There are so many wonderful books that inspire the mind to imagine the worlds created within them. Think fairy tales, mysteries, romances or even science fiction and use that to inspire your art. Your challenge it so create a shabby chic or vintage styled project inspired by a book. Provide an explanation of how the book and author inspired your project.
The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I was thinking of some of my favorite authors and books from growing up. I read extensively as a child and it was hard to narrow it down to pick one. I ended up with two different projects. one from the book A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'
I loved the character Meg in the book Wrinkle In Time. Her faults were some of her greatest strengths and she learned to appreciate who she was through the journey to save her family.
I wanted to represent the time, math, multiplication and the final overriding love that saved her and her family.
I used a mix of green, yellow and blue to create the stenciled image and then the touches in black because of the darkness that threatened to take over everything. If you haven't read this book you should give it a spin. I am definitely going to pull mine out and re-read it again.
I used the new Wendy Vecchi Select a Stencil to stencil the title along the side and I loved how easy it was to use!
The second project is a bookmark inspired by Wilbur and Charlotte from Charlotte's Web. I decided to create a bookmark that I could use in my books and because I wanted to use some of the Halloween stencils laying out on my desk.
I stenciled the black spider using black embossing paste. I let her dry and then added a few black pearls for eyes with a touch of white gel pen.
I hope you will be inspired to join in the challenge.