Happy Saturday, friends. Yesterday was the first day for the NEW Mix-Ability challenge on Splitcoaststampers, all about mixed media. Yay! I know I'm going to love it.
The first challenge is Yin Yang. So I used this challenge to create another card for January's monthly challenge at Motley Soul Mixed-Media Art. There is a new challenge for February, but I haven't started on that one yet. It's all hearts - need to think on that for a bit.
This post shows how I made the base for my cards with cereal box chipboard and coffee filters.
I started by painting my base with celery green acrylic paint. Then I used a butterfly stencil, the solid part sponged with gesso, and the detailed part sponged with pearl turquoise and pearl blue lumiere paints for a bit of shimmer. I also outlined the butterfly with a Pitt pen. Since the body of the butterfly was white, I cut a new one from black card stock and glued that on.
Nothing like going backwards, but then I decided to add some stamping to the background, so I carefully added some texture type images from Donna Salazar and Tim Holtz in jet black archival ink.
While playing around with some additions, but not sure what to add, I decided to leave it overnight and look at it again this morning. I knew right away that I wanted to change up the background some more, so I applied some buttermilk acrylic paint with my finger, so it just brings out the texture of the coffee filter without covering up the stamping.
Then I added bits of torn card stock and pattern paper.
The sentiment is from Nostalgics Attic Collection (Image Tree), punched out with a 1/2" circle punch and raised on dimensionals.
Then I attached a piece of burlap, some raffia, a hand crocheted flower and a button.
I love it! How can I not? It has lots of texture and lots of BLUE! LOL
Thanks so much for spending some time with me today. Enjoy your weekend.