We gals at Aurora Wings were thrilled with the turnout for our very first challenge and are excited to announce Challenge 2 today. Our theme this time is MONOCHROMATIC.
Color schemes that are derived from a single base hue, and extended using the shades, tones and tints of that hue.
I've chosen the beautiful Steampunk Girl with Doll. She's also available with a full background HERE. Have to say she is about the most challenging digi I've ever colored but I'm very pleased with the outcome. I've used about every E shade of Copics I own in keeping with the Steampunk feel. My original plan was to decoupage her a bit, but after several days of coloring, I just added a small Prima rose (colored with Copics to match) and some pearls to her hat and earrings and called her done. She's fussy cut and popped atop one side of a story book I cut with my Cricut using the My Community cartridge.
The other side has a variety of Steampunk die cuts from Tim Holtz and Spellbinders grunged up a bit with Distress Ink and Rub'n Buff. the metal bits are also Tim Holtz with flowers from Petaloo and Prima. The hand crocheted antique doily came from a collection I brought home from my Mother-in-law's who passed away on Christmas.
Here's the dimensional shot. The ruffled zipper trim at the bottom of her dress is from Melissa Frances and I dyed some adhesive crocheted lace with Distress Ink for the final layer underneath. The book pages were distressed on the edges and stamped with a huge Heartfelt Creations script stamp (but only the edges of it) to look like the center of the text had been cut out. The DP's are DCWV. It's been awhile since I've done something this involved but I'm thrilled with how it came out. My DT Sisters all have amazing creations so please visit the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog to view their gorgeous projects and scroll down to see the fabulous winners of Challenge 1. Hope to see you all again for our second challenge.
I'm entering this in the Simon Says Monday Big Stamp challenge (the large script stamp on the edges of the book pages), Fairytale Stampers Bingo Challenge (using lace, ribbon (the bookmark) and pearls), Crafty Catz "B" is for (brown or book), PunkYouGirl Lavish Lace, Really Reasonable Ribbon Monochrome and Ribbon, SanDee and amelie's Favorite Technique Goes Steampunk (3 dimensional shaped projects using die cuts, digis and metal bits and bobs), 613 Avenue Create ATG, Love to Create Monochromatic with a Ribbon Twist, and Left of Center ATG Dark themed, and Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers "E" is for Embellishment (couldn't miss a challenge there, even if this one isn't snarky).