Saturday, 25 June 2016

Left of Centre DT Project #136

Hi again - no you're not seeing double, I have actually written two blogs on one day! It just so happens that the newest challenge blogs DT I have joined happened to have their first, or latest challenges on the same day this time round.

I'm just as excited about this challenge blog as the last. Left of Centre Creative Challenges is a challenge blog that showcases the weird and wonderful world of gothic, fantasy, punk, grunge, dark and quirky. We also welcome the traditional here, but we do ask that your work is mixed media- on whatever medium you prefer whether canvas, art journal, card, bottle or anything else really! The challenges run every week from Saturday morning and we have a fantastic range of sponsors who we showcase each week, and who are generous in offering prizes of digi images to winners of our challenges. We also do winners badges for those chosen by the DT each week to proudly put on your blog/instagram/website.

This is my first DT project for the team and this week's sponsor is Moonflower Digistamps.

The week's theme is Monochrome and so with this in mind I decided to rummage through my colours and decided on blue as my main colour.

I chose Minako the Oriental Maiden as my digi image, she's gorgeous!!

I adore this image, and have always loved oriental imagery. It was a very popular this week and I'm not the only DT member to choose it, so I had to think about what colour to use so as to not duplicate what had already been done.

I printed on white card and set about colouring her in with my Promarkers. I used four different blues: Blue Pearl, Sky Blue, Duck egg Blue and Indigo Blue. For her skin I used Vanilla and Pink Blossom and for her hair I used Henna. I added a touch of green for the leaves on her kimono.

I used a mix of paper from my stash for the background on my Daler Rowney Mixed Media A4 paper. I tore the papers up and stuck them down, then once coloured, I fussy cut the digi image out and affixed her to the page. I added a sentiment I found in my stash, coloured parts of it with blue ink to keep to the monochrome theme. I added some sequins from my stash to her head dress and in the centre of her fan to add some bling, and some tiny blue flower gems to the centre of the flowers. I coloured a silver metal fan charm from my stash with Indigo Blue Promarker and affixed it to the quote. It didn't feel quite finished so I got my white gel pen and added dots of white to the quote and flowers, and doodles circles and arrow heads onto the blue background papers to add some interest.

I hope you enjoy my project and that you'll come along and join us for this week's challenge at 8pm GMT today. The theme is Monochrome. Go to Left of Centre (LOC) Creative Challenges. We also have a page on Facebook.

I shall be entering this project into the following challenges:

Michelle xx


  1. Wow I must say do create a work of art, this just looks like a perfect oil painting.
    Lovely image and lovely work.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  2. Back again, and again nice work indeed.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  3. Beautiful - love your colors! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  4. Beautiful card :o)
    Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Tracey DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


  5. Lovely card Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Susan DT for:-


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