Saturday, February 23, 2013

Swirlydoos Ultimate Design Challenge Week 6

Here is my entry for the final week of the challenge.



The sketch that this is based on and the rules regarding the challenge can be found here.  We had to recreate most of the techniques used throughout the challenge on this last entry.


I also need to explain how and what I did to get to my final creation.  I will first apologise for the lack of quality in the photographs as my scrapbooking time is usually done in the evening with horrible lighting and I have yet to set up a little studio for these shots.
But, you'll get the idea, so here goes.

First I used molding paste all over a white 12 x 12 sheet.


Once that was dry I added glass bead medium and natural sand resin randomly on the page.


I then misted with Glimmer Mist in gold, silver, copper, cinnamon and chocolate to get the final result on the background.




The extra technique of my choice was to do the technique we learned in week 3.  I used tinfoil pasted to paper to cut out the gear shape, strip and mattes, then coloured them with rust, latte and stream alcohol ink.  I dry embossed the mattes and the strip with my Cuttlebug.




Using a mask I made, I added the wings with molding paste.



I tried to do as much layering as I could but I didn't want to take away from the background by using too much patterned paper. So, I used burlap circles instead.

For the title I used 3 different embossing powders to get the texture and colour I wanted.

Putting it together I clustered the photos the way I thought they looked best and pulled it together with gears from 7 Gypsies and Dusty Attic, bottle caps from Momenta, stick pins and bling from Prima.

I actually had 2 ideas in my head with regards to this challenge and couldn't make up my mind which to do so, I did both simultaneously.  I preferred the one above so that is my official entry.

Here is the second one:


The next couple of days is going to be nerve wracking waiting for the judge's decision.  I wish good luck to all those left in the challenge.  It has been a pleasure.