Some of you will know that I've started using my husband's photography equipment for my blog photo's... which means I'm on a bit of a learning curve to say the least.
What doesn't help however, is when this card was all finished up, photo's were taken on Saturday morning for me to edit, I say to my husband that they look blurry, he says no they don't... and so I edit them anyway. And then I show him and he agrees with me that they look blurry!
I mean, seriously?
Do you have any idea just how long it takes me to edit?!!
So there's been a three day delay getting this card online (he went away the following morning for two days with his beloved camera)... and truth be told it still kind of looks a bit blurry to me - even though I took a new batch of photo's and edited them just yesterday. But this card is heavy on texture and glitter spray and camera's don't seem to like that shine so much.
Do any of you Memory Box fans remember the Twigs and Berries die set? If you do, you'll probably see straight away that's where I got my inspiration from for this months Memory Box 'Stencils' Challenge.
Take a look...
Here's a close up shot. See what I mean about lots of glitter spray?
This card was such fun to make.
I've used three different Memory Box stencils (two current and one discontinued, but truth be told the discontinued one looks a lot like paint splatters anyway so it's easy to swap out if it's not in your stash). Then I've cut out some circles, added a bird that I've made from corrugated card and covered in texture paste (the wing's from a Poinsettia die), added extra branches, lots of glitter spray, some berries (red enamel dots), torn paper edges, white acrylic paint... and then basically I've just sandwiched the whole thing on to an embossed background that's been lightly Gessoed first (using watered down Gesso) with some 3D glue gel.
It's a very 'me' style card... kind of pretty but messy looking!
Speaking of 'me'... When I told my husband that this was a 'me' style card, he said, 'I'm not surprised. If you were a colour you would be brown'.
Brown with green accents, I think. But I was very surprised by his astute observation... Which leads me to ask the same of you.
If you were a colour, what colour would you be?
Get's you thinking, doesn't it?
Memory Box 'Leafy Stems'
Memory Box 'Sprinkle Dots'
Memory Box 'Splatter Spray'
Memory Box 'Elodee Bird Background'
Poppystamps 'Small Luxe Poinsettia Background'
Memory Box 'Woodland Branch'
Memory Box 'Grove Branch'
Circle dies - I used MFT and Spellbinders, but any small ones will do.
Tim Holtz/Distress 'Peeled Paint'
Tim Holtz/Distress 'Bundled Sage'
Tim Holtz/Distress 'Forest Moss'
Tim Holtz/Distress 'Frayed Burlap'
Tim Holtz/Distress 'Walnut Stain'
Tim Holtz/Distress 'Gathered Twigs'
Tim Holtz/Distress 'Black Soot'
VersaMagic 'Cloud White'
Texture Paste - White
Acrylic Paint - White
Enamel Dots - Red
Crafter's Companion 'Spray and Sparkle' - Pearl Diamond
Challenges I'm Entering...
Branch die cuts, bird and snow banks made from snippets)
Christmas In September
Challenge #31 'No Patterned Paper'
Add a Bird and/or Colours
Challenge #42 'Anything Goes'
If you've been kind enough to stop by twice in one day (once for this post and once for the last post), then thank you so very, very much. Your kindness means a lot to me.
Take good care of yourselves... and don't forget to answer my question - if you can!