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Words cannot even express how thrilled and honored I am to be participating in the Gallery Idol competition. After the initial "heart attack moment," when I realized that I made it to the 2nd round, I got started playing around with the idea that struck me within the first 10 minutes of reading this week's theme.
The theme is "you color my world."
Sofia (my 7 year old daughter) immediately suggested a smiley-faced rainbow. I also had flashes of crayons spelling out different words, die-cuts with rainbow colors peeking through the negative spaces - but yo - this is GALLERY IDOL. I had to bring it... my style. *grins*
Here is my very own "girl on fire":
I remember seeing a breathtaking poster with a black silhouette-d lady, where her hair flowed upwards in swirls and flowers... I really wish pinterest had been around at the time! Since our theme was COLOR, I kept the silhouette, the background script, and the ink splotches all very monochrome and let the colors sing and fly upwards on the card. This lady is in l-o-v-e (and probably walking around humming "you make me feel like a natural woman" to herself, hee hee.)
Wanna know which stamps I used and how I created my little lady?
I first stamped my silhouette in SU's crumb cake ink. See the cameo stamp? (from Paper Smooches' "pretty momma" set) - I inked her up, then gently wiped off the frame around and the back part of her head. Too bad, so sad, lady - it all had to go *wink*
Next, I added flourishes (from PTI's "fancy flourishes" set) in a rainbow of colors - red, yellow, orange, green, and blue!
uh, she didn't make the end cut... I gave her quite the poof on the bottom, didn't I?
For a final touch, a little bling-y butterfly (from SU's "elementary elegance" set - which I found to PERFECTLY coordinate with the smallest butterfly from the "beautiful wings" embosslit - did you SU demos already know that? hee. You probably already did.)
I really, really hope that you like my project... and if you did, I would be forever grateful if you would go vote for me!
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Have a fantastic day, all, and thanks for coming by!