was stamped over that background with Tree Branch Archival ink. White embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Mini Netting stencil. It was then lightly coloured with Vintage Photo Distress ink. A crumpled and torn piece of TH Kraft Glassine paper was added to the bottom of the background to create the ground on which Mushroom Fairie would sit. Die cut leaf flourishes cut from dotty paper were added to the sides and punched butterflies and flowers were layered onto the background. Gems were adhered to the center of the flowers and beads to the butterfly bodies.

Black Big Brush pen was used to edge the patterned paper rectangle before it was matted with kraft and black cardstock to frame it. The final touch was to add a sticker sentiment which was also matted with black cardstock.

Thanks so much for joining Mushroom Fairie and me today. We are happy that you did. When you get a chance, pop over to the Sweet Pea Stamps FB group to see other awesome creations by some of the DT members. We would love to see you play along. If you didn't receive the image free for playing along last time, you can still purchase it at Sweet Pea Stamps and join us. While you are there, I'll bet you find many 'must-haves' in the huge selection Lynette carries.

Life is good; so is art.

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