Friday, January 25, 2013

my mia bella (Moxie Fab, Retro, SSSS)


Have to give you the rundown on this card's birth.  Cath of Moxie Fab fame took us on a photo tour of CHA Winter 2013.   Thanks, Cath.   "Cool.  Cool.  Sweet.  Nay.  Cool... WHOA." - that was me scrolling down Day 1's Tour as I got to the third photo from the end.  The Mia Bella collection from SEI.  Go ahead and check out my link, have a gander at the drippy-inky-bokeh-ish PP in the upper right corner of Cath's photo. I'll wait...

It was love at first sight.  So my brain starts toying around with ideas... how can I create that same effect? (There I go again, trying to do a job that teams of people at these companies get paid to do!)  This is all I could come up with.


Some masking.  Distress inking.  Splotching and splattering of DI reinkers, Maya Mists and watered down white and gold acrylic paint.  And a jumbo sentiment.  I likey :)  And boy was it a blast to make.  You may recall my quest for the perfect splatter... I'm still questing.

I'm hooking up to the Moxie Fab - 75 Challenges #49 Make your own background paper cuz it's Cath's fault that I did this ;)

You may have recognized the Retro Sketch:

Because this card shows the true me - my-artsy-fartsy-give-me-a-good-technique-to-try-CAS soul, I'm playing at Simon Says Stamp and Show - What are you known for?.

Thanks for visiting.


Supplies for happy belated:
Paper: CS Neenah
Stamps: sentiment The Craft's Meow
Ink : Distress ink, Maya Mist, Versacolor
Tools: eyedropper, paint brush
Other: masking tape, acrylic paint, water



12 comments:

  1. Oh My! This card is so totally out of this world! And it's so totally pinned!

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  2. Yeah, this is really, truly gorgeous.

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  3. Gosh, this is a piece of Art!! Brilliant, I love it :-)

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  4. What a fun technique! Thanks for playing at Retro Sketches!

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  5. Great interpretation of that paper! And what a great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at retro sketches!

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  6. I really like your take on the sketch! The spatter pattern is fab!

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  7. I likey....those kind of bkgs. are so fun to create!

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  8. Love the soft artsy background with the mask for the sentiment! Beautiful card! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  9. Oh this card and technique is way cool! Looked great in the thumnails and better in the bigger format on the post. I want to try this for myself. Love how you get the inky look and keep it CAS.

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  10. einfach und schön - einfach schön!

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  11. Hey Maria! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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