Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunshine on a Winter's Day

This is my first project for the Creative Everyday February Challenge.  The theme is light. 

The background colors you will recognize. Remember that purple paint I mixed too much of a while back? I didn't want to waste it.  I think I only have one more background made with this paint.  

The purple with bits of green reminded me of winter.  I used a  Tim Holtz texture fades embossing folder and cut it to make a stencil which is how I made the gold sunshine.  I added glitter for a little extra umph.  The trees are a Crafter's Workshop stencil and the leaves on the right are part of a Dylusions stencil.  

They were a little too green so I stenciled over them with a little gesso to make them look like they'd been snowed on a bit.  In Tennessee, the weather is wacky.  I have buttercup buds in my yard and we had snow flurries yesterday.  So green leaves with snow is not a stretch where I live.

The bird is from Hero Arts.  It's a design with different newspaper prints making up the bird.  It's a cool stamp that I borrowed from my friend, Dot.

I've been working on lettering from time to time and this idea for the wavy lines writing was in a video I saw about lettering.  I can't seem to get my gel pen to write on acrylic paint.   I'm still on the hunt for the fine tipped water based white Sharpie poster board marker. I'm hoping it will work better on acrylic paint.  We shall see.  What did you create this weekend?

1 comment:

  1. Lovely pages ~ dazzling colors and love the bird ~

    Carol of: A Creative Harbor ^_^