Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Be…Original

Things are starting to come together for me as far as finding a balance between everything. Next week will be a bit challenging as one of the girls at work will be gone on vacation so I’ll be working several days in a row but after that we should settle nicely into a good routine.

I’m feeling less overwhelmed too so that is always a good sign. I truly do love working at Curves though and am happy I made the choice to try/get the job.

With that being said, I feel like some of my creativity mojo is coming back as it left for a little bit. So I had to grab it while I can and sat down to play with the last SCACD release, The Blank Canvas Collection. I know many of you say the “mixed media” isn’t for you but I think you’d be surprised how fun these stamps and this style is--there are no rules, you just create and have fun. I am truly embracing it and loving it! Dare ya to try it!!

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I started by stamping Blank Canvas Woman with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto my cardstock and then also onto an old book page.  I colored the skin and hair with copics and ShinHan Art Touch Twin markers and then cut her out.

Next I cut out the dress part from the book page and made a watercolor out of Yellow Rose Luminarte Primary Elements Mica Powder and Gum Arabic and painted over the book page. I had some extra of the watercolor mixture so I painted a scrap piece of cardstock, just in case I wanted to use it for a die cut or something. Once the dress was dry I touched up the black lines with an old fine tip marker I had--I sort of had a blob on one side but decided to leave it as I thought it added character and then I glued it to the woman using ScrapPerfect Best Glue Ever--I like this glue so much when working with things that make paper curl as it really holds them down.

Next I stamped the word Original from the Authentic Words Set onto my card front in Archival Jet Black ink. I handwrote “be” in front of Original. I stamped the Rays in VersaMark ink and then dusted more of the Yellow Rose Luminarte Primary Elements Mica Powder over it. I also wanted the edges to have some sparkle to them so I repeated this process by inking up the edges with VersaMark and then dusting on the mica powder.

To finish the card I just used the scrap cardstock that I watercolored and die cut a corner using one of the new Dies by SCACD- Garden Corner. A pretty clean and simple mixed media card..hehe!!

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3 comments:

Dana White said...

Danni this is FABULOUS!! LOVE the shading for her hair and her paper pieced dress is awesome

Kathi said...

This is absolutely stunning.

I just love the book-text-pieced dress.

The design and color palette on this are sensational.

Great use of the sentiment and the rays.

Wow.

Kristie said...

Way cool card! You make mixed media look easy!

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