To start, I sprayed my pages with Dylusions Sprays in Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime and Peeled Orange (I'm getting hungry). Then I used a couple of her stencils to spray water on, removing some of the color. I didn't mean to do the reverse circle stamping in the same direction, but it will disappear later. I also learned to pay attention to the edge of the stencil, if that's not what you're going for ;)
I then took one of her border stamps to stamp, um, the border. I did some random stamp rolls, which I wish I had done a little lighter or with another color, and a little doodling with my white pen.
I stamped Dyan's stamp circles onto white cardstock, cut them out and adhered them with a glue stick. I used Tim Holtz's Sizzix die, Typeset, to create my 'New Beginnings'. I went over the letters with my white pen, but will probably go back and outline them with a black pen to make the letters stand out more.
I knew I wanted to use wings to convey the exhilarating feeling of starting something new, and I thought it would be cute for the spider to go along for the ride to start his own new beginning :)
Here are some close-ups...
I had a lot of fun creating this! I'd love to know what you think (creative criticism is always welcome). Thanks for stopping by!