Sunday, March 24, 2013

A touch of whimsy.

Hello all!
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'll leave you with a close-up of the little clown.


Thanks so much for popping in :)





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14 comments:

Chana said...

Great project, Dawn! Wonderful image and I love your presentation. Thanks for joining us again at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Linda Palmer said...

It is a great art journal and beautiful colors. It is so pretty, love the fun figure on front and the rich looking texture of your front page. Beautiful job!

Roxann said...

One of my all time fave songs, Dawn! Great card!

Berni Cuttino said...

Awe, he is so cute and fun. Love him.
Hugs

Tress said...

While I think all of your cards are fabulous, I am always so intrigued and delighted to see your more adventurous and "artsy" cards.

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful, such a great design. I love the image and the way you had added the song lyrics. The colours are fantastic too.

Thank you for taking part in the No Matter Which Challenge this month
Sue xx

Penny said...

Spectacular! I love this, Dawn! So artsy! Great background, stamping, design, colors, image & coloring. Did I leave anything out? Hope not, because I love it all! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Tracy said...

This looks like it was fun to create Dawn. The lyrics are perfect with the image. Can't wait to see your "junkie" treasures. Hugs!

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Love it Dawn! I love the bright colors and it all goes together so well!

Sandy S

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Patricia St Martin said...

Super!!! Super!!!! Dawn, You have a crazy imagination my dear friend and I love it. Love your background so bright and shocking. Your image is so interesting it is so sad and the words on the background are so different but it keeps your interest. Super job!!!
Hugs, Patricia

Ruthie Lopez said...

This is a wonderful project!!
Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs
Ruthie DT
http://myhobbyandart.blogspot.com/

JenniferD said...

Love your Awesome bookcover! Great Image your Sad Pierrot! Thanks for joining us at NMWC and hope you have a lovely Easter!

nwilliams6 said...

This image has so much emotion showing - very cool project Dawn - love the look you achieved. Well done!

Kathi said...

This is absolutely, totally fabulous! I love everything about it from the layered sprayed background to that terrific sad Pierrot clown to the song lyrics.