Hello again :)
Today’s artist trading card is a bit of a “user-upper” of bits.
I really liked doing this card and think that using up lots of little bits will play a big part in making these over the coming months.
Anyway, here is today’s creation.
This creation was a little bit of an experiment to be fair, but the outcome worked so well that I thought that I would include it as one of these little creations.
It started with me looking blankly at my craft desk awaiting the muse to descend and a creative flurry to ensue. This did not happen so I began rooting through a little box of embellishments that have sat on the desk for some time – I found a little wooden laser cut and etched frame.
I knew that I wanted to use it but thought that the plain wood could do with a bit of glam. I got out the gilding flakes and gilding glue and coated the little fella.
After brushing away the excess I thought that it had quite a baroque feel and thought that it would look good around something like the Mona Lisa so I needed a face …
I remembered back a few ATCs to when I used the Lynne Perella stamp (the lady with the teacup on her head) and thought she would be perfect. So I rummaged and stamped (with an archival inkpad).
The white cardstock was a little to stark so I toned this down with some peach gentle blends and stuck her behind the frame. This worked.
I then had another nosey around the stash and found some stickles glitter glue and Diamond Glaze. I traced around the inside of the frame with the glitter glue and then flood filled the whole lot with Diamond Glaze.
Frame done and I needed the background. I rummaged the paper stash bit box for an offcut and found an aged floral design that looked like it could work so cut this to size and added a little more aging to the design with some brown gentle blend.
I put this altogether but then found that I wanted to pop a gem/brad/pearl in the corners but could not find anything in a colour that would work so cheated and popped coloured in some cream coloured pearls with a metallic pen and stuck those down with PVA.
I left it at that although I was tempted to add some white or ivory coloured mini roses – which I didn’t have. So I didn’t :)
Thank you for visiting and I hope that you are enjoying this series of daily posts.
As always, if you have any comments or questions about this post then please feel free to use the comments section below. Also, If you know of anyone that would appreciate reading this post, there are handy sharing icons below.
Many thanks for taking the time to read about my little creations.
I’ll see you again tomorrow!