Sunday, June 19, 2016

A change in latitude ~ Inspired by a Bloobel Stamps image

Hi everyone. You know how much I love Lisa Graham's fabulous Bloobel Stamps images and she has a whole bunch of new must haves. I made a little visit to her site and snagged me a whole slew of inspiration :) I couldn't wait to colour this little cutie called Bon Voyage. I just love the look on her face and her battered old suitcase.

I coloured her with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. She looks a little nervous and a lot excited...and makes me smile. She was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then adhered to black cardstock. She was trimmed out again leaving a narrow black border which frames her and allows her to stand out from the background. She was then popped up on foam tape to create dimension.

The background started with a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of map printed designer paper. Stampotique's Circle Cubes stamp was applied to the background with Jet Black Archival Ink. The same ink was used to stamp black splatters as well. White Texture Paste was scraped through TCW's Tile Texture stencil in various places. To give my little friend a place to stand and also to extend the travel theme, air mail themed washi tape was mounted to white cardstock and then cut into two fishtail flags. They were then matted with black cardstock and adhered to the background. Travel ephemera was tacked together with a little glue and then matted with black as a whole. This was positioned so that she overlapped the cluster which prevents it from "floating".

A small wooden Journey tag was placed so it overlapped the top washi flag. The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock, cut apart, and matted with black cardstock. Foam tape attached to the back of each word created dimension and shadow around each one. Two punched photo corners were placed in opposite corners and a border was doodled around the edges. Black Big Brush pen was used to edge the outsides and take away the white edge. It was then matted with black cardstock to create a frame.

Thanks for joining my happy traveller and me today. We appreciate that! To see more of Lisa's fabulous images, be sure to pop by her Bloobel Stamps site. There are so many wonderful images to get to know!

Life is good; so is art.

1 comment:

Carole J said...

Love this image, and you made the perfect background, Bonnie! The sentiment makes me smile, too.