Sunday, 24 April 2016

Let the Purple Rain by Karleigh Sue

Ok so I was only going to post one project today, but I have been feeling creatively inspired , so have been busy at my craft table, bopping along to the greatest hits of Prince on my ipod, still feeling a little shocked about the sad news of his death earlier this week. He was a total icon, and his music never fails to make me smile, bringing back many memories of my teenage years. 

Cheri has drawn her own tribute image to the legend, called  Let the Purple Rain and I didn't feel a card was the right project for this, so decided to do a page in my art journal in tribute. 

I had no idea exactly how I wanted it to evolve, but I did have an idea of the supplies I wanted to use!

Various masks and music note stamps

Paints ( purple of course!), inks and texture paste for dimension.

Copics and gel pans to colour the main image

I set to work, splodging paint and paste around and it all started to come together on it's own. I'm not a crafter who sees a project in my head before I make it, so my process can be a bit random to say the least at times! I printed some rather appropriate lyrics from his hit 'Let's Go Crazy' and added them to the finished page, along with a white die cut dove, which I added a little teardrop to. 

I do hope he is resting peacefully in the world of never ending happiness of which he spoke.

Thanks for the music and memories Prince.

Sleep tight