Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yesterday's Crafty Endeavors

I have a meeting at the middle school to attend this morning, but I just wanted to get this posted as I'm quite proud of the way it turned out.  It is my "warm-up" from yesterday (and if you don't know what I'm talking about, check this post.)

Crafter's Companion has just released the Kanji line, and I took the "Happiness" stamp and made this card:
 I started with a piece of white cardstock and covered it in Hay Ride Glimmer Glam.  The color was a bit off, so I spritzed it with some Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist.  Hated that even I painted over it in blue acrylic paint.  As I painted, I noticed that I was liking the three colors together, and added a bit of water to dilute the acrylic paint a bit.  I love how the paint started coming off of the Glimmer Glam/Mist in places.  When I was done, I coated the whole thing in Icicle Glimmer Glaze and splattered some black acrylic paint.  LOVE this so much, I don't want to part with it!  It may go from card to wall art...
 You can kind of see the shimmer and glitter all over this baby.  Much better in person!

 I put a smidge of black acrylic paint around the edges of this little stamp, and when I covered the whole piece in Glimmer Glaze, it seemed to dull the black which I liked.  Adhered to the card with foam squares.
I hope you love it as much as I do, and that it encourages you to dig out some messy mediums and play a bit.  You don't have to know what you're doing...often, mistakes will lead you to the masterpiece you've always dreamed of creating!

Now it's off to see how my oldest is doing in school...she's had a lot of trouble with her transition to middle school, but I feel we are finally through the worst of it.  At least I hope...wish me luck!!



Carole of Brum said...

Hi Khristen. I love when people make backgrounds like this, it's so creative, but I am too nervous to try myself. It's such a nice setting for the Happiness stamp too, no wonder you like it so much - I do too. CoB

Mel said...

Oh Khristen
I do so so so love this!
Its just so striking! The colours just pop and with the lil text wow! Love it!
Hugs M xxx

Stacy H-W said...

WOW!! This is simply stunning Khristen!! I love that you made the background. I just mentioned today that that is one of the best parts of scrapping is messing around until you come up with something you love even if it happens to be a happy accident!! lol
This is totally "WALL ART"!!