I had a BLAST making this card. I started with the Verve challenge going on right now but realized that it worked for several other challenges! Scroll down to see the other card I made for those challenges as well. 9 challenges in two posts, that is a record! Wahoo!
The Verve challenge was to combine the styles of two of their DT members, Jen, who is known for her colouring and Janelle, who is known to have a paint brush in one hand and a Copic in the other. So combining those two styles is the goal but if you really want to make it challenging, add Jen’s love of kraft paper and Janelle’s love of mixed media.
Since I’ve been trying to add more mixed media to my work, I decided this was a challenge made for me. Especially since I won a Mojo Monday recently and had some brand spankin’ new Verve stamps to try out! And some new mists and masks… Yeah! I started by getting out my new Mister Huey’s mists but then I made the wise decision to cut some tags and test spray the mists. Sooo glad I did because they are so NOT the colours on the label!
Then I sprayed the background on my card base. Next time I will use some adhesive because the paper curls when the first few spritzes hit it but the mask doesn’t. I allowed it to dry while I prepared my tag. When I die cut the corrugated cardboard, the bumps got all squished so I lifted them back up with my bone folder. Then I applied two colours of paint, the turquoise you can see easily and a gold glimmer paint that is harder to see, along the edges. Then I added the sand and shell bits and while still wet I added some glitter. The rest is pretty easy to figure out.
I’m entering this in the following challenges.
Simon Says Stamp: Transport. I know a surfboard is a bit of a stretch but lifeguards use them to get to swimmers in danger so I figure that makes it count!
Ink: Mister Huey’s Bonny Blue, Memento black, teal zeal, Vintage photo Distress
Paper: reclaimed corrugated cardboard, kraft, aqua cs-PTI,
Accessories: mask-Crafters workshop, Copic markers, acrylic paint, Divine Twine, WRMK grommet, MuddPuddles shell bits, Malibu sand, foam dots-Jody Morrow, tag die-Spellbinders