Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Rapunzel ~ New Facebook Contest theme at The East Wind

Hi everyone. On the 21st of each month, we begin a new Facebook contest on The East Wind Facebook group. The theme for this contest is Once Upon a Time so we want to see you use an East Wind image starring in a project with a Fairy Tale or Story Book theme. While there are some images in the shop which are clearly fairy tale or storybook related (Alice in Wonderland for example), there are tons of other images which could be used to depict a fairy tale/story book character. I decided to go that route.

 Thinking that with her long braid she made a wonderful Rapunzel, I coloured Aurora Daisy Kiss with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. The dots in the flower centers were created with Buttercup Liquid Pearls...gorgeous little spots of pearlescent colour. I extended the circle shape from the bottom of the image because I wanted to create the illusion of Rapunzel standing in a window in the tower. Then I coloured in the background within the circle with black Pitt pen. When I cut her out, I had the window disappear behind her head at the top.Her braid also appears to be this side of the window.

The background of the tower began as a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of gray cardstock. Using a TCW Mini bricks stencil, white embossing paste was loosely mixed with both Nougat and Mocha Fresco Finish paints and scraped through the bricks. By not mixing the colours thoroughly, I got the variation in colour that made the bricks more realistic looking.

Once that was dry, two shades of green vines die cut  with Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish were adhered to the brick. Three pink mulberry flowers were scattered on the vines. The sentiment was computer generated onto cream cardstock and die cut with an MFT die. Faux stitching and a black mat were added to the sentiment before it was popped up on foam like Rapunzel. A die cut black border was added to the bottom edge before a black mat was used to frame the entire piece.

Thanks for joining Rapunzel and me today. She's so happy she'll even let you use the stairs rather than having to climb her hair to visit. Be sure to pop by The East Wind Facebook page to check out the other DT projects created for this contest. We would love to have you join us and play along. I can't wait to see where your imagination takes you!

Life is good; so is art.


DonnaMundinger said...

What a fab idea to use her as Rapunzel! Love the tower you've created with the fab vines and flowers and I swear those bricks look real. AMAZING! xxD

Rhodidodi said...

I love the way the colour of her hair pops out on the page