Old and Grey Smeared Ink Design team throwdown Team

This is my piece for August Design team throwdown for the Smeared Ink team for any of you that don't know what the design team throwdown is head over to the DTTD blog to find out all of the details.

I am lucky enough to be playing in the team with 2 very talented people Lady B and Terra, please have a look at their blogs to see all the fabulous details on their projects. 

The theme for this challenge is Old and Grey which was the theme picked by the winning team last month (just so happened to be the team I playing for whoop whoop!) I wanted to make something with a more pretty feel to it so went with a mixed media 12" x 12" box canvas.

I started with the canvas, I covered it in different shades of grey making sure that it had some texture to it. I then printed out my image which is the Man digi from the Specimen Jar Set which I coloured in with pencils and pastels. I added the image to the canvas once it was dried then got a piece of My Minds Eye scrapbook paper and tore it and attached it to the canvas so it looks like it was ripped to show the image. To give the canvas more detail I got to do my favourite part which was go through all my stash to find things that will make it look pretty :D I have used many different pieces of trim, flowers and beads I can't remember were all of them are from as they have been in my box of bits for a long time! The final touch was to add some pearls to the top (it took me several attempts to get them on in a way I liked) 

Don't forget to come along to the design team throwdown blog and see all the other entries and vote for your favourite.


This is just beautiful Shell xxx
DonnaMundinger said…
Absolutely GORGEOUS, Shell! So much to look at, I'm still drining it all in. WooHoo for you, TWo fabulous Throwdown pieces. AMAZING! xxD
~Lady B~ said…
I adore your piece, Shell! Stunning work! I love the way you've placed the papers to create the torn canvas effect...it really draws the eyes to the focal point of your canvas. Your embellishments are gorgeous and work perfectly with your masterpiece. The canvas just screams your name in the most delightful way :) Awesome work!
Avril Ann said…
Awesome, Shell, why were you not playing along with us, at DD :( love this hun, well done xx
Andrea C said…
Gorgeous piece. Love what you have done with this image, looks so fancy schmancy and cool x
Matney said…
This piece is amazing. You did so much work and I love every little detail. The pull down piece rocks!

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