I am loving this challenge of Darcy's! Darcy gives a set of instructions to follow and you have a month in which to complete your page.
Here is a reminder of the rules for May.
1.. Keep a part of the original picture and incorporate that into your design
2, Technique - Make marks,... scratching or stamping into texture paste/thick gesso/spackle/glue anything that will hold the shape
3. Add – an image that depicts your star sign/horoscope (drawing,painting,magazine image)
4. Blog your calendar page and link up from May 1st 2015
I went away before I could finish mine and not much point taking it with me as I wouldn't have been able to post it!
I added Gesso to my page and ran a cut up 'credit' card through it. When it was dry, smudged on a mixture of Dylusions inks - London Blue and Crushed Grape. Stamped - with Archival black - using parts of some background stamps. Coloured in closer to the butterflies with Distress markers - Picked Raspberry and Dusty Concorde and brought it closer with a water brush.
My star sign Sagittarius is represented by a bow and arrow and makes up the body of the largest butterfly.I had to resort to the internet for this!
Here is how it looked before
My other calendar is the one you will only see here as I can no longer link it!
and, although I have already started filling it in, I remembered to photograph it while we were away
I sprayed randomly with London Blues and Crushed Grape Dylusions - letting it drip in all directions. Used up some ink on an ink pad through a stencil, then stamped a background stamp around the edge. The flowers were stamped using an Artemio flower left on my desk. I added some white flowers with a pen!
I will have to be ready for next month as we will be getting ready for our trip to France!
Thanks for looking - I hope you will come back to the 60's with me again tomorrow! Chris