Its been a lot of fun (and work ;) ) creating things I hope people will find delight in looking at and perhaps purchasing for market. The super thing is I can do this while knocking out some assignments at the same time - bonus!!
This month we have another Mood Board Challenge going at ScrapFX for fans to join in on. There isn't a need to have ScrapFX product to participate - super cool if you do though!! The Designers all partake in the challenge as well and post their take on the board as well as the twist given by the board creator - gotta have a twist to make it more interesting, right? This month's twist is to use stencils, easy peasy except there are so many splendid ScrapFX stencils its hard to narrow down which to choose.
For my take I was inspired by the rainbow colors, of course, I mean how could I not be??!! This blog oozes color - ha! Then I was also inspired by the eye on the board and that spun in to the creation of the girlie on this canvas - from there I let my imagination go wild giving her a little scene. Since I don't live near the ocean, like the board image shows I went with the country life instead. :D
* I will share this piece isn't fully finished. Its about 95% done and there are still some finishing details I want to fuss around with to complete it. Not wanting to force and be unhappy with the finished result I left it as it was for now and will have it complete by the end of the month when I post my personal reveal.
I created my girlie's afro by using the ScrapFX Cogs Stamp with some colored heavy gesso and stamping it onto the canvas. I then went back in with watercolor once this was completely dry to fill in the rest of the color. In the background I used the Random Dots stencil to give the sky some texture and I went around the girl's head with some glitter glue to help it stand out against it. I wish this showed up better....arrrgghh!!
Here you can see the Crosswords Stencil in action. This was the first time I'd used it and I really am diggin' the effect it gave and the ease of use - I thought perhaps I'd have a struggle controlling where I put the paste, but nope. Maybe my circle obsession will be shared with squares now - teehee!! I adore those little chippie apples and kind of wish they were sold on their own....hmmm... maybe I shall suggest that. Some stamping and lots of paint layers make up the grassy areas along with some pen work.
And that is where I've left off. Still not exactly sure what details I'm going to add but have been playing with a few things here and there. Any suggestions of what you think miht just absolutely make this? I'm thinking I may want to add text or a quote or a ScrapFX wordlet - just can't decide what will fit yet. The grassy areas need to be broken up more......sky too..... so holla' if you have ideas I'd love to hear them. :) I'd also love to see you playing along with the challenge!!! This is the last one we'll be having for a couple months as we head in to the Christmas and holiday season so get in while you can for your chance to win some great goodies!!!
Until next time, take good care and thanks so much for stopping by!