It all started with your MIX challenge, Polly! To make a background and use bubble wrap for visual interest. Well, sleeping on it brought lots of ideas this morning. I quickly got the Hero Arts paint splatter bg stamp loaded with the TH oxides. Transferred to wc. Sprayed with water and used the bubble wrap. It mostly shows in the blue~ish layer.
Once the paper was dry, I inked the Technique Junkies butterfly shiloutte stamp with Brilliance ink and then embossed in clear. I tore the left edge as it was so rough and random how the ink puddled.
It took awhile to choose the sentiment. But I kept going to the small butterflies and well...one thing brought another! Yesterday I stopped by one of our local thrifts to check out the craft area. I can across a whole basket of vintage metal zippers. Confession: I came home with 9! But it was this Chartreuse trim line zipper (words from the package), that I knew belonged with my beautiful young woman. And it makes a different media for the MIX. The Sizzix TH butterfly is brand new. I cut it from part of the original panel.
As I was arranging the panels...I knew the butterfly would emerge from the woman...and the zipper. I added a bit of vintage German scrap down the right sides.
And the best...in our family room we have a solar tube with a diffuser that throws rainbows on sunny days. I couldn't believe when I prepared this for photographing it would be right there in the picture beginning at the top and continuing through my sky and onto the bottom...thanks Jeanne for challenging us to make Sunny Skies. And of course, Barbara for your color challenge. I used the closest three colors in my studio. Thanks everyone!
I can't wait to see the creativity in the galleries this week.
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019 GMT Views: 771
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 42302
Fri, Jun 14, 2019 @ 1:11 PM
WOW this is intriguing....I really like your subtle bubble wrap imprint on this...perfection And that chartreuse trim line zipper (isnt' that a fabulous descriptive?) is killer...omg...your mind works in such creative ways ( I do know though how one sees something and it immediately triggers that light bulb idea). The butterfly coming out of the zipper is so cool and a continuation of the smaller group of butterfly silhouettes....totally amazing card Susan!
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Fri, Jun 14, 2019 @ 1:49 PM
What a beautiful mixture of textures. There's a nice contrast between your colors used and the black and white.
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Fri, Jun 14, 2019 @ 3:25 PM
Brilliant card, Susan! I wouldn't have thought to use a real zipper on a card. I love that you did. Beautiful layout with the woman and butterfly emerging from the zipper. Another fabulous piece of art.
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Fri, Jun 14, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
I just saw some zipper stuff in my stash and thought, 'hmmm, how long have I had that?? It's black. Not chartreuse. Rats. Oh, MDF, you are amazing. I know others have said that but I speak the truth, because I know.
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