Sunday, December 7, 2014
Lacy Sunshine Holiday Joy
A new challenge starts today on the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog and the theme is Holiday Joy. Any Winter Holiday works for this challenge, so whatever you celebrate, bring it on. I made a Christmas Joy wall hanging using the adorable new Stardust Enchantress, only one of the many many new fabulous Ethereal Enchantresses flying into the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe (scroll down to find yours!). The base is cut with my Spellbinder's Grand Decorative Ovals with Spellbinders Nested Stars as accents.
Here's a closeup of this beauty. She's colored in Copics and then covered with a Be Creative Tape Sheet and I've added tiny stars and silver beads to the image before sprinkling with Shell White Microfine Transparent Glitter. The glitter does mute the colors and lines somewhat so I used the fine tip of my Memento Dual marker to trace the lines and added a bit more shading to the image with my Copics. The microfine glitter does not hurt the tips but I find, especially with the Memento pen, that you need to wipe the tip periodically to remove buildup to keep your line fine and avoid a clump of dark glitter ruining your image.
I think this pic better shows how sparkly she is and also my epic save. LOL I wasn't thinking before adding the glitter and her eyes were covered as well. I should have either used Glossy Accents on them first and let it dry before adding the glitter, or fussy cut the eyes from another printed image and sticking them down so the glitter wouldn't cover them, because even with filling in the black pupils, I'd lost the fine detail and they didn't stand out as much as I'd like. I tried covering them with Glossy Accents after the fact, but she ended up having sort of "Zombie Eyes". Yikes! Not what I was going for. I finally reprinted her and fussy cut the eyes and adhered them over the scary ones and added Glossy Accents on top. Phew! Much better!
So here's the dimensional shot of the entire wall hanging. I really enjoyed putting this all together. Be sure to check out the Challenge Blog to see the fabulous holiday projects by the rest of the Sunshine Girls. We can't wait to see what you create. Also, just a reminder about our Loyalty Program. If you used a Lacy Sunshine Stamp in the previous challenge you can get this week's Challenge stamp for free, or if you didn't, it's available in the Shoppe for a discount. (See Blog for details, and don't forget to scroll down to see the winners from the last challenge.)
I'm adding thhis to the Unruly Paperarts 12 Days of Christmas Linky Party, the Simon Says Wednesday Christmas/Holidays Challenge, the Cheerful Stamp Pad Signs of Christmas, Dies R Us Winter Wonderland and the DLArt December Linky Party.