Sunday, March 15, 2015

031515 Whimsical Musings Challenge #160

How I am enjoying seeing snippets of Lisa's February trip to NYC!
Inspiration #160 was based on this gorgeous Fifth Avenue shop window:

Serendipity again provided a start to my page.

Just the day before this posted I ran across this scrap of fabric.
Circles? Let's try this:


I loved the gold accents, so I punched some circles for accents out of gold metallic paper. 
I chose a Heidi Swapp gold glitter sentiment & a Jolee's bling gold sequined bow (see final pic.)
I discovered that some punched white circles would disguise the blank spaces between the circles.
Later I added a few metallic gold large enamel dots to fill in those spaces.

 Okay, so I got started...but something didn't look right.

I noticed a little detail in the inspiration.
The pattern in those circles are arranged to make a burst of color!

So I made a template from kraft paper & grabbed a few mists...
a bonus was the oversprayed paper underneath - four sheets of new custom paper.
They were a little less than subtle, especially next to the raw wood.
I used some white Distress Stain to tone it down & blend the color to soften the edges.

The final element from the inspiration was the feathery outfit so peacock pics are perfect.
I added a little gold paint pen to the edge of the paper to finish it off.

Have fun with this one!
Don't forget to post on the Flickr gallery tagged WM#160

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Well! I think you win the best/closest interpretation of the prompt! Wow Leslie, amazing! the fabric is so reminiscent of the photo and the circle element is perfect. your creative interpretation with the misting and gold circles are just wonderful. A truly spectacular layout! thanks so much for joining in !


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