Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Chessie's Advice ~ inspired by a Vera lane Studio image

Hi everyone! I decided to have a little Alice in Wonderland fun with today's art journal page. Last week, Janet from Vera Lane Studio released a fabulous new digi set called Cheshire Cat, Mouse, and Toad and I chose Chessie to star on my page.

 I coloured Chessie in Disney colours  using Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, and adding some Clear Wink of Stella to make his grin sparkle. He was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black, and fussy cut a second time leaving a narrow black border to help him show up against the background.

The background (6x6 inch watercolour paper, was spritzed with Lindy's Drop Dead Gorgeous Green and Jack in the Pulpit Teal Starburst Sprays so there is quite a shimmer to the page. The circle in the center of the page was created by applying Jet Black Archival Ink to Carabelle Studio The Geometriks #3 stamp. Extra dots were added outside the circle with the same ink and a Rubber Moon Inksplat stamp. Olive Green Archival Ink was used to stamp two of the leaf stamps from Bo Bunny Simply Flowers set to create the foliage at the top. A few of the leaves were coloured in with a Zig Clean Colour Brush pen to add variety. A tree limb was cut from kraft cardstock and shaded with Neocolor II crayons and water. A Neocolor II crayon was also applied with a waterbrush to shade inside the circle and beneath the branches, as well as around the page edges.

Small white flowers were punched from cardstock. The centers were coloured with Gelatos and water and the outer petal edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink before the enamel dot centers were added. Tiny leaves were cut from dotty cardstock and shaded with Olive Archival Ink before being adhered to the branches and limb. The wording was printed on white cardstock, matted with black. A scribbly border was added around the outsides of the page and the edges were darkened with Black Big Brush Pen to finish the page.

Thanks for joining Chessie and me today. We are glad that you virtually joined us :) When you get a chance, pop by the Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop to see Cheshire Cat's friends and relatives. There are so many images to spark ideas and keep you busy while you stay home. Stop by the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group for a chat or a look-see, too.

Life is good; so is art.

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