This month the challenge on the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog is to make a summer card and if you wish add some burlap.
I had been playing with acrylic paints in a old book and had added embossing paste through a stencil. I was going to do a journal - well - that did not last long - but I had this great page of mixed media paper I had made and I did not want to throw it away. Very slowly it has made it into a couple cards. I think the colors scream "Summer" so thought I would use it for this challenge. It also screams "Happy". (See paper does talk to me). If I remember correctly, it is two pages of the book glued together with gel medium. I add a layer of gesso on each side and then go to town with whatever mediums I want to use. This time it was bottles of acrylic paint (inexpensive so you can lots of different colors). Are you ready - here it is.
It is a larger card but it is a birthday card for a very good friend. She deserves a special birthday card. I stamped the butterfly in white embossing powder on another sheet of paper I had made. It was just teal and it stood out too much so I dabbled different colors of acrylic paint over it to bring in the hues of the background paper. The sentiment was white embossed on vellum (I need to find some heavier clear vellum). After the card was assembled, I thought it needed some more white to tie in the white mat and embossing. I used my Big Pen to dab white circled diagonally across the card. Some pearls and enamel dots were added to the card. The sentiment and butterfly are from Hero Arts.
Since the paper was a "work of art" I decided to mat it like an art piece. I used a small mat of a dark teal, added a larger mat of white and then another shade of teal. Birthday card done and I am so happy with it. It is such great therapy to get messy.
I am also entering this in the current challenge on the Monday Simon Says challenge blog. The current challenge is "Anything Goes".
Thanks for stopping by. Now that I have had my therapy I must accomplish something. I need to go to the post office, get some food and I was thinking of running to Janesville but I did say I was going to hibernate.