Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Little Mixed Media

Hi there!

I hope your week is off to a good start. My Monday was not a good one at work - way too much bending and lifting - I'm getting too old for this! I was so happy to get home, relax and watch some of my favorite designers' videos!

I know you all watch Jennifer McGuire's and Julie Ebersole's videos. They both had really inspiring ones today! You can watch them here and here.

Another favorite card designer of mine is Darlene DeVries. She is so easy to watch (I love her voice) and she makes fabulous cards! So, after watching her video today, I just had to CASE her card.

She used Metallic Gelatos on both a panel and some hearts, and it was so pretty! Here's my take:

The panel was first covered with Gesso, then I used three different metallic Gelatos to add color. When I was happy with it, I took a new Memory Box Stencil called, Rings and Puddles and placed it over the panel, then wiped with a baby wipe to remove some of the color. Love that technique! 

The bottom of the card was created using the Falling Hearts Stencil from SSS, some embossing paste and a bit of sparkle embossing powder

The three hearts were also colored with metallic Gelatos. Here is a close-up of the beautiful shimmer you get from this, fun to use, color medium:

I did not add Gesso to the hearts like I did to the panel. You can see the different effects you get with and without Gesso.

I want to thank Darlene for the wonderful inspiration! It felt so good to get my fingers messy today! 

I thought I might as well add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart.

I have Tuesday off from work and I'm planning on relaxing A LOT! Then I'm back at it Wed. Thurs. and Fri. Wish me luck - it's gonna be crazy!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day! ♥♥♥