Friday, July 5, 2013

My newest favorite digi and thoughts about true beauty...

***WARNING: VERY VERBOSE AND PHOTOGRAPH HEAVY.***

Yes.  That was quite a long title, wasn't it?  I couldn't truncate it and so there you have it.  Also, this will be quite a long post.  I LOVE my creation and couldn't resist showing some details! :)  I've been really loving this new freebie from A Day For Daisies and so when Clare at Miscanthus Crafts challenged us to use a digital image on our art journal page this time around, I knew I'd have to use it!!!

Here's what I came up with~

Details~






For these fabulous challenges~






I've used texture stamps by Kaiser Kraft (yes, Clare--I used it!), patterned paper by Recollections, paints from my stash (I believe they are all from Folk Art), butterfly rhinestones by Studio G, glitter glue from Studio 112, a beautiful digi by A Day For Daisies, chunky glitter, ink, and paper by Stampin' Up!.  The sentiment was generated by me on the computer!

I started by filling in parts of the digi with shades of black and grey using a photo editing program.  I then created my sentiment and printed these elements out.  To create the background, I started by covering my paper with the green metallic paint then layering on a lighter then darker purple.  I went a bit too overboard with the purples so I sponged some of the metallic green over that.  After it all dried, I stamped 3 different patterns with the stamps--one in dark green, one in lighter green, and one in purple.  I then added my image, sentiment, and torn paper corner.  I wanted to add more texture so I added the glitter glue and for even MORE texture, I added chunky clear glitter to the earring and chunky green glitter to the hat.  I also added rhinestones.  I LOVE this page!  Another one to frame and put up in the house! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to look at my project!  I hope you've been inspired to join in with these fabulous challenges and I hope that you take the time to look at all of Clare's fabulous art journaling videos!  HUGS and happy crafting friends!


15 comments:

Anita Houston said...

Not too long at all! She is gorgeous on the outside for sure! Love the glitz and sparkle! Your background is wonderful too, and the quote is perfect! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

Pia S said...

What can I say - this is a little piece of art! Love how this turned out, Mynnette!

clare said...

Beautiful work Mynn. Your background looks ace and I really love the quote it works so well with that image. Thanks for joining me in the lesson. X

Chris Hanselman said...

Great card. Love all the details. Thank you for joining our For the Girls challenge at Create with Love Challenges.

~~Chris

Tammy said...

WOW Mynnette this is stunning!! I love that image and all of your gorgeous details! Fabulous sparkle and shine!
Hugs, Tammy

Bev said...

A lot of work has gone into that creation! Many thanks for joining us at polkadoodles.

Natasha said...

your page is gorgeous sweetie, love everything about it and the sentiment is perfect. love, love, love it. Hugs xNx

Lady Bug Stampers said...

wow this is so very creative!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with Love challenges.
Linda K. DT

Jacqueline said...

A beautiful piece of artwork Mynnette - no wonder you are proud of it - Jacqueline xx

Asha said...

WOW...swerious, WOW!!! This is truly a work of art, Mynnette. Love the background...so creative and perfect for this project. Thanks for playing along with us. Hope to see you back next week. … x
Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
Sunny Summer Crafts

Debbie said...

Some lovely texture and detail on your art journal.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Hugs Debbie x

Meihsia Liu said...

What a gorgeous creation! I love the beautiful background colors and great textures on the image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week. :)

Danielle Vincent said...

FABULOUS Mynn - absolutely fabulous! Loved reading and seeing this. Thanks for sharing.

Claire said...

wow such a beautiful project, I love the background and the wording is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at PolkaDoodles this week and good luck
Claire xx

Kathyk said...

Simply smashing

Kathyk