Wednesday, 17 August 2016

More Than Words August Challenge - Friends and Circles

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

25 comments:

  1. This is fabulous! I love that cool background and it's wonderful you chose your sister as your friend for this challenge! Thanks for joining us at More Than Words this month.

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    1. Hi Heather, thank you so much for taking a look, I had so much fun with this project. I appreciate your comments very much x

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  2. Oooh I love everything about this Kerry. Those circles you've created look fabulous, a brilliant take on our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than a words.

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    1. Hi Di. You are such an inspiration to me, I am so glad you like what i have created, your comments mean alot, thank you x

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  3. Kerry girl....you rocked this challenge with your fabulous take on the creative challenge of circles. I love this piece! Gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing your art with us at More Than Words.

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    1. Thank you so much Joyce, i really had fun with this, i really appreciate your comment x

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  4. Talking about circles , you made them perfect Kerry . Some standing out, some in the back, super! Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words.

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    1. Thanks so much Wilma. This was such an inspiring challenge, thank you for your comment x

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  5. Stunning Layout.. love the circles..

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    1. Thanks Lizzyc, i do love circles, thanks for stopping by and commenting x

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  6. The texture you created in your circles is so gorgeous! Thank you for playing with us at More than words!

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    1. Thank you so much Caroline. The challenge was so much fun, I appreciate your comment x

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  7. WOW! I love those circles on the background!! Such a gorgeous page! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

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    1. Thank you Nicole, I am just a little bit fascinated with circles so i really loved this challenge, thank you for your comment :)

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  8. Absolutely. Love. This!!!!!! Thank you for playing with us at More Than Words!

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    1. Thanks so much, i had alot of fun creating it and i appreciate you taking a look x

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  9. SERIOUSLY ♥ your background!
    Thanks for joining in over @ More Than Words this month! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Rachael, i appreciate that very much x

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  10. wow!!!
    love how you have create that brilliant background! fantastic page!
    thanks for playing with us at More Than WOrds!

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    1. Thank you so much, i had alot of fun, thanks for taking the time to comment, i appreciate it x

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  11. I love this!! That your sister is your best friend is awesome! I also love the composition! Well done! All the best from MTW! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, I had alot of fun, and i appreciate your comment, thank you x

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  12. Beautiful!! Great job! Thanks for playing with us at More Than Words.

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