Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SDC265: Favorite Stamp

Getting back into the swing of things, I have another DT offering for you. 
This time, it's for the new challenge at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.
The new theme is to create a project using your favorite Stampotique stamp.

Now asking me to choose my very favorite stamp from Stampotique
 is like asking me to choose a favorite child or pet. It is virtually impossible
to choose just one. I used four Stampotique stamps for this project.

I began with an all-time favorite Torrente girl, Perl #6071.
Perl is awesome enough all by herself, but I added another
favorite stamp, the Bat Like Wings #6131 to make her even more
sinister and devilish. These wings have that effect on nearly everyone... 

After fussy cutting Perl and her wings, I glued them to her and 
mounted her onto a background I made using Color Burst powders. 

I also used the great Altered Curiosities #7244, but broke it up
to fit the background. I outlined it with a white pen to help it
show up a bit better.
Lastly, I used the Circled Circle #10038 image with white embossing powder
on a black card base. I also splattered various Lindy's sprays and white Dylusions 
to add more interest to the base layer.

Such a fun project!
Hope you're  inspired to play along, or at leat drop by the 
Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog to see all the magnificent
eye candy/inspiration.    

Monday, January 16, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #42: Asian Inspired

Wow! Here it is 2017, and my very first post in months.
I have missed sharing my art, but since I started working 
last September, I wasn't able to create much, so there really
wasn't much to share.
I quit my shitty job, and am getting ready to embark on a new 
career path very soon. In the mean time, I have located my mojo,
and am creating like a mad woman. I even finished some older
projects that have been collecting dust for months, if not a year or more.

The new challenge over at the Aurora Wings challenge blog is 

I have loved this image since I first saw it, but when my incredibly talented
DT sisters have created with it they do such an amazing job I was afraid I
couldn't do it justice. I gave it a go anyway...

I have used the beautiful, Chrysanthemum Festival image,
available in the Aurora Wings etsy shop.

As is my usual style, I have chosen to work with very non traditional colors.
I'm in the mood for some bright, springtime colors. 

I used pinks to give a nice contrast to the heavily saturated purple and blue green.

After coloring, I used some stitched rectangle dies and a complimentary
designer paper to finish it all off.
I have such a hard time embellishing these gorgeous images. 
I think they stand alone as a stunning focal point to any project.
And besides, I don't have any cool Asian themed dies or embellies, anyway...

Thanks for stopping by today.
Be sure to drop by the Aurora Wings challenge blog to see more
eye candy and samples for the new theme of 2017!!