Sunday, 6 April 2014

Aurora Easter Egg Hunt Goes Mixed Media!

Hi everyone! It's my chance to share my DT project created for the TEW April 1 Challenge with this month's fabulous freebie, Aurora Easter Egg Hunt. if you subscribe to the newsletter, you have already received her with the April 1 edition. If not, you can subscribe by clicking the little button on the right hand sidebar of the challenge blog. I love this adorable image and she became the inspiration for my "E is for Eggs" Altered Dictionary page. Aurora was coloured with Prismacolor pencils, fussy cut with a narrow white border, and then matted with a narrow black one. I often do this when my background is busy in order to give the image more weight and allow it to contrast with the background. Aurora was popped up on foam tape to give her added dimension and let the viewer know that she is the star of the spread.

The dictionary, a thrift store find, has a two page spread for each letter (almost)...not quite finished yet. The pages are glued to the ones next to them and covered with gesso to tone down the text, give strength to the pages, and make them stand up to the many different media I throw on them. On this spread, I used watercolour crayons, gelatos, big brush pens, stencilling, and stamping. I also fussy cut some wonderful egg images from Tumble Fish Studios so that Aurora would have lovely companions. No wonder she is "eggcited"" !

The two sentiments come from Create With TLC and seem to suit the pages perfectly. A little washi tape, some doodling, and rub ons, and Aurora and I declared the pages finished :) Look at how happy she looks in her new setting.

I hope you will join in the current challenge, Use a Sentiment, on TheEastWind blog. The theme is Use a Sentiment and there are already some fabulous entries. If you stay tuned to this blog, you will see each of the DT projects... inspiration galore.You are welcome to use any image but if you use one of Unky's fabulous images from her Etsy store,you get a second chance to win because you can link once to your post and a second time to your blog.

Thanks for visiting. I hope we see you in the thumbnails!

Bonnie Irvine

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