When I was a child, nothing made me happier than receiving a new box of crayons. I loved seeing that beautiful rainbow of colors, so bright and expressive, all neatly nestled inside their trademarked yellow cardboard box. I loved thinking of the myriad colors buried deep inside of my soul just waiting to be expressed on a piece of paper or in a coloring book. Nirvana!
"Soar", created for this week's Crowabout Challenge, is a colorful tribute to my younger artistic days. It's a reminder to listen to the voice of my inner child and soar on the bright wings of color just for the pure enjoyment of it all.
After gluing a piece of scrapbook paper to chipboard, all of the elements were manipulated (for size only) in a photo editing program, printed and hand trimmed with scissors. Most of the images are from Crowabout, including nine from this week's challenge. I created the crown from a snip of a vintage page, and the pink boots were found in web surfing expedition. The word, "play", was clipped from an old package.
All of the images, including the background, were color enhanced with a wash (or two or three!) of watercolor followed with more color from Prismacolor pencils. A white poster paint marker created the dots, and the finished piece was framed with a metallic silver marker.