Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Birds & Bister
I recently received this beautiful sheet from Sweet Ms. Della, Birds, Sheet 141A. It's a bit of a conundrum for me. It's a beautiful sheet---the bird images are so beautiful...I feel drawn to them, but I must admit, in real life.....I'm a little creeped out by birds. There! I said it! I blame Alfred Hitchcock and a house I lived in years ago.
The house had a huge living room--one wall was ceiling to floor windows. The birds loved to dive bomb that window as if they could join right in on our fun. To this day, I have an abnormal reaction to low flying birds and, especially, to dead little bodies laying about my yard. Again, I blame Hitchcock, but......enough of that!
My project for today started wtih bisters. Again, an experiment.....I wondered how/what bisters and a gelli plate would look like. Truthfully, it was less than wow and I could have achieved the same result by loading everything onto my craft sheet vs gelli plate. But, y'know......I had to try.
After creating the background, I added a variety of stylized card stock using an eclectic assortment of stamps from I Brake For Stamps, some doilies and sequins--I love those things! I have a bunch of background stamps that are just wonderful to have around--like staples in my pantry of stamping! One such set is Textures. You just never know when you are going to want to add some extra texture to a project. The set contains great variety and they work great for mixed media canvas art, also!
Additionally, I used Number Background. It added the vintage effect I was looking for. Right under the greenish card stock, you can also see that I used a beautiful lace image from one of my all time favorites, Lace Borders! This set is also a huge staple in my arsenal! So many beautiful images!
Finally, from the brand new sheet, Birds, Sheet 141A, this beautiful image of birds and blooms! This is a great sheet and I'm excited to experiment and create with it! Don't forget to use my savings code when you shop the IBFS store! SAVE10JANE.
Have a fantastic and creative day! Don't forget to be awesome!