This weeks sponsor is the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet and the winners prize is all the images the DT used in challenge #188.
Here is my creation for this weeks challenge.
I decided to try something different this week - I wanted to get back to my 'grungy' crafty style. Be a bit more natural to myself rather than trying to force something which basically - I'm just not!!
I have come to the conclusion that any image can be used by any crafter regarding their personal style. Over the past few months I've felt like I had to craft a certain way because of the image I was using. Soooooo, I have decided not to think about it like that in the future. Be me. Craft MY way.
So, that is what I did with this image.
I hid my ProMarkers and got out my scrummy coloured pencils. And not just any coloured pencils.... my fabulous metallic coloured pencils.... and got to work.
I wanted to give the image a 'Degas' feel to it. I love Degas' dancers. They are some of my favourite works of art. I wanted to create a dreamy feel, a splash, line, area of colour rather than a concentrated, focused, 'stick to in between the lines' colouring. And I thought the best medium for that was pencils.
I coloured in the image using greens, blues and purples. Then I tore around the image to 'cut' it out.
I didn't want to just 'plonk' the image on to a standard size card. I chose a piece of mount board to work with.
I painted it with a olive coloured emulsion paint. I randomly stamped the background with a honeycomb stamp from Indigoblu then heat embossed it with white sparkle embossing powder.
I collected bits of ribbons and lace and stuck them along the bottom and up the side of the mount board.
I die cut some flowers from different fabrics, inked them and made a rosette by layering them together.
Then I inked around the edges of the torn image and stuck it in down. I took some blue satin ribbon and made a criss-cross pattern in the top corner to mimic the ballet shoes. I then painted it with distress inks.
I took a piece of muslin cloth and cut it in to small squares and frayed the edges.
* Distress Inks, Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China.
* White sparkle embossing powder.
* Blue satin ribbon.
* Muslin cloth.
* Different fabrics to create rosette.
* Spellbinders flower die.
* Honeycomb background stamp from Indigoblu.
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Thanks for looking, hope to see you soon, toodles.