Friday, January 01, 2016

The East Wind Challenge #46 ~ Flag on the Play

Hi everyone. Happy New Year! I hope 2016 is good to you! We are starting the new year with a challenge over on The East Wind blog. Challenge #46 is called Flag on the Play so we want to see a banner, bunting, fishtail flag, or pennant shape somewhere on your project. Easy peasy, right? All of the TEW blog DT are using the freebie image from this month's TEW newsletter called Dancing with Polarbear. I love 'em!

I coloured the image with a combination of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. They were then fussycut leaving a narrow white border. Once matted with black cardstock and trimmed again, foam tape was added to the back to give them dimension.

The background began as a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of patterned paper. I have so much designer paper that I decided to make an effort to use some as the start of mixed media projects. Circle stamps were added with Cornflower Blue Archival ink. Splatter dots and an asterisk border were applied to the background with Cobalt Archival ink. White embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil for more texture. The two fishtail flags were hand cut from a border on the patterned paper. Two sizes of silver snowflakes were punched from metallic art paper and scattered over the background.

The sentiment was printed on white cardstock, trimmed, and matted with black. Each segment was popped up on foam tape. A Prima layered fabric flower was adhered to the top right corner. Two Idea-ology Typed Tokens were added with silver brads below the flower  and a tiny white ribbon bow bridged the gap. The outside edges of the background were inked with black Big Brush Pen. The background was then matted with black cardstock to frame it.

Thanks for popping by today. All three of us appreciate your fine company. To see the other fabulous DT creations, be sure to stop over at The East Wind Challenge blog. if you haven't already signed up for the newsletter and the monthly free image, you can do that while you are there.

Life is good; so is art.

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