Maura, I don't think you could have picked a more gorgeous combination of colors for the challenge this week. Thank you for inspiring me to come away from patterned DP and create some One4Joy artistic paper! I approached this timidly.
I used three hues of Tattered Angels shimmer mists. Girls, it didn't look like much while it was drying...
The stencil work was done with a Prima stylized star stencil, using Lumiere Arte Silk Glazes in 'Bolivia Blue' and 'Wine and Roses'. That stuff is a riot for the eyes...gorgeous colors!
The Washington Irving quote is perfect for the paper:
Happiness is reflective: like the light of heaven
I stamped the MOMR hand mirror with VersaMark and embossed with Platinum ep. I rubbed the silver paste all over the mirror. Tied a snippet of seam binding in eggplant around the handle' popping it above the quote.
The German foil was a bright metallic blue. I used Seaside Sparkle ep to mute the brightness, smearing it in places...more reflection... The 'One4Joy' designer paper was backed by an eggplant hued sheet. And there is the full color deal with a side of dessert.
I have to say I grew as an artist today with this challenge...don't know what I've been afraid of...thanks for encouraging me.
May your face reflect the happiness waiting to burst forth from you.
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Wed, Nov 09, 2016 @ 5:44 AM
Lovely collage card - and even more lovely is your description of how you took a risk and so enjoyed the challenge!! Just what this craft should be about! Glad you liked the colors, and thanks for your inspirational quote about reflecting happiness. Words to live by....
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Wed, Nov 09, 2016 @ 9:11 AM
This one's a stunner, Susan! The colors, images and sentiment fit the theme in such a creative way. Love the stenciled stars and your mirror and the german foil. You create such beautiful pieces of art!! FYI - I've got that sentiment, it's from the Fiskars Joy & Laughter set.