sunnuntai 21. kesäkuuta 2015

Don't forget to fly

The mood board for the VivaLasVegaStamps June challenge invites to use green and black, scribbles, hearts, polkadots, letters, wings, drips and drops... I am joining with this inky card, and also posting for the Designs by Ryn customer challenge, the SimonSaysStamp Monday challenge (Pastes), the Stampotique designers challenge #199 (Shimmer and Shine) and the Craft Barn weekly challenge (Butterflies).

I started my background by gluing torn scraps onto a 6x6 piece of paper and covering with white gesso... after which started a trial and error session: the ink sprays looked great while wet, but as they dried, the white gesso seemed to dilute them and all the "Oomph" disappeared. I added a layer of clear gesso which helped a bit, but the real solution was rubbing in some yellow acrylic paint with a paper towel. I stamped some dots and text with black, but they don't really show anymore, since I got a bit carried away with the gilding flakes! The Bubble wrap stamp and the scribbly heart were gilded with Flitterglu and Megaflakes (Morris Dance). I needed to add some black, and used my new Anemone stencil and black embossing paste.

Some Inka Gold was added to the center of the flowers.
I used rub-on letters to write my sentiment. I have tons of these basic rub-on letters, because a friend grabbed a pile that was going to be thrown away when the Finnish Geological Institute cleared their cupboards... in good old days maps were made by hand, and they had both rub-on and sticker letters and symbols for that. I used miscellaneous letters from a damaged sheet to add some interest on the edges, my original type-text stamping had practically disappeared at this point!

The little butterfly is actually the Large Gossamer butterfly on shrink plastic. Promarkers are nice for colouring shrink plastic, but can't touch stamping done with Stazon. I've previously used them on open areas of stamped images, but now I decided to try colouring the plastic before stamping the image. I happened to have a stamped butterfly lying on the desk, and for once really had use of having translucent shrink plastic: I placed the image under my plastic, and could see enough to be able to colour it well enough. After stamping I continued with gel pens. To make the green butterfly visible on the green background I gilded the edges, added a layer of Wink of Stella and covered it with Glossy Accents... and still felt the need to place it on a black part of the background!

I like the way this card turned out, green, black and gold are quite a combination!

6 kommenttia:

  1. Wonderful piece! I love the layers of texture, print, and color you've achieved. I also love the quote. I'm quite jealous of your stash of transfer (rub-on) lettering.

    Thanks for playing along with my challenge at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  2. Wow, wow, wow! Labor-intensive, but beautiful!

    Also a coincidence: earlier this morning I was in my craft room and noticed my huge collection of rub-on alphabets. (Mine weren't completely free, but very cheap from an art store that was closing.) I thought then, "You should use these!"

  3. Wow, your butterfly is amazing! Lovely project as always Kristiina! Tha k you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge. Jane x

  4. Hey again! Your mixed media creations are fantastic! Thanks for explaining how you did it. That colour combination does look lovely. Haha, I always get carried away with gold flakes. you resolved that beautifully.

  5. Beautiful ! Thanks for joining us over at VLVS! this month !
    Corrie x

  6. Awesome! I like the texture and the way the lighter bits shine on the dark background.