Sheri's challenge this month involved us using the Pantone colors of Serenity and Snorkel Blue. Well since I didn't have either of those colors, it allowed me to get out my paints and go to town mixing and playing! I came up with the closest I could with both colors. Then we were to use circles in some way. As a rule, I don't like things like polka dots, but since doing mixed media, I have grown to love using circles in projects in any fashion. They have become FUN!!!
I began this tag with a coat of gesso and then laid down a few pieces of book page and washi tape. I then took my mixed version of Sheri's Pantones and just started layering down with brush, fingers and art knife. I love seeing what kind of texture I will come up with. I then knocked it back a little bit with a little bit more of watered down gesso. I then took one of my favorite stencils, which is a bubble stencil from Donna Downey and put some of my homemade texture paste through for some texture and the required element. I then took some of my all time favorite Daler Rowney Pearlescent Ink in Galactic Blue and some Inka Gold in Steel Blue and dripped scraped and shaded here and there.
I had some emphemera, scapbook papers and gelli print papers that I used to make further circles and the took the cute little wooden element, and metal heart and added as well. I added the stick on "Hope" with some ribbon and voila!
This was a quick tag this month, BUT I guess it had to be huh? LOLOL I feel terrible because I didn't get to do my Pick A Stick Challenge, but I've got a whole other month coming to me....they just keep coming! LOLOL
I feel very blessed because I had a lady at work that commissioned me to do a large canvas for her son and soon to be daughter-in-law's wedding! I'm so excited and I hope I do it justice. I will be posting some snips from it or at least the finished project.
I will be flying home next month.....YIPPEEEEEEE.....to see my family in Santa Fe, NM and I am so, so excited. It's been three years since I went home so I am about to bust something! LOLOL I have been working on some projects that have been taking a lot of my time as well to take home to my stepmom. I did her a piece a couple of years ago and at that time she wanted me to do three more and I was like, oh sure, no problem! Well.......that was three years ago! LOLOLOL So I am making it good and going to take them home with me when I go! I will be posting those soon as well!
I hope everyone is gearing up for summer! It's full fledged here in Georgia! It was 92 degrees when I went out earlier! Yikes!!! Imagine what the dead of summer will look like???? GULP!
I hope you guys have an AWESOME weekend filled with lots of fun! Blessings