Sunday, August 14, 2016

Thanks - Scrapbook Boutique Challenge Aug 2016

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I love the new Scrapbook Boutique challenge mood board. Here's my take on it, a thank you card...because I needed to make one for one sassy lady!


Lime, Black and White!
This is again a mixed media piece:

  • Dylusions paint - Fresh Lime
  • Twinkling H2O - Lemongrass...for a touch of glimmer on the eyes and dress!
  • Dylusions archival ink - Dirty Martini
  • Versamark Onyx Black ink
  • Distress Ink - Picket Fence (white)
  • Dylusions Paint pens - black. white
  • Stampin Up Embossing Powder - black
  • Dyan Reavely stamp -Strength (woman)
  • Hero Arts stamp - thanks
  • Tim Holtz diamon stamp

This is a one-layer card so I used a masking technique to keep the woman in black and white as I painted the background in Fresh Lime. Versamark ink was still a bit wet so you can see a bit of smudging on the edges. I loved this shadow-y effect so much that I added more gray shading later to accentuate it.

To repeat the harlequin diamond on the lady's top, I used a "rolling" stamp technique I learned from one of Dyan Reavely's videos. Instead of mounting the stamp, just kinda roll it on and don't re-ink each time.  I love the random-ness of the effect. I did this using both the Dirty Martini and Picket Fence inks.

Once the background dried, I heat-embossed 'Thanks'. I love the accidental smattering of black dots which add to the over-all grunge look.

For a touch of shimmer, I added on some Twinkling H2Os. It's so hard to photograph but maybe you can make it out a bit in the zoomed in photo below.

To finish off, I outlined and added highlights to the eyes and lips using the paint pens to make them pop even more. AND, I also added some grey watercolour around the lady.

I loved the materials and techniques I used so much, I reckon I'd replicate this in my Art Journal.




5 comments:

  1. Super fun and totally artsy, I love it! So glad that you could share it with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

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  2. Love the continuation of the harlequin details onto her top as well Malyn. Very cool looking card. Thanks for getting into it at Scrapbook Boutique this month.

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  3. The colours are spot on and I love this "Sassy" card! Fabulous to read about your process and mediums used too. Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique.
    Louise xo

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  4. Stunning! A wonderfully creative take on the mood board this month - and your explanations are so helpful! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique this month!

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  5. Love love love!! Totally gorgeous!! I have fallen in love with dylusion paints!!

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