My entry for the February Sketch Challenge at My Creative Sketches. My granddaughter Lilly on the right at her 7th Birthday party with her bestie Morgan.
This was the sketch. I have a tendency to stay pretty close to the sketch.
I used the February Main Kit from MCS filled with cute papers from the Crate paper line Love Notes. I dry brushed the sheet with Gesso then started applying mists. Unfortunately I didn't like how it came out so I went over it a second time with Gesso to let the misting bleed through instead. I also did some stamping and used a couple of stencils and moulding paste for more texture. The kit came with a full sheet of gorgeous chipboard shapes and I used one as a banner along the bottom.
I used some flowers from the kit and added a stem from my stash to do a vertical flower cluster. I wrapped the bottom in Washi tape. Sort of the way you get them from the market. Again a little masking with moulding paste. The teal splatters are also done with a stencil from TIm Holtz. Funny now we use stencils to get that spilled look when years ago all I had to do was leave one of my kids in the room and something would have spilt! The buttons are from my stash.
I backed the picture with some netting I had left from my wedding decorations. It worked perfectly with my color scheme. Behind that is more Washi tape!
More organized spillage in teal. The chevrons and title I won in another sketch contest. I painted the chevrons with metallic teal then went over them with a Gelly roll pen from Sakura. Next time I know better. In between the chevrons are more chevrons in moulding paste.
Last close-up of the title and some more stamping and masking. I am still finding my way with mixed media. I like it but I swear it doesn't like me. Oh well it's like the saying goes practice makes perfect! Have a great day and see you soon! All the best! :)