Wednesday, March 16, 2011

believe and fly...

Hey everyone! 
We have been getting a lot of rain here... Yes, I know I am on the coast of Washington, and that as a girl who has spent her whole life in the desert of northern Utah, I'm not a good judge of "a lot of rain", but according to the news... Seattle has gotten double the normal rain for March, and March is only half over. So, I feel justified in saying we have gotten a LOT of rain. =)

However, we have had some breaks in the clouds today, and sunshine is finding it's way into my studio. *sigh*  Life is beautiful!

Anyway.. on to today's project.
This is an art journal page I have been working the past couple days in between everything else...
Paper: White cardstock, corrugated cardboard
Ink: Archival Ink (Jet Black), Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black), All Purpose Ink (Rose Pink, Orchid Odyssey, Mint Green, White)
Stamps: Hero Arts "Antique Engravings"
Words: computer generated
Other: Gesso, glitter, Diamond Dust, wire, Perfect Pearls

The base is an 8x8 square from one of the many moving boxes we are still over run with. (I love crafting with those things!)  I then spread a thin layer of Gesso over it. Once dry I misted on some green, pink, white, and shimmer using mists I've made with All Purpose inks, and Perfect Pearls. 

 I filled an entire sheet of white cardstock with this beautiful butterfly stamp. I love this stamp because it is very detailed, but the outside line is easy to cut.   I then sprayed the butterflies pink (with a tiny bit of light purple). I also completely covered them with Perfect Pearl shimmer spray... Love the sparkle! I then hand cut each one. I also cut in between the upper and lower wings for even more dimension and movement.

 I glittered the bodies, and added some Diamond Dust (large glass glitter) to the edges. Cutting out the antennas seemed kind pointless, so I just snipped them off when cutting out the butterflies. Instead, I twisted little pieces of wire... I like the look better anyway. 

I printed the words out, chopped them up, then distressed the edges.  They didn't stand out enough on the background, so I added some ink around the edges. 

And.. just for fun, I decided to let my color choices for this project be influenced by the challenge over at clearlyistamp... I don't do challenges very often, but I guess I should do more of them. They really are fun. 

Well, I'm off to enjoy the sunshine! Have a wonderful day!
~Kassi

1 comment:

Cassie said...

Hey Kassi! Welcome to the CIC challenges! What a truly stunning project with all of that shimmer and the vintage feel. I am so glad you joined us for CIC23 :D