Sharing four cards which were made in 2015! At that time I made them to answer a challenge call at Take Ten magazine, the theme, stars. When the challenge results were published and no sign of my submissions, I thought they hadn’t made the grade so it was lovely to see them appear as a feature with the July/August/Sept issue of The Stampers’ Sampler!
All four cards feature PaperArtsy stamps from one of my most favoured designer collections, ESN, Sara Naumann.A star is the focal for each card, in keeping with the challenge theme I was submitting to.
Two Frescos, which had been transferred into spray bottles, were all I used for the backgrounds, applying them for a muted, diffused effect. With the ten minute cardmaking time limit, I was conscious that I could not devote much time to the backgrounds – even though they were published in Sampler, it was Take Ten that I was submitting them to.The almost marble effect on the background is achieved with the Pewter Fresco.
One of my favourite way of using words from ESN collection is mixing them up.Each star is slightly varied but essentially, I only used a handful of elements for this collection, they are very minimal!On this card, the mica flakes flow across the cardbase as though a sprinkling of starlight has fallen from the night sky,catching the light beautifully.Soon I will share some Mixed Media panels which are similar but “more”.
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25 Aug 2016 15 Comments
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