Saturday, January 16, 2016

Limited Edition ~ inspired by Bloobel Stamps

Hi everyone. Don't you just love this guy? He makes me laugh. I think it's partly the look on his face, partly the incongruity between his "proper" mustache and that pink tutu. Whatever it is, he needed to be the star of his own mixed media page. His name is Moustache Ballerina and he was created by the talented Lisa Bloobel Graham of Bloobel Stamps. Since he reminds me a bit of the great John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda, I have named him John.

I coloured John with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and used a flat black rhinestone for each eye. John was fussy cut leaving my usual narrow white border and then matted with black and trimmed out again. Foam tape was added to the back to give John a little lift (ballet pun intended) and add dimension and shadow once the image was placed on the background.

The 6x 8 inch mixed media paper for the background was spritzed with Lindy's Starburst sprays in Marigold Yellow Orange, Cocklebells Coral, and Autumn Maple Crimson straight onto the paper and then through Dylusions Blocks stencil. Various stamps were added usingVermillion, Rocket Red Gold, and Magenta Hue Archival inks. Black embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Spinning Tops stencil. Three lengths of washi tape applied to white cardstock and matted with black were used to create John's stage. Another length was added to the left side of the background.

The computer generated sentiment was printed on white paper, cut apart, and matted with black cardstock. Each section was then popped up on foam tape. A small punched section of border was added under the words Limited Edition for emphasis. Three flat back pearls were added to each side of the steps and outlining was done with a black pen. A border was also added around the outside of the piece. To finish off, Black Big Brush pen was used to edge the background before it was matted with black cardstock to frame the page.

Thanks so much for joining John and me today. I had so much fun putting this one together. I hope that you are celebrating being a limited edition just like John is. For more of these fabulous whimsical images, be sure and visit Bloobel Stamps Etsy store.

Life is good; so is art.


~ginny said...

OMGawd - what a fun character! and that sentiment is so fitting!

Sari / Granne said...

These digis are such a happy digis, they just bring out the smile ... loving your combination of bright colours with touch of black. And that ballerina, oh my, LOL.