It’s new challenge time over at The Mirror Crack’d and we would love to see a Triptych.
I should have taken photos of this whilst making it but I have been suffering really seriously with a bad back and it was easier to just get on rather than keep getting up and down to get a camera.
I started with a blank MDF Triptych from Dutch Doobadoo, which I painted with white gesso. Then I used my gelatos, each panel slightly differently, to create a background.
With the lefthand side one I went over it with an Imagination Crafts stencil with white texture paste.
When it was dry I coloured the bees a little with some distress inks, and added glitter to their wings. Next I added a hat to, printed and then coloured up Honey from Vera Lane Studio’s fabulous Hope and Honey set of digi images with copics.
For the centre panel I created some sun rays with Tim Holtz’s stencil, and when dry shaded the rays with DIs. The Sunburst image is also from Vera Lane from her Buds and Birds digi set. I coloured up the Sunburst with copics.
The final panel I added texture paste through a Crafters Workshop stencil. I realised later that it sadly looked a little like rain, which defeated the object of the sentiment, but hey ho, it was too late by then.
For the image there I chose Honey, from Hope and Honey and coloured her with copics.
Before I stuck my images down I added some paint rings with various sized lids. I realised that the ones on Hope’s panel looked a little like hula hoops, so I positioned her over them to look as if she were about to use them. I created the sentiment on my pc. My little dog is my constant companion and I often tell her that she puts sunshine in my heart, which is why I chose the sentiment. As I am a little on the quirky side (okay yes, I am actually cracked!) I thought the image suited me well, although sadly I have a good few years on Hope!
Finally I edged all the panels with Peacock Feathers DI, and bound them together with some teal jute.
I am entering this into:-
2 Creative Chicks – #26 Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - May: Anything Goes
Mix It Monthly – May: A Happy Couple (hope me and my dog are okay as a couple?)
Mixed Media World – #2 Use Bright Colours
Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge – #225 Anything But Square
Rhedd’s Creative Spirit – May: Anything Goes
Robyn’s Fetish – #262 Anything But a Card
Stamps and Stencils – Anything Goes
That Craft Place – No Cards
We Love To Create – #9 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes