Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Eat My Dust

How exciting, Nikki here with my very first post ... I have been a fan of Viva Las VegaStamps! for a number of years, and am delighted to share my first make on the Design Team.

I have made a 4"x6" postcard featuring one of the newest additions to my VLVS addiction, erm ... I mean collection ! LOL. 

I enjoyed coloring Lady on Scooter, with copics and metallic pencil, isn't she great. I sure hope I am still scootering at her age!
The wording 'Eat my Dust' is to demonstrate just how fast she is actually going ...  
Can you see the determination on her face :

For the background I wanted to do something in stark contrast to her somewhat conservative demeanor so I went for a northern lights mystical sort of background, with lots of space dust :)

I used mixed media card stock and painted it with black gesso, then sponged on white actylic paint. When that was dry I sponged over the white with alizarin crimson and ultramarine blue. Adding color on top of white always makes it appear more obvious and vibrant. I splatted water down white acrylic for my stars :

 Now to really highlight this gorgeous gal. I used my 4" round gelli® plate with green acrylic and a stencil, then I stamped this onto my background and rolled off some of the excess paint on the roller to make the ground and added a little green into the sky :

This green whimsical moon-like sphere was perfect to highlight the focal image. I adhered my image to the postcard with miracle tape. Finally I added the wording 'East my dust' with letter stickers.

Stamps used :

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to sharing my makes with you over the next few months :)
Nikki x


Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous first post, Nikki !
Corrie x

Lea said...

Love it when a project makes me smile and giggle! This is one of those projects! I'm sure that will be me someday as I have a definite need for speed with anything on wheels or with wings! Fabulous job and great tutorial, too!

TangledBlueRose said...

So funny! Love it bunches. Well done Nikki, great first post!~kim

by belle said...

Great make Nikki!!

Julie S said...

The green sphere reminds me of the dust cloud left as she cruises by at lightning speeds. :) Awesome post, Nikki. Woot woot!