Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Butterfly Thanks and a Cover

Happy Thursday - Just about done the week - hope it's been a good one for you.  I've been busy, but I've had my share of lazy moments too.
Today I'm sharing a card created with a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches....I can't believe I used these two pieces of DSP, but I do like them together.  My father would be scolding me right now though - because the patterns aren't matched up to flow properly from one into the other.  (That brings back sewing memories!!!! Yeup - my dad taught me to sew)
I embossed the framelit pieces just to add a bit of texture, and of course the butterflies are "flying" off the page.

I'm also sharing my 1st Altered Book Cover that I finished the other night.  I had a lot of fun with it.  
1) I added an expired strip of DSP along the spine
2) I added Marina Mist reinker to Gesso to paint the cover and get rid of the original yeuky colour.  I painted over some of the DSP, but left the spine free of paint.
3)  I created a "gel skin" with Self Levelling Clear Gel and used some of our retired beads mircrobeads and glitter.
This is the piece I created and I've only torn off chunks to use on this cover.  That much glittery goodness needs to be spread around!
Here is a side view of the book - it's full of the Mandalas and Zendoodles that I've been doing over the past couple months.

Have a fantabulous day - Thanks for stopping by.
Joan

3 comments:

Jen said...

I love how you used such different colors and patterns to create this visually interesting card! And the butterflies take center stage layered on the embossed framelits. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Rita said...

Great projects, Joan. I love the bold patterns and cute butterflies! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jen Timko said...

Your use of the patterns is striking! Totally would not have thought to do that and it works so well! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!