Hello! I had said earlier in the year that I was going to try to participate in some challenges this year and so far, although I haven't played along as much as I would like, I have really enjoyed the ones I have participated in and this one was no different! So much inspiration by all the other participants as well as the DT of course. As soon as I saw the inspiration graphic for this challenge, I knew I just had to have a go. So here it is...
The challenge over at More than Words is as follows:
Word Inspiration - FRIENDS
Creative Challenge - CIRCLES
Here is my take on the challenge:
The image is my beautiful sister, Renee. She really is my best friend and I would not be where I am today without her! She never really gets to hear me say it, but, I really do love you Bean. (yeah, I know I know... puke). Ok, moving on!
I started with a piece of 12 x 12 watercolour paper and some random lids which I have used like stamps to give me the circles. I used lots of water and gelato's, neocolor II and a black water soluable marker until I was happy with the background. I love the challenge of trying to make something look 3D, when its actually totally flat!
I used some Seth Apter stamps inside my circles and a Kaisercraft harlequin stamp and a mini text stamp in the background.
I used my Prima distressing tool to scratch around the edges of the photo and layered a Whichcraft white chipboard Grid Mesh Circle Frame that I had painted black with distress paint over the top (the title is also a Whichcraft piece).
I embellished the frame with my favorite bubbly beads which I thought were perfect for this challenge :) (and almost every project I do ;) )
These beads are soooo reflective, if you look closely you can see my reflection in them :)
Thanks for stopping by xx