Finally the day has come, Challenge up your life is back, and I am part of the design team!
I've been dying for weeks now, to get started and now our first challenge is on. We thought an Anything goes challenge would be a great start.
I went for an encouragement card.
I used a new, very graphic stencil and water colored over the stencil with distress inks. For that, I glued down the stencil with removable spray adhesive. The water still crept under the stencil in some places, but I'm fine with that.
Then I cut out the circle from the panel and adhered it to my card base. I curved the sentiment around the circle and added faux stitching to emphasize the circle a bit more.
To create the humming bird I looked up a photo on the internet and tried to draw the outlines as best I could with my pencil, before I fixed it with a 0,5 Copic multiliner. I added a few details, like the feathers on the wing with a 0,3 multiliner. Then I water colored the bird with distress inks, trying to make the plumage look nice and vibrant. I also added a little Wink of Stella on the blue and green area and added a feathery texture with Tombow markers.
For the envelope I used the same stencil and sponged on some grey ink over the whole front, masking off only the area for the address.
I do hope you'll all join us and let yourselves be challenged!