Friday, June 21, 2013

Mix-Ability Challenge

My fingers are testament to my first attempt with Splitcoaststampers' Mix-Ability Challenge! I love the mixed media look but have shied away from it...until now.  Ky's video tutorial was really helpful and even though I didn't have any gesso, I did layer up the colors.  I first dabbed 3 "puddles" of distress paint on a paper plate: Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint.  I then sprayed what I thought was water in a spray bottle.  I must have added some shimmer to it with a previous project and when I dried the CS after "pulling" it through the paints, it had a real glittery look when I angled it to the light!  At that point, I decided to pull out my TCW "Starry Starry Night" 5x8 stencil.  I put some Picket Fence distress paint on a plate, spritzed it with water, then stippled it over the CS using the stencil.  After drying the BG, I added a pennant die cut banner and sequins.  I'm also playing along with the Free 4 All Challenge to create a CAS card with a summer image/theme.   Blue skies, yellow sunshine and green grass were the color inspirations.  Ahhh...there's nothing like sitting out on a clear, summer night watching the stars! 

STAMPS: Shining Star (Verve)
PAPER: Pacific Point, White.
INK: Versamark Onyx Black
ACCESSORIES: Pennant Trim die by Verve, Sequins, Distress paints by Tim Holtz.


Mary Ann said...

WOW!Very Pretty,Love the background!!!

Marisa said...

Looky at you go!!! Make sure you enter it into the diva dare too! Love the BG you created and how you incorporated all the stars!