Your Young Life
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Black with 2 May challenge
I recently went to visit family in Queensland, and had a scrappy day with my mother and her friends. I decided to do the Black With 2 challenge. A couple of the other ladies were working on the same challenge, great minds, lol. This is the first time I have done one of the Black With 2 challenges, so it was interesting to try something new. Boy did this one challenge me though. The Black With 2 May challenge was to use mixed media, with the colours black, slate gray and pale gray. This put me right out of my comfort zone, to use such dark colours, but hey a challenge is a challenge, so I gave it a go. I chose a photo I had taken only a couple of nights previously of my step-nephew Jamie, a quiet and reserved 16 year old, who does not like having his photo taken AT ALL. Somehow, with a bit of coaxing, he obliged me, and I was able to incorporate this photo into this challenge.
I played for a while with paints and stencils, incorporated some washi tape, and very male inspired embellishments. The layout was also based on the following sketch, that was to be used as inspiration.