I discovered Pamelia's inspiring blog because she has been playing at the Mixed Media Card Challenge and always enters to most gorgeous creations. I adore and admire the way she layers so many elements effortlessly - this is not one of my strengths. However, I thought I'd give it a go and play along for the fun of it! The name of the challenge is Anything but Cute Mixed Media Challenge.
I began with a piece of Bobunny paper and stamped some CASual Friday vine leaves around the edge and some vintage script with stamps from Prima. I fussy cut the girl, inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink and then painted it with clear gesso. The chipboard gate from Scrapware was painted with antique white paint, distress paint and then stained with Vintage photo. When it was dry, I painted it lightly with Crackle Paint. The pink flowers were made with die cut book paper and then coloured with distress paint and Color Shine. The ribbon flowers were spritzed with a touch of Color Shine and I also sprayed a little bit on the background and girl's skirt. The leaves are cut with the co-ordinationg CASual Friday's die. The butterflies were fussy cut from the co-ordinating DP. edges inked and painted with crackle paint. I then monted the panel on card coloured with Vintage Photo and Walnut Distress Stains.
So what do you think? It's certainly not my 'normal' style, but I had fun making it!
I have used Coral Color Shine and Abandoned Coral Distress Marker, so I can enter the Simon Monday Challenge 'don't abandon the coral.'
I discovered another challenge called Country View Challenge and the theme for May is 'Simply Scenic', so I thought my little scene would be perfect for this challenge.
EtTA: I just remembered I meant to enter this in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - the theme is *flowers*.