Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Swirlydoos Challenges for April

I LOVE challenges, and here are a couple of things I created for the challenges at Swirlydoos this month.

"Smooch" Layout
I made this for the "Round Robin" challenge. I was so honored to be a part of this team- Peggy and Andie both made such works of art, and when it was my turn to "lift", this is what I was able to come up with, and I did it in less than an hour!

And, here's a funny little story: At the top of the layout, I used gesso and a stencil because that was part of the lift. Here's a close up:

And, boy did I screw that up- I put too much gesso or the stencil lifted, I can't tell which, but it totally looked like junk- so blurry. Then, an idea popped into my head as I sat there thinking I was going to have to throw away a beautiful piece of Glitz paper: I could use the Timmy Distress Markers to color it in! Well, that was a good idea, until I actually did it- apparently I suck at coloring too! I was really upset with myself, and then I remembered that the markers are water-based, and used a water pen over the markers, and I saved my page! 

"Love" Card

This month, Linda is holding a "Spring Cleaning" challenge that requires us to pull out a past kit that we are saving or just haven't had a chance to use yet, and USE IT! I chose to open up the Chanteuse spotlight kit and make something, and came up with this card. I have been hoarding this paper for months! I used a Tattered Angels alphabet frame and inked it up with both distress, chalk and Staz-On inks to get it to look like that. The title is Dusty Attic- I used both Shabby Pink and the new Pink Glitz Smooch on it. I painted the butterfly with Shimmerz for a nice sheer look. I love the look of natural wood!

1 comment:

Sandi Clarkson said...

I would never have known about the screw up cause it looks awesome to me!