In keeping with my recent trend, I'm tripling up on challenges as I don't have as much time to stamp now that the home school year is upon me. I wanted to CASE a card to honor past queen Shadow's Mom aka Lee-Anne as we are doing a QFTD Review. I don't think I was playing in the queen challenges back when Lee-Anne was queen but I appreciate her kind comments and love her style! I chose to CASE this cool mixed media card. I had a stamp from the same company that I thought of when I saw her card. Obviously, I couldn't do the cool thing she did with her wings, so I chose to make a denim flower instead to meet today's MIXABILITY challenge to use fabric. I simply snipped every 1/4" along my denim strip then rolled it up and smooshed it onto a sticky sheet circle. I prepared my bg piece with a dictionary page with white Gesso, followed by some grey Gesso through a wire mesh piece. The grey globbed up so I wiped a bunch of it off. Well, my used wipe on my desk had blue ink on it and it smeared into the wet Gesso and made a cool effect! I sponged a bit more blue on after stamping my image and sentiment. I decided to add some stickles clouds to the top. I'm also counting this in the Free For All Fairy tale challenge as we all know the last line of every good fairy tale!
Date: Friday, August 23, 2013 GMT Views: 2018
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22250
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 @ 5:48 PM
Kudos to you for being able to do so many challenges in one fabulous card! I must have studied this wonderful background for about 5 whole minutes! You do some of the most fun techniques with gorgeous results! That denim bow, ingenious! Into favorites it goes!
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 28340
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 @ 5:52 PM
This is really cool..I love the denim strip and flower, love the bg, and that stamp..it all adds up to a GREAT card for all the challenges! (fyi-I admired that card of Lee-Anne's and she sent it to me..I have it on my desk right now...the wings are awesome).
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 13683
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 @ 7:08 PM
This is really cool, Gail! You have so much going on (guess it's all those challenges) on this interesting card! Love the material, dictionary page, and the nursery rhyme too! This must be the house that Jack built?
“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
― Lou Holtz
Registered: July 25, 2011 Location: Georgia Posts: 41110
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 @ 6:04 AM
Great card! Isn't that the great joy of mixed media? Wiping, sponging, and all of a sudden we have a cool effect we didn't necessarily know we were going to achieve? It's like a surprise every time I sit down to play mixed media. I love your fun surprises! I love the gorgeous colors and your denim is so much fun!!!!