Saturday, May 21, 2016

May Featured Member - Documented Life Project!

Hi friends! I'm super excited to be the featured member for May over at the Documented Life Project, and get to share this week's DLP challenge with you!


What a fun, open-ended challenge this was!  So many possibilities!  I thought right away of using the circle as the middle of a mandala.  Then I thought of using it as part of a word.  Then I thought - why not do both?!  I used a circle sticker that came with my Documented Life kit.  Here's how it turned out...



I forgot to take process photos, so, I made another tag using the same technique; to show you the step-by-step:


Here's what the sticker sheet looked like...



1. Lightly pencil out the chosen word on a separate tag, in order to see approximately where the sticker should be placed.  In my case the sticker would form the "a" in the word "peace..."



2. Using a white Uniball Signo Gel Pen, draw a mandala around the circle sticker...







3. Lightly pencil in the word for placement, then use a paint marker to draw in the word.  Thicken the letters in random places, for creative effect.


4. Color in the mandala with a gel pen.  I used neon pink and orange moonlight pens from Sakura...


5. outline the word with white pen, and add decoration to the tag's hole reinforcer, and you are done!


I hope you enjoyed the step by step. Thanks so much for visiting!

9 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love these!!! The colors are PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stephanie Ammar said...

Simply gorgeous! I feel like I can do it. Thanks for the process pictures.

Hartslove said...

Wow, this is inspiring. At each stage it looked lovely to me, and then you enhanced it step by step. Neat! Alexine

phinner said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for the process pixs!!!

Monica said...

Quite fantastic Shellie as always.

anna said...

Awesome, Shelley!I loved the look at every step too! :) Congrats on being a featured member! Love your work!

Rae Missigman said...

so awesome! Love how you formed the circles into a letter of your word! Thank you so much for joining in with us! xo

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thanks so much for your kind words everyone! I had so much fun with this project! Thank you Rae for inviting me to be the DLP Featured member for May! I appreciate it very much!

Mary W said...

This is a really good idea and I can see a whole set of these tags used to explore color combos on kraft or black or any color tag. Love the Peace, Love, and I'm sure you have another word by now as this looks addictive. THANKS!