Hi everyone I saw on Sunday a sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things. Only thing is the challenge is ending soon so I had to hurry up and do my project. Note to self when it is close to the deadline don't use glitter glue. The circle for a flower wasn't sticking and when I went to press it down with my fingers the glitter glue on that circle wasn't completely dry. :-(
Here is the sketch for the challenge:
The flowers are a Silhouette Store file,my window I quickly drew in Studio, and the scallop border was also from the Silhouette store. My Cameo for some reason was being obstinate so I ended up cutting things out one at a time. Grr!
The flowers were airbrushed with a Sprectrum Noir marker. Then painted with Iridescent Medium. The circle was covered with Studio G glitter glue. The chenille wire was also airbrushed with a couple of different colors of Spectrum Noir markers.
The background behind the window was a piece I had played with using my homemade color mist on antique calligraphy paper.
The window was painted using my air brush. I then adhered plastic on the back side. So in person it really looks like the cat is looking out a window. Of course I then had to add some lace for a window valance behind the plastic.
I scored the scallop for folding but forgot about allowing for a way to adhere my window box. Originally the window box was going to cover the full length of my window. I painted first Cafe Au Lait acrylic paint on my border. Then I went back and painted nutmeg acrylic paint and dry brushed over the paint to remove some of the paint. When the paint was dry I stamped the woodgrain pattern using Stazon Timber Brown ink.
The cat in the basket is actually a Christmas stamp where the cat is surrounded by ornaments. This was one of my first Christmas stamps. I painted the cat with water color paints. Then cut out the cat with part of the basket.
I then stamped my fairy from I Brake For Stamps. She is painted with water color paint. I chalked her skin but it really doesn't show in the photo. I tried to get a closeup of her but kept getting reflections :-(. I placed square adhesive foam inside the window box and then pressed her into place.
Because the window box sticks out this would not be a good card to mail unless you mail it in a box. I'm thinking of framing it without the glass and sending it to a friend. So which of my friends who read this blog would like me to send this minature art piece to them? Lol! And not with the idea of getting a free frame.
Although this particular challenge ends in less than thirteen hours do check out http://www.cardchallenges.com/ to see what the next challenge is going to be.
I've been so busy trying to finish this card before the deadline that I have not checked out Mojo Monday to see what the sketch challenge is this week. Off to check it out. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!