It's our gorgeous Em's 23rd birthday today and as she is an artist, I always feel I have to up my game and do something a bit arty for her card!
Lucky for me that Marianne Designs have just brought out some mixed media products including some splodgy stamps (technical term!) and some stencils so I mixed them up with some older stamps and created this.
The image is a beautiful stamp from Character Construction - I think I've found a new obsession!- and perfect for mixed media projects.
For the background I used one of Marianne's new stencils which I felt looked a little like a tangle of trees in a forest and sponged Distress Oxide ink through. I then splodged some DO inks with some dotty stamps to make it look like a carpet of flowers. I then gave the panel a mist of water so that the DOs could do their magic!
For the dress and butterflies, I used a variety of splodgy stamps including two of their new ones (deets below), some older sets and I used their firework burst stamps to make them look like flowers.
I stamped the character image and butterflies onto the panel and cut out the dress, stamped her face and arms and coloured them with Promarkers. I then stamped the images onto the background panel and layered up the separate parts to complete the image. Similar with the butterflies.
Here is the full list of Marianne Design Products:
Stencil - PS8003 (NEW!)
Texture Stamps - MM1615/1616 (NEW!)
Butterfly stamp set - CS0927
Fireworks stamp set - TC0845
Eline's Brush stamp set - EC0162
Background stamps - CS0977
Brush die - COL1375 (actually an old nib pen for ink but looks like a brush!)
The Art and sentiment dies are from Visible Image.
Can't sign off without sharing a pic of our gorgeous girl at Christmas!!
Happy Birthday Pickle!!
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Everybody Art - Latest Purchase - Character Construction stamp and Marianne Mixed Media
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - Use a Stamp
Use Your Stuff - Something New - Marianne and Character Construction stamp
Two Sisters on the Blog - Something Vintage
Country View Crafts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
House of Cards - Mixed Media
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something New- Character Construction and Marianne Stamps