Thank you everyone for your wonderfully encouraging comments last week for my watercolour sunflowers. My entry this week in the Craft Barns Alpha Challenge HERE is a 3 dimensional page made with Sculpey. The inspiration for this spread was from a piece of work that I saw by a Swedish lady, Mikaela, whose work with Fimo is amazing. Two pieces of cardstock form the base for the pages and a thin layer of sculpey transparent placed on top. After stamping and creating texture with chains I made two eyes from yellow cardstock with a pupil drawn on each and then stuck with glossy accents to flat bottomed glass rounds, the type used in floral decorations. Each eye was surrounded with clay and moulded to form the lids. Tiny cuts for lashes and balls of clay surround the eye to give it dimension, some of which are squashed flat to make the scales.
A vine of clay, leaves and the word mask are additional decoration. I have used a base coat of black gesso and then rubbed with olive green and copper Inka Gold to highlight the stamping and texture of the pages.
May not make the next challenge for a while as having a total hip replacement and not sure how comfortable I will feel at my crafting desk, but I will try my best to keep up.