Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Starfish, Pink Coral and Cherry Red

Edited to add: I had my post ready to go and saw the sad news about Brussels.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the families impacted by today's tragedy.

I am always intrigued with color palettes and the Words and Paintery March Challenge has a beautiful monochromatic color scheme in lovely shades of corals and reds.  The quote from Marilyn Monroe is quite inspirational as well. (I just realized I have a Marilyn Monroe stamp that I have been wanting to use and didn't even think of it when I was creating these!)  I took the pretty colors mixed with the "Vintage" challenge a the Mixed Media World Challenge #12 and created a series of ATC's.

I started with a lovely background created with my Tattered Angels Glimmer mist (The aforementioned Starfish, Pink Coral and Cherry Red).  I spent some time dripping, smearing and playing with them on a sheet of mixed media paper.   After that dried I cut it up into the atc's and started stamping and stenciling and playing with texture on the backgrounds of the ATCs. 
 Darkroom Door has some beautiful photos and I dug through them looking for images to use from them.  My first ATC started with a layer of tissue paper misted and stamped behind the fun image. I then brought in the twine and starts and added the stamped word over the background.  I finished with a splattering of paint and the sentiment.
 My next one started from bits and pieces I pulled out to use on the ATC's and I like how she came together.  I stamped the polka dots in the background using the Darkroom Door Eclectic polka dots stamp and white paint.  The butterfly is from a DRD collage stamp and is stamped on the misted tissue paper.  The sentiment is from the Idea-ology stickers.

 My next one is difficult to see because it is layered with vellum and misted tissue paper flowers.  It is very pretty in real life but doesn't photograph well. :)  
Last but not least is one of my all time favorite stamps from AO.   I went looking for an image to go on this and pulled her out to put in the center of my hand drawn heart.

Products:  Darkroom Door Texture Stamps - Dots, French Script, Darkroom Door - Tick Tock Set, Tim Holtz Layering Stencils (Numbers, Alphabet), Artistic Outpost - A star is born,  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Starfish, Pink Coral and Cherry Red, Idea-ology - stickers, Idea-Ology - Staples, Idea-Ology - Filmstrip, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Darkroom Door - Butterfly Garden, Darkroom Door - Photobooth Hats

That's it for today!


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  1. Wonderful set, each one so different yet by using a similar colour scheme they fit so well together, they look great, love them!

  2. Fabulous designs Suzz, you really have captured the vintage in with the beautiful bright colours and I love the quotes you have used. The ballerina girl is particularly gorgeous, reminds me of my grandchildren who both love dancing.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  3. Gorgeous ATC cards. Love them. Thank you for joining us at Words&Paintery this month

  4. And thank you for joining us att MMW.

  5. Beautiful and lovel little projects! You really used the color palette well! Thank you for joining Words & paintery this month!

  6. Ah - these are really, really cool! Thank you for joining Words & Paintery this month

  7. You have lot of talent !!! it's beautiful . thank you for your participation :-)

  8. I absolutely adore these, unique and creative and super pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Words & Painterly!


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