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