This is for Robin's fun "Southwestern" challenge. I have taken my inspiration from the colour palette of the southwest and two of Polly's recent challenges.
When I do extra messy and watery mixed media backgrounds, I do a full A4 sheet of cardstock and keep the left overs in my stash, in this case I used 4 glossy photo cards 4"x 6". The glossy card was dunked in a big puddle of mermaid lagoon Distress spray stain. I added some turquoise Dylusions spray to freshen up the puddle of ink when I dunked the last 2 pieces of glossy card.
To add texture to the panels, I flipped the flower stencil and smooched it into the card and I also cleaned the spatula that had remains of gesso and ink on it. As stand alone panels, neither of these would have looked good as cards, but I loved the colours and texture and thought I could die-cut some feathers.
Robins fun challenge is perfect opportunity to use the two left over panels and make a journal page.
I stamped this lovely Unity image (she is legless, just a top half) onto a large sheet of scrap paper and drew a long skirt in order to make a template. Then the challenge was to make the skirt using the 2 glossy card panels. The messy textured pattern on the glossy card didn't look right with straight cut edges, and then I remembered Polly's recent technique of tearing edges. Voila...thank's Pol!
I coloured Esmerelda with Prismacolour pencils, then highlighted her hair and blouse with Copics. Her skin was also done with pencils, then I gently wiped a foam blending tool with leftover walnut stain distress ink, then added a bit more pencil.
Thank you for looking and I hope you get a change to get inky and join us.
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 GMT Views: 1565
Registered: May 12, 2016 Location: NW Wisconsin Posts: 7663
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 @ 8:30 PM
Wow Susie! You could create an entire line of Southwest fashion if you ever get bored (which is highly unlikely) haha
Your color process & results are creative & stunning! Amazing beauty, my friend! :)
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Registered: October 26, 2009 Location: Oakhurst, near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Posts: 43456
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 @ 8:41 PM
Susie, this is so off the charts amazing!! For someone so far away and has no idea what Southwest style is you sure did a fantastic job of creating a gorgeous southwest skirt and top! The rich and famous (who love southwest styling) would be clamoring for this dress and you could charge thousands for it, LOL! BTW, Andy says to tell you that he would love to have you make him a shirt like that! You do such amazing work with those mixed media bg's mate! I'm so lucky to be related to you sistah!! Hee!
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9005
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 @ 10:07 PM
I am speechless, Susie. First, the woman looks so real...her hair and skin are gorgeous. The dress is beyond amazing. You would sell out your entire stock if you were a dress designer. This is over the top fantastic.