I've been discovering and following lots of blogs this month. One I them colour conceptions which currently has a Glam with glitter challenge on. The design team have come up with so many creative ways of using glitter on projects so I was tempted to try my hand at it too. Glitter is definitely not my thing, atleast that's what I thought... I finally brought out these beautiful test tubes of glitter that my mom picked up from itsy bitsy and sat down to experiment and ended up making 3 projects! Today, I'm sharing the first one - a card.
The design for my card was inspired from the picture over at ARTastic challenges by the artist Lyn Butchart - Bluebirds. You must check this blog if you already haven't done so. Each month, the team there introduce the readers to an amazing artist and their work. The art piece then becomes a source of inspiration for creations that month. Alongwith that, there is also a series of inspiration, tips and tutorials from the creative team and guest designers. For my card, Ive used 2 feathers from the two birds and texture paste for the additional criteria.
I first hand drew and cut out a feather each from music and script paper and shaded using distress inks.Then painted them with multi-medium mixed with glitter. This ensured that glitter didn't overtake the music and script backgrounds, yet added a shimmer to the feathers.
Next I thinned down some glue with water and using a paintbrush created some splatters on the background and sprinkled glitter on them. Although glitter is opaque and feels like it just sits there, the splatter lends some movement to it, which I really was happy with. Finally a wooden button, some jute string and a tag to complete the card. My first CAS card for sure (ha ha ha) but grinning because I learnt a valuable lesson - Dont waste time LOOKING for your style, the truth is you already have it. You just need to create more in order to see it. (Not my quote, found it in an old diary of mine)