It’s a new month, which means we’ve got a new challenge theme over at the STAMPlorations blog. We’ve got a very talented card-maker, Sue, joining us this month as guest designer! You’ve got to see the projects the STAMPlorations girls made! You’ll be blown away by the creativity :o)
My mixed media card is not quite what I had planned. I had a vision of the card I wanted to make but when it was time for me to create it, I ended up making something completely different. I had my supplies gathered but when it was time to shoot the video, I found myself reaching for my scraps and old supplies instead. So while I initially anticipated that it wouldn’t take me more than 15 minutes to make my card, it took me close to half an hour to make this one. It’s because I did a lot of thinking and searching and drumming my fingers. I edited the video down to just under 8 minutes, though. Like my previous videos, this one’s in fast-forward motion, captioned, and accompanied by Mozart.
I’d like to enter my card to Virginia’s View Challenge #3: Stitching. I have a sewing machine that my MIL gave me for Christmas in 2012, but I must admit it’s still in its box. I’m afraid to use the thing. (Perhaps I’ll muster the courage to use it this year.) The chicken that I am, I opted for faux stitching — rub-ons. I’ve got a ton of them and I mainly use them in my mixed media canvases. Thought they’d be perfect to use in this mixed media card. And it’s anything goes over at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge blog.
Stamps: Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds, VIGNETTE: Artful Flutters, VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals, and DARE Subway Art Builders [STAMPlorations]
Inks and Paints: Jet Black Archival Ink [Ranger]; Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China Distess Paints [Ranger]
Other Media: Gesso, Gloss Gel Medium [Liquitex]
Card Base: 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper [Canson]
Other Supplies: Designer Paper Scraps [Pink Paislee, K&Company, Authentic]; Diecut Flower [K&Company]; Rub-on Stiching [DaisyD’s]; Star Dust Stickles [Ranger]
The sentiment stamp I used is part of one of the 5 new stamp sets scheduled for release this month at STAMPlorations. The STAMPlorations girls will be doing a Stamp Release Blog Hop and offering these new stamps as prizes. Follow the STAMPlorations blog because that’s where the hop will start on May 7!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend ahead!