Here is the initial Mood Board image from Riikka a Design Team Member from Finland that started my adventure:
As I thought about the challenge I decided to make a mixed media 12" x 12" canvas. I love the idea of using the beautiful coloured butterflies against the black and white and that is where my journey began.
I wanted to video my journey to share …..as you know I often do but sadly it was not meant to be. This canvas took me forever as the more it progressed the more details I wanted to add! Three downloads of video later and still not finished iMovie decided to play up. I lost all video and only had audio. I found the solution which involved reimporting all my video and to cut along story short I emptied my trash can during that process and lost the lot :-( I was a very unhappy bunny and really, although I am tempted to blame the technology…..Hence the title of this post……I think I really only have myself to blame ;-)
Oh well that didn't stop me having fun and I have come up with a little video idea anyway to share my creative journey on You Tube so all is not lost. I have done some Zentangling which was definitely inspired by the circular patterns on the inspirational mood board above.
……and the other celebrating all the wonderful shades of blue and green……
As you can see I have had a huge amount of fun making all the tiny elements that went into the creation of this piece. I have used paints and pens and iridescent drawing inks, I have punched and fussy cut and layered all the tiny elements up with a sprinkling of jewels.
My fairy who is bringing Spring to the woods took me forever…..well her face did. I just could not get it right but I am happy with it….eventually ;-)
I confess faces are a little hit and miss with me. Thank goodness for white paint! If the video had been a success you would have seen me wipe out her head a couple of times with a coat of paint and starting all over again!!!!
Although it took me longer than I anticipated I have had a wonderful time pulling this together and I hope you like the finished canvas.
I hope that you can see that the butterflies are fluttering about bringing colour to the black and white flowers and foliage. I am off now to post this as the challenge finishes on Wednesday! I will share the video on You Tube when I get it edited. I am looking forward to seeing what the next challenge brings. Please follow the link over to Scrap Around the World as there are lots of lovely layouts and art pieces to inspire. This is a new challenge blog to me and I am looking forward to joining in the fun. I am off to make a cup of coffee and then I too will be hopping back over to see what else was inspired by this fab mood board.
I think this post is going to reflect the challenge inspiration photo but also the background of my blog!
Hope you have a creative week and thank you for popping by.