Hi friends! Happy Saturday! I stole a little time when I should have been sleeping last night to sneak into my studio and get inky. I've been excited for this week's mojo 259 sketch since I designed it and was a little downhearted that I was unable to get a sample done for it all week. So, I headed into the studio with every intention of making a clean & simple card.
However, once I sat down I saw that my September Scarlet Lime mixed media kit had arrived and I hadn't opened the box yet. I fell in love with the Glitz paper pad as soon as I opened the kit and just had to change directions and "go for it" with the mixed media style! It's nothing like I thought it would be, but was a whole lot of fun. I guess that's what I love about mixed media. It's always a surprise how it will turn out. I'm particularly loving the way the background ended up. In the beginning that was a cream piece of cardstock, but I kept adding layers of paint and stains and doodles and it really turned out fun.
The sentiment and flower is from the Brighter Days set. And I added a little portion of the Pennant Trim Die over on the side. The "stitching" framing the sentiment panel is one of the border stamps in the Borderline set. I hand cut the layers of flowers and popped them on dimensionals. The leaves are hand cut and doodled with a white gel pen and I added some fun punched pieces from my stash.
I hope you're having a fabulous weekend so far! From the sound of things, the twins are done napping, so I better mosey on back to mommyland. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Stamps: Brighter Days, Borderline (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cashmere Dame (Glitz), cream, Black
Ink: Archival Black, white gel pen, black micron pen, acrylic paints, distress stains, golden heavy body acrylics, gelatos (Faber Castell)
Accessories: Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), photo corner and punch pack (SU!), classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), enamel accents, liquid pearls (Ranger), rhinestones
This blog is for personal inspiration only and all projects are my original designs unless otherwise stated. I own Verve Stamps and have received products and materials to work with from several generous companies over the years. While I have received free products from these companies, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of their products. I will never recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.