You never know where you’ll find inspiration for a project. There’s a picture on the wall in one of the bedrooms in the condo where we’re staying. The background is divided into sections, and it looks very “mixed media” – even though it’s just a picture. I kept looking at it, thinking about how I could turn it into a mixed media piece. I didn’t want to wait until I got home, though, because I know that when inspiration strikes, you should move immediately. If I waited until I got home, I wouldn’t be as enthusiastic. But I needed Gesso, and white ink, and black pens, and all I have with me is a small craft bag. Mike is incredibly observant, and he would definitely notice if I replaced his suitcase with a Big Shot and second craft bag.
I decided to give it a shot, even with limited supplies. I have to say, I was very surprised at how well it turned out. I did a lot of masking, sponging, and stamping off. Fortunately, I brought Gorgeous Grunge and Butterfly Basics with me, so this was pretty simple to pull off.
One of the things I really wanted was some white-ish splatters. I don’t have spritzers with me, so I decided to just use a little Stampin’ Mist on a splatter stamp. It worked great! The only problem I had was when I trimmed the card a bit. Being impatient, I didn’t wait for it to dry, so it ripped during the trimming process. No problem – I just ripped a little more and sponged the edges. I added a little strip of Venetian Crochet Trim to the side and layered it to a Coastal Cabana card.
Coastal Cabana is the only retiring In Color that I’m really going to miss. One of the new colors – Mint Macaron – is close. It’s a little greener, though. I’m thinking there will probably be a color “refresh” in the next year or so, so perhaps it will come back!
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