Thursday, July 09, 2015

Adjust Your Broom ~ a Rick St. Dennis project

Hi all. It's my turn to post on Rick St. Dennis' Sparkle and Glitter blog today so I'm sharing this project here as well. As part of the fabulous digi sheet called Bonnie's Celestial Collection, Rick created this fabulous wind cloud image. I searched through his collection of over 1200 images on Zibbet and found so many that would combine beautifully with it, finally settling on this awesome witch called Dust Witch. I love the story that the two images tell with the wind trying to get the best of her and Dusty standing right up to him.

I coloured both images with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. I chose muted  'dusty colours' for the witch which is unusual for me but seemed to work. They were then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, and matted with black to define them and lend strength when they were popped up on foam tape.

The background began as a  5.25 x 8 inch rectangle of black cardstock which was embossed with a swirl folder to mimic the dust flying about and repeat the pattern on the wind cloud.. The raised embossing was then highlighted with Treasure Silver, Copper, and Gold applied with my fingers. It has a gorgeous gleam and the light reflects off the swirls beautifully.

The black embossed rectangle was matted first with silver foil cardstock and then plain black cardstock. While I find it difficult to capture the shine, it's very cool in real life. The sentiment, a twist on the original which advises adjusting our sails, was computer generated, printed on white cardstock, and edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink to fit in with the dusty dirty theme. The segments were adhered to the background with foam tape and I called it done.

Thanks for joining Dusty, Mr. Wind, and me today. We are happy you dropped by. I can't wait to use more of those fabulous celestial images on another creation..or two...or three...LOL

Life is good; so is art.

1 comment:

Rick said...

wonderful project and clever-love the senti and the muted colours-just all works so well together-glad the cellestials have worked so well for you-Thanks-Rick