Congrats to our Featured Entry and Winning Commenter of last week's linky party!
It's time for a new linky party to open at Make It Monday and our sponsor this week is the talented Kenny K. So what is the first for me? A scrapped digital image layout. I really had no idea where I was going with this image until I used SB's Arched Window One die to frame her. A light bulb went off and I set out to create a view from her window. My LO definitely evolved over the three days I worked on it. Last week was a bit rough and this project helped provide some creative therapy for me.
So who's the pretty lady in the frame? She's Kenny K's Elf Queen digital image and I absolutely love her! I colored her with Copic markers and added some detail to her hair with Faber-Castell Pitt Pens.
Here are a few ;) photos of the process and it does include another first for me...
I altered a MME glittered paper by sanding the
dp. It removed the glitter and left a faint
shimmer. I'm kind of liking this idea. :)
Then I used a silver Adirondack dabber to cover
the brown bg and polka dots. A water bottle was used
to soften some of the areas.
To build my castle wall I used a stencil - MPD
Brick Wall and modeling paste. Here's how I did
it-lay your stencil down and use an old
credit/gift card to apply the paste over the stencil.
I kept moving my stencil and repeating until I
was happy with my wall. Sorry the photo is so
dark, hopefully you can see the dimension
that modeling paste adds. Using a blow dryer
set to low I dried it then sprayed with various
ink sprays. For detail and shading I used
FC Pitt Pens in brown, dark
sepia and black shades.
To tone the silver down on the top part
of my LO I used a thin coat of white gesso
and brushed it on. I started applying
acrylic paint to create my background
and a script roller stamp came in handy
to add some detail.
Note: I used the metallic silver to create
depth under my brick wall and add a bit of shine.
The flowers on the right side were brought to life
with FC Pitt Pens. I kept adding layers
of color until I was happy with the look.
At this point my brick wall and background are
finished and I can move on to the embellishments.
Oops, almost forgot to show you how I made
the window frame.
I used my SB die as a template and drew around
the outer edge and roughly sketched the inside, fussy cut
it out and using my brick wall stencil again I sprayed
over it with Cappuccino Perfect Pearls on white cs.
I cut the bricks out individually and placed them
at interval spaces on my frame. The mortar
(modeling paste) was applied with a brush and
colored with FC Pitt Pens.
I used another SB die-On the Vine
Borderabilities (for my flowers to grow on)
which I sprayed with water to manipulate
the leaves. It was distressed with Vintage
Photo Distress Ink and a Unity stamp.
When looking to add texture with a stamp
choose one with no particular pattern
so you can use it all over. I randomly stamped
the paper flowers, background, brick wall,
and butterflies with it.
The next step was to use various sprays-shown are
Dylusions Cut Grass, Melted Chocolate and Perfect
Pearls Cappuccino-to give my vine an aged look. If the
color is too dark use water to dilute it in a mister.
Note: I always spray first on a scrap piece of paper to check
the true color of the ink before spraying it on my project.
The pretty Dusty Attic chipboard butterfly was
altered with Twinkling H20's as well as the wood
flourishes and leaves. I gave each a thin coat of gesso
first so they'd absorb the color better. Love the sparkle
A pretty gemstone butterfly by Recollections.
I altered the lace with gesso and
Adirondack Butterscotch ink spray
then added a row of pearl trim.
The miniature roses were in my stash already
and to get that beautiful blue shade I used H2O's
again. The remaining paper flowers are
I plan to frame this and keep it in my craft room. These are my happy colors-blue, yellow, green-and it will provide a bright spot for me and a reminder that beauty is every where.
Joining along with the following challenges:
(used a chipboard butterfly, lower right)
(I distressed my image, On the Vine die, flowers, washi tape, brick wall/window, etc.)
(used elf digital image)
(see photos above for detail on how I created my own background)
Edited: I do not have a POTW this week, my MIL passed away on Friday and my teamies were gracious to help me out with my commenting. I'll be back in a few days and will catch up with everyone then.
Thank you Kenny K for supplying digi's for the DT to create with!
For prize info please check the challenge blog HERE.
For more inspiration drop by my teamie's blogs and check out their amazing creations.
(Their links are on my right sidebar)