Monday, 1 October 2018

Inspired by Music - Aurora Wings - mid challenge inspiration

Hi everyone
I hope you are all having fun with deciding what music to take your inspiration from for this month's challenge?
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Your creation should be inspired by music - doesn't matter what kind of music - but it would be nice to know what that music is in your blog post.

So for my inspiration I chose 
Message in a Bottle by The Police

I loved this song - mind you I liked most of their music back in the day.

So for my project I decided to use Mermaid's Wish which I thought fitted perfectly with the song I chose.

You can find Mermaid's Wish at Aurora Wings.com here and at Etsy here.

So the image has once again been coloured with my Polychromo pencils. I am really enjoying getting back into the groove with these as they were my first "big buy" and I like that they last quite a bit longer than the Prismacolours.  I know that is because of the make up of the pencil but I think they are better value for money as they last longer and I am all for saving a few pennies!! Lol

On the backing paper I used a couple of Clarity stencils and Distress Oxide inks to add to the underwater feel of the project. 
The sea background has been done with my prismacolours because they do seem to cover larger areas better than the Polys.

Once I had finished colouring the main image and background I used some Spray and Sparkle from Crafter's Companion (not sure that they still do this now though),  all over the image but I'm not sure it shows up very well in the photos.

I added a little sea green bow in the top corner and some little flat backed pearls in three of the corners. 
The fourth corner has my sentiment on it and for this I used the fabulous Word Chain stamps from Claritystamp which you can find here and I stamped them in Distress Oxide ink.  
Now I know these have been introduced over the last twelve months and I am a bit slow to jump on the bandwagon but let me tell you they are FANTASTIC!! They stamp beautifully on to darker card which is brilliant.  They have a chalky look and feel to the finish but still give a fabulous crisp outline. The other fabulous thing about them is that you can stamp one colour over another and it still shows up separately - do you know what I mean?
If you look at the background paper you will see that I stamped some bubbles over the seaweed but you can still see the seaweed through the bubbles - that's what I mean.
If you haven't tried them yet, you really should, they are awesome.
Just don't tell your other half it was me that suggested it ok?? Lol

So I hope you can find some time to join in with this fabulous challenge and I can't wait to see which music you chose as your inspiration too.


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