Good morning everyone! It's February 1st and that means it's time for a new Gecko Galz Customer Challenge. Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, this month's theme is Hearts & Kisses. Below is my contribution to the Challenge.
The background is created using a combination of Velvets and Sorbets from Art Anthology. I use this journal to mop up all my excess paints when working on a project and in the process get some wonderful backgrounds.
First I stenciled three large hearts and six smaller onces using the Tim Holtz Hearts Stencil, Next I cut out three images from the Jewel It Romance Collage Sheet and glued them to my page with my Xyron. I cut up and applied some pearls appliques that I had in my stash and then randomly added black and white dots. The images are outlined in pink and then again outlined in black to frame them. "Love" is a wood die cut from Melissa Francis that I painted with Cotton Candy Velvet and then went over with a pink alcohol marker. Finally, I decided that the white applique pieces were too light and I colored them with a pink alcohol maker.
You can find the collage sheet I used as well as many others in the Gecko Galz Etsy Store.
And that's it! Have a wonderful February.