Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Believe in Fairy Tales
This is not my prettiest card but it is one I had so much fun creating. I haven't really played with my acrylics, just painted in years (and it shows!). I used to love tole painting and there was an amazing woman that ran a shop just up the road who taught fantastic classes. Unfortunately, when her daughter needed more care, I lost touch. I don't even have any of my painting, I gave it all away.
Anyways, it all started with the MFP's Tutorial Challenge to use acrylics. I decided to use the background stamp on an old book page. That reminded me of this set by My Favourite Things "Well Read". I also painted the image with acrylics - I didn't think to use watercolour paper which is what I'm blaming for the blotchiness. It couldn't be me...
Everything about this card is a scrap. Can you believe the base is 8 years old? I'd cut that paper for my own wedding invites. The green acrylic paint covers the Very Vanilla that was attached by a close friend when we were assembly lining the invites. How scary is that?
All in all, a very pleasant walk down memory lane for me.
Challenges this Card Meets:
Craft-Room Challenge - Stamp your own background paper
MFP's Tutorial Challenge - Use acrylics
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Scrap Attack - I think any pre-made base that's 8 years old should count!