Today is my first turn at sharing an inspiration post over at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog. Besides the two challenges a month, there are also tutorials and inspiration projects posted almost every day. It's really worth taking a look if you haven't stopped by yet!
I made a little hanging using Wendy's fabulous image called Abi Ballerina. Can you believe it is offered as a freebie over on the blog? You can find it right HERE, along with the rules for use. There is also another version of this sweet image in the All Dressed Up Shop right HERE.
I had lots of fun making this one. It's the first time I've used watercolors and the first time I've used Twinkling H20s. I will definitely be using more of these two mediums in the future!
I printed this image "fit to page" on 8 1/2 X 11 watercolor paper. I colored it in using a combination of the watercolors and H20s. When it was dry I adhered the watercolor paper to a heavy chipboard base. The flowers and leaves were cut from watercolor paper as well, and then colored with the H20s. What a beautiful shimmer those paints have! Iridescent sequins were randomly added to the background. Finally, I added eyelets at the top to string the ribbon for hanging.
I hope you like what I've done! Please let me know if you have any questions! Happy days of JOY to you all! :o)
This photo shows a bit of the wonderful shimmer:
Image: Abi Ballerina;
Die: Memory Box - Cherry Blossom,
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Tattered Pinecone;
Punch: EK Success - Mini Flower Punch;
My Stash: Sequins, Watercolors, Watercolor Paper.
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