Monday, August 4, 2014
Love the Here & Now
I was so inspired by Mona's gorgeous tag & tutorial at SSS, that I finally played a bit with doing some mixed media for my MFT sketch card. I have limited colors in the Distress Stains & Paints, so I also used some Distress Ink. My colors are bundled sage, tumbled glass & antiqued bronze.
I followed Mona's instructions & started with the stains & then gesso before adding paint & ink. I partially embossed on the right side & made a stencil from the MFT chevron die & used my paste. The sentiment is MFT as are the flowers (Prima Donna Petals) & the border (Open Zig Zag). I added 3 little rain dots to my flower center. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia.
I enjoyed stretching myself & want to try again, as I know practice is the only way to improve. I'll add this to SSS Wed. Thanks so much for your comments--always brighten my day.
Edited to add: Thanks to Deepti for letting me know about the Mixed Media Card Challenge where I'll enter my card.
The theme is summer which is "now" & I love all the flowers of summer--not that I've seen any that look like this--LOL!