Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My Other Creations: Sunshine Girl

I have to say that I am absolutely in LOVE with this "Sunshine Girl" stamp that I discovered from Paperbag Studios.  I don't even remember how I stumbled onto this site, but it was a pretty dang good stumble. 

Here's a piece of wall art I made using the aforementioned Sunshine Girl stamp and this fabulous "impossible" sentiment stamp from Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous).  Can we ever get enough Tim Holtz?  I think not.

To make this creation, I stamped the girl image onto a piece of patterned paper (Close to My Heart) using black ink (Ranger Jet Black Archival ink).  I stamped the image again on a Post-it note, cut around it and put it on top of the other stamped image.  Now that my stamped girl was safely covered, I sprayed color mist inks all around her (Heidi Swapp and Dylusions brands).

After that dried and I unmasked the image, I colored her face in with markers (Spectrum Noir) and used pink chalk on her cheeks.  I also colored her headband in with some watercolor pencils (Faber-Castell).

Next I stamped the Tim Holtz sentiment onto some My Mind's Eye paper (again with the Ranger Jet Black Archival ink), cut it out, glued some lace behind it, then adhered the whole thing onto background paper from My Mind's Eye and Prima.  I finished it off by adding some butterflies using Martha Stewart butterfly punches. 

This was a fun project and just the little boost I needed as I recovered from an unfortunate injury.  I won't bore you with the details, but suffice it to say that it involved a frozen popsicle and my lips and was very reminiscent of that scene from "The Christmas Story" involving a tongue and a frozen pole.  Who knew these things could really happen?  Totally not as funny in real life.

Craft on, friends!