Friday, January 4, 2013

The "New Beginnings" Challenge


Today is the day that the new Sparkle and Glitter challenge, "New Beginnnings", goes up on the Sparkle and Glitter blog. After Christmas I had a bunch of new things to try. I colored the image, Francoise Clown, with my new Spectrum Noir pens. This is the third thing I've colored with them after the two cards in the previous post. I am not taking to them as easily as Rick did with his Creepmas posts but I do think this one shows a bit of improvement. Another new plaything was my GelliArts gel plate for monoprinting. My friend Pam and I played for a few days with our new plates. It's so much fun to find things to make textures with that the huge dining room table barely had room for a dishpan of water and our plates. The one I tore up for this journal spread was a deliberate attempt to make a light-colored background for my planned project. Additionally, I filled in the white spots with distress stains.



My third new thing was a pastel color scheme. It's not that I've never used it - but infrequently enough that it's quite alien to me.
The challenge goes for two weeks! Do you have something new you'd like to share with us there?

4 comments:

~Lady B~ said...

Absolutely stunning! I love everything about your journal spread! Well-done!

Miranda said...

LOVE it, fabulous page, the BG is just awesome

Baarlo said...

Oh, yes, I love what you did with Mr. Clown! Making those papers was SUCH fun! I can't wait to figure out some things to do with them. My main problem will probably be bringing myself to cover any parts of the pages up because most of them came out so darn neat. I love the pastel colors on here... even when you go out of your comfort zone no one can tell...

monique said...

Gorgeous page love the pierot