Hello my friends. I'm here with another card for the challenge on Motley Soul Mixed-Media Art. This is number 4.
Please refer to this post to see how I made the base for my cards.
I recently came across an idea that I changed up some to make it work for me. It's called an inspiration jar. I still need to finish decorating my peanut butter jar or maybe find a pretty jar instead. The idea is to have slips of paper or something that has words to jump start your creativity. I put my words on little chipboard circles. To use it, you just randomly pull out one or more from the jar to inspire you. I think three is a good number, so that's what I plan to use. Today, for card #4, I pulled out three circles -- two, torn paper, and door. Those were my words to inspire what I did on my card.
I used the same technique (found here) for the background that I used on card #3. But today I used two colors of acrylic paint, cream and burnt umber (my first inspiration word -- two), which offered a lot more contrast than yesterday's card. I love the way it looks.
To resemble grass and sky, I tore some pattern paper (my second inspiration word -- torn paper).
For the third inspiration word (door), I cut an arched shape from a piece of cereal box chipboard and covered it with Basic Grey paper. I used a Donna Salazar word stamp on it. The butterfly is Hero Arts, colored with Copic markers and cut out. I wanted it to stand out from the door, so I punched an oval from the same aqua paper that I used for the sky. The hinges and door handle were cut freehand, sponged and some dots added for nails or screws.
I printed out the sentiment by hand, although I don't like my handwriting. Many years ago, I had neat handwriting, but college note-taking takes a toll on neatness.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.