I wanted to create a “Mixed Media” card and use some clay, paper, card stock and ink, a little paint and some embellishments. I started with Modern Medley designer series paper. I knew I wanted to use the sheet with newsprint on one side and music on the back, so I layered them and added some white acrylic paint. And Mod Podge. And then a little Whisper White craft ink. Then I spritzed with ink refill and alcohol. I think one spritzer was filled with Crumb Cake or Soft Suede, and the other was filled with Crushed Curry and a little Illuminate glimmer watermark ink refill. I had used both for another project, so just used the leftover ink for this project.
The Crushed Curry pooled a little, and that’s where the dog hair comes in. I have a towel that I use for ink emergencies, and when I blotted the ink, it left behind some doggie DNA. What can I say? Both dogs like to hang out in my stamp room with me, and sometimes they brush up against things – like my ink towel. I think the hair is behind the Tea Lace paper doily, so it’s ok.
Some of the other products I used on this are Simply Pressed Clay, Basic Pearls, Vintage Designer buttons, Soho Subway designer series paper, Watercolor Wonder designer washi tape and Dress Up framelits. I used the Lovely Romance, Off the Grid and Banner Greetings stamp sets.
I had a lot of fun with this. The only thing that doesn’t thrill me is that the dress and doily are the same color. I knew I wanted Blushing Bride somewhere, so decided to use it for the doily. But then, nothing else pleased me for the dress except the Soho Subway paper. I may add some ink to the edges of the dress later to add some contrast. This is what happens when you just create without planning. I started with a plan, but then just kind of let the card create itself.
So – try something new today! Have a great day – and thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy!