My muse has really been making me work lately - she's been no help at all. I struggled mightily to come up with cards for my mixed media group themes - arrows and metallic/vintage/embossed. While I've looked longlingly at several challenges the past couple of weeks I just haven't gotten the mojo going to participate. Hopefully SOON.
I finally came up with these for the arrows theme:
I started with a base of crumpled tissue paper which I painted over with Distress paints. I stenciled arrows over the top and then left them sitting there for two days. Finally I pulled out some Tim Holtz masks (remember those??) and used Cupid with some black acrylic over the top. They sat for a couple more days... Embossing paste was next (through a stencil) and then I painted over the pasty hearts with some Dylusions. Eh...they're alright, but I keep thinking I missed something.
The next theme was to use embossing, vintage and metal on ATCs. Easy, right? It should be! I finally came up with these:
It is a little funny to me that my projects rarely turn out the way I initially envision them. I never had a butterfly in mind when I made the gear background for instance. I do love how the butterfly turned out though.
So that's it. If you've been wondering where I've been you now know that I was sitting in my creative space willing myself to be creative. ;)