I'm back (if a little late) with this week's challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu for the PINK team and this time the theme, chosen by Berni is 'whimsy'.
The reason I'm a bit late in posting this is that we headed off to the wilds of Connecticut early this morning - well, to New Milford anyway as we wanted to check out the Elephant's Trunk flea market. It was good but absolutely freezing!! I think we plan on keeping our junking trips to indoor places until it warms up a bit. We didn't come back with much but yesterday I did manage to score a very cheap load of small furniture bits to redo so I'm set for a couple of weeks. It's another hobby of mine - redoing, repainting, restyling small furniture and bits. I may do some posts about it at some point.....
So enough of the waffling and back to the challenge - with April 1st coming up fast, it's the perfect time to create something fun and for my project I decided to make my own mini art journal. I've been playing around with paints, inks and mixed media stuff for a while now and so I wanted something I could do this in. I didn't want a full sized book though so cut some cardstock and watercolour paper to about 7x9 inches and made a chipboard cover, binding it with my Zutter Bind-it-all. For the cover I used a fabulously whimsical Octopode Factory digi -( 'sad little pierrot') which I printed over some song lyrics and then masked as I attacked the background with Dylusions Inks, various stamps, chalks, inks and markers. I painted the digi with acrylic paints and inks and added some definition with a fine nib Sharpie.
I would like to enter this into the challenges at 613 Avenue Create, Challenges 4 everybody, Creative Inspirations Paint, No Matter Which challenges and Through the Craftroom door.
I'll leave you with a close-up of the little clown.
Thanks so much for popping in :)