Happy November!! WHAT? November already?! Well, that means it’s a brand new challenge month at Our Creative Corner!! This month’s challenge is being hosted by my Lovely OCC DT-mate, Lys of ImpressionScrap. Take it away Lys–
“We often try to do the right way, use the suitable thing, organize our creations following definite lines or intentions…and sometimes it doesn’t go the way we wanted it to. Sometimes it goes to the bin, sometimes we discover something new…and we love it!!
On the right side or topsy turvy…Is there a right side in art?
So, let’s play!! Whatever it is: upside down, inverted, reversed or escaping from the right order….Please show me one “Topsy Turvy” creation and how it came to life in your hands!”
Well, OK, Lys!! This is what I made for your Topsy Turvy challenge….
I completed a page in my art journal, upside down and had a play with one of life’s most prolific quotes and turned it Topsy Turvy, too!! It would be improbable enough “When Pigs Fly”…but UPSIDE DOWN, too?
This is how my page started out. My background is made using Ken Oliver’s Colors Bursts in Ultramarine Blue & Sepia. I lightly spritzed the page with water, then squeezed the CBs onto the page, spritzed with a bit more water and let the CBs do their thing. I heat set, then stamped the farm image from my AO Outpost set onto tissue paper and glued onto the page with matte Decou-Page. The checkerboard design is part of Dylusions’ luscious leaves stencil and I used textured crackle paste.
I stained pieces of manila stock with DSS and heat set.
I’m stamped Roc Nicholas’ Flying Pig image onto all of the stained pieces of stock with black pigment ink and heat embossed. I fussy cut out the piggies I needed for my page.
I used alpha tiles to form the quote and adhered into place with E6000 adhesive and I used matte Decou-page to adhere the pigs down.
Those crazy swines!! I outlined all of them with Black Soot DI and my water brush and used my air art tool to give a spritz of ink here and there.
Either way you look at this page, you can’t mistake the playful mood being Topsy Turvy put me in!! I was dizzy from delight, I’m tellin’ ya’!! 🙂
Take the challenge theme Lys has presented and truly go Topsy Turvy with it! Our sponsor this month is–
Andy Skinner, DecoArt Artist extraordinaire & DecoArt is donating a DecoArt Media Sampler Kit to one of our randomly selected entrants! How cool is that? And Andy will be including a couple of his stencils, too!! WOO HOO!! And I will be back next week with our first DecoArt Sponsor Spotlight for the month. I can’t wait to show you what I did!! 😉
Our Topsy Turvy challenge closes on November 28th then Lys will announce her winners in early December. The Top Winner will be awarded a future Guest Designer spot at Our Creative Corner and Lys will award her fav Top 3 with OCC Blog Badges.
Thanks so much for spending a little bit of your Sunday with me! I hope to see your Topsy Turvy creations at our challenge!!
Until next time-Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Inky Art Journal (Yvonne Blair); Tissue Paper; Manila Stock
- Stamps: Pig (Roc Nicols/Stampotique); The Outpost (Artistic Outpost)
- Archival Ink, Clear Embossing Powder & Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger); Color Bursts (Ken Oliver); Textured Crackle Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Pigment Ink (ColorBox); Distress Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
- Tissue Tape (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Luscious Leaves Stencil (Dylusions/Ranger);
- Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Palette Knife; Water Brush; Air Art Tool (ArtWorx)