27 August, 2019

Arty Divas 27 August DT Project

Hi Lovelies!

Today is Challenge 3 at Arty Divas.  This is a FORTNIGHTLY "anything goes" (any type of project and any theme) challenge with a design team who makes projects showcasing the sponsor who often offers PRIZES!

This week's sponsor is LilyMelba
Lily's Etsy Store

This was a tricky one for me.  I really like the images from our sponsor this week, but I don't do a lot of mixed media or art journaling or a lot of digi work.  I have to say I have mixed feelings about the end result.  It just didn't quite turn out the way I imagined.

I did have an idea, though when I saw the set of house images in both colour and b/w.  While simple, I felt it could be quite striking if I could pull it off and I was partway there I guess.

The following Dr Seuss quote popped into my head and I thought I could make one of those houses stand out from the rest!

The "rest" in this case being the b/w ones! I had to remove the one in the centre to make room for the sentiment, which naturally would once again require the services of my grandmother's Olivetti (except for the words "stand out" which alpha stickers added a pop of colour to). 

Some messy stitching in colourful variegated thread added to the slightly crazy whimsical nature of the little houses.

I picked one little house to be the one which stands out!  I printed it in colour and adhered with dimensional foam so it quite literally "stood out"  🤣

I found a Vicki Boutin pattern paper which looked like watercolour to make a narrow mat to pull in the colours I used so far and used a kraft card base for a slightly more retro feel. 

The sequins are the bit I like the least, buuut I needed to disguise a rogue "w" from a typewriter not aligned properly! Oops!

I hope you will join us over at Arty Divas and take part in this week's challenge.

Love and success...sometimes!