Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunrise, Sunset

It has been a busy busy weekend in my household. Last week I announced the arrival of our new fur baby, Kiwi :) She is precious, becoming more and more comfortable around us, and now even allows Meeko to walk by her without growling! These are big improvements! Last week I also posted a picture on my Instagram of the two magically sharing space on our bed... well as I type at this very moment, the two are sharing a single pillow!

Granted, Meeko is watching her every move out of the corner of his eye, but this is still a big deal :)

Mondays always mean there is a new Paper Smooches Sparks challenge! I look forward to it every week. This time is a color challenge...

I got my fingers messy and played with my fake Gelatos (got a pack of Portfolio pastels for $8 total!) and some fun DCWV textured paper.

Here is my little sunset scene using Portfolio oil pastels and Paper Smooches "Metropolis" set. To create the panel, I first did a light coat of Gesso on a piece of white cardstock. Once dried, I colored the whole piece with yellow, orange, and light pink pastels. Then I gave a little mist of water and rubbed it all around with my finger (think: finger painting!). I used the same steps to color the buildings, just with greys and browns instead.

The colored panel was attached to this great textured Gauze paper from DCWV, and a simple banner sentiment layered underneath.

materials: Paper Smooches "Metropolis", Neenah Solar White cardstock, DCWV 'Guaze' textured cardstock, kraft paper, StazOn ink "Jet Black", Portfolio oil pastels, Liquitex Gesso, enamel dots from My Mind's Eye

Enjoy your Monday... and happy Back to School for a lot of you :)

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. The background that you created looks so pretty! Just like a sunset! :) And Kiwi looks so cute!!

  2. Soooo beautiful! Love your take on the colors!

  3. This is your take on the challenge.
    Your puppies are their names:)

  4. This is so NEAT!! I LOVE the FUN sunset and the way you created the town scape!! THANKS for sharing and for playing along with us on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog!! Hope to see you again next week!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  5. Fabulous sunset! Love the depth of color achieved...beautiful!

  6. This is so pretty, I love the sunset! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge:)

  7. Stunning card!! Amazing sunset background from the background Queen!! Those 2 are so cute. I feel bad for Meeko - having to share the spotlight, but they'll be besties soon :)

  8. LOVE how that card looks, esp the buildings!! Hadn't heard of faux gelatos before TFS!!

  9. FYI--- I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE how you've used this color story! LOVE LOVE LOVE that sky! LOVE the enamel dots-- you nailed it! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge <3