Friday, July 19, 2013

Knee Deep in Summer

Our weather has been unseasonably cool lately. I have been able to work in the studio for short spells with no air conditioning. I'm proud to announce I'm a member of the Splitcoaststampers' Mix-Ability crew! Woohoo!! I love working with these ladies. They are incredibly talented, and oh so inspiring!

This weeks challenge by Lydia was to use the spotlight technique with a white background on a mixed media project. Here's what I came up with:

I love these Blueprints series from Tim Holtz through Stampers Anonymous. They are so cool and perfectly suited to the spotlight technique. I combined them with Authentique's Original papers. I used Gina K Designs black ink (it is the darkest and clearest of all the black pads I own, but it does not play nice with Copics or Odorless Mineral Spirits) and colored with Prismacolor pencils, blending with a paper stump.

I drew a circle around the colored spots to help them stand out. The edges are distressed slightly, and the panel and grungeboard flower die cut were colored with distress inks.

Hopefully I will be able to post more regularly. Lots of things going on, but at least it's a little more predictable around here! Come visit our forum, and don't forget the Dare to Get Dirty challenges are just around the corner!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope to see you here again soon!


1 comment:

  1. WOW! That is such a cool card! I love that stamp, too! Leave it to Tim to make cupcakes non-cutesy!!


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