Wednesday, January 9, 2013

21 cards - #4

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. 


Starla said...

I like your exploring of different techniques with these challenges!! (If I ever get my "new" room set up, I just may have to try out some of these challeges to get my creative juices flowing!!)

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oh wow...I like this collage look! The door is a neat idea!