Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A little space ~ RSD Progressive Challenge

Hi everyone! Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians, It's a brand new month and that means that the Progressive Challenge at Sparkle and Glitter begins anew. We are back to Part One which means any Rick St. Dennis image used on a project meets the challenge criteria. This month I combined two RSD images on a mixed media spread, keeping the background simple to let the images take center stage.

The first image I used comes from the Boys Digi sheet found in Rick's Zibbet shop. This sheey has several really cute boy images and I chose the Astrokid. I coloured him with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. He was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then popped up on foam squares.

The second image I used comes from a brand new digi sheet called Bonnie's Celestial Collection. I had asked Rick for a sun and a moon image and not only did he deliver that in fabulous fashion but he also added fabulous clouds, stars, and seconds of both the sun and moon. I love this sheet and have tons of ideas on how to use each image over and over again. Huge thanks to Rick for this! I coloured Mr. Moon with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and fussy cut him in the same manner as Astrokid with a narrow white border. He has the most fantastic face! mr. Moon was also popped up on foam squares for added dimension.

The background began as a 6x8" rectangle of black cardstock. Yellow acrylic paint was mixed with white embossing paste and then scraped through TCW's Random Stars stencil with a palette knife. I love the contrast with the black background as well as the dimension from the raised embossing paste. Once dry, the images were adhered to the background with sections of cheesecloth behind them, both for texture and atmosphere (pun intended). The sentiment was computer generated, printed on white cardstock, trimmed, and popped up on foam. To frame the spread, it was matted on yellow and black rectangles of cardstock.

Thanks for joining Astrokid, Mr. Moon, and me today. We appreciate you taking the time to do that. To see the rest of Team A's awesome projects for Rick's new Progressive Challenge Part One, pop over to the Sparkle and Glitter blog. We would love to have you join us. remember, if you play along with Part One, next month you will receive the Part Two image free.

Life is good; so is art.

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