How we all doing then? Hope your week is going well.
Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments and kind words left on my last post.
I promised myself last week that I would have at least a few hours a week “just fun splash it about and see what happens crafting”. I have been looking around for a challenge to join in and by chance, as I was checking out a fabulous project made by Alison Hall The Crafty Trog on the PaperArtsy blog, I noticed their challenge. At the time, that challenge only had a couple of days to run. The current challenge has just been posted and it is “Dark to light, contrasts”. There are lots of inspirational photos attached to the challenge and all of them grabbed my imagination. Each piece prompting a thought or an idea one way or another.
So much fun.
I painted the background, graduating the colour from the plum to the yellow. So that is my dark to light. I thought this was a good idea until the paint started to dry as I was trying to blend the colours. I did add an extender which helped a little bit.
I then stamped the wording.
I used a thin water colour paper for the lady and stamped the head 3 times to get her hair really dark. I stamped the body, again 3 times, to try and get the shade of turquoise I wanted. Not quite the sky blue turquoise I wanted but it will have to do. Can you tell my obsessive tendencies were starting to creep in at this point! 🙂 Never a good sign. I also added some yellow to the pattern on her dress.
I thought it would be nice to have her looking up at the stars in the night sky. I had planned to paint in a moon but in my haste and excitement I completely forgot it!! lol! Anyway, to get her looking upwards, I chopped off her head and gave her a neck.
I pasted the lady pieces onto the background. I then painted around the edges with some diluted brown paint for a shadow effect and gave it all a coat of Mod Podge.
To finish off, I added some dark brown paint around the edges of the board and then spritzed it with water. I added the blue paint splashes and gave it all another coat of Mod Podge.
Thank you for looking.