Today is the second week of the Anything But a Card Challenge "Let's Get Messy" and I sure did with this!
It started as a bit of an experiment in terms of what I could layer on a tag with Claudine Hellmuth Mixed Medium (the lace was a bit heavy but it worked). As an avid flower maker I sometimes end up with flowers made from colours of cardstock which never get used so I picked up a bundle of flowers of varying hues and a grey looking flourish and added those too.
I covered the lot in gesso to see what happened and I got this which I quite liked.
Then I spritzed it with some home made sprays - Stampin Up and Distress Ink Re-Inkers in green, pink and yellow. But I am not a delicate person and I was so heavy handed it looked garish and awful! So out came the gesso again and I covered it all up. And I do get messy - the gesso manages to go everywhere. Even the phone upstairs (where my craft room is) has a lovely white sheen .......
I sprayed more carefully this next time with just the green made from Stampin Up Certainly Celery Re-Inker (really loving this colour) and this time I liked it. Then what to do with it! I added a few butterflies and some more scrim and pearls and the Chit Chat letters.
And that's it! I do hope you will join us over at Anything But A Card. This is a great challenge and the chance to really just get stuck in with those supplies. Lots of fun!!
This is my last post for six weeks, although I have a HEAP of scheduled posts. Tomorrow morning I am on a very early flight to Kirkwall in Orkney and then bus over to Stromness where Terry and Mrs Muir (the other woman in our lives) are waiting for me. He had hoped to get as far as Lochinver on the west coast but has had the wind against him for the last two weeks. So I will have to do the sail around Cape Wrath (think of me!). Then we shall spend six weeks sailing around the West Coast of Scotland.
I shall be able to pop in now and again when I get WiFi, so I hope you will bear with me in terms of commenting - I seem to attract such a lot of spam I need to keep moderation on.
See you in the middle of August !! xx