Who Is the Girl With the Fan? : Mixed Media Card
Today was the first day in a few weeks that I was able to sit at my table to create and it was quite relaxing. I love listening to audio books or soothing music when I am making art as it focuses my attention. Also, I am trying to get in as much reading as possible for the library summer reading challenge. Right now I am listening to this interesting read. It is a historical fantasy fiction.
Also, a special thanks to the host of tea day, Elizabeth, for this little packet of goodies she sent me for the 7th anniversary of T day.
Creating the Card
I always enjoy taking up an old project. As most of you know, I pretty much only use paper scraps and stamps in my art at this stage. I have an entire craft room full of supplies but I rarely dig them out to use. I suppose I am stuck in a rut. Also, I hate wasting even a scrap of paper so I make it my mission to use up what is out before breaking out something new. I think that is a detriment because I don’t even know what I have at this point.
I started this card a while ago but put it aside. The background has been layered with paper scraps and then washed with gesso. I stamped the background with a PaperArtsy stamp and then embossed with StencilGirl.
Lastly, the main image is by PaperArtsy as well as the stamp I used on the die cut stamp.
I am joining the ladies for T Day over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s. My drink of choice is tea. Here is my favorite tea to make, Pumpkin Pie tea. It is spicy, comforting and delicious with honey and heavy cream.
Here is my cabinet where I store my herbs to make tea. They have been purchased online, at the Asian grocer or grown in my garden. After a while of dreaming, this weekend I finally gave this corner cabinet a face lift in this beautiful green color. I haven’t put the doors back on yet but I am thinking of leaving the doors off the top and just reattaching the bottom ones.
What do you think?
Happy Tea Day,