Ahhh do you smell that?
That my friends is the smell of 2017 air. The smell of fresh new beginnings. The smell of CHANGE!
Speaking of change, that's the theme for our very first challenge at the Mixed Media Card Challenge for 2017.
When reflecting on what I could do with the theme change, many things came up - things like new chapters in life, changing colors, changing seasons... What I decided to do was start scrolling through my stamps to see if there were ones that inspired a mixed media piece about changing.
In doing so, I found a NBUS beautiful sentiment from Unity Stamp Co, and a only-used-once Stenciled Women by Dina Wakely stencil. Combined, I felt like the two really spoke to "change".
I also thought I could incorporate "change" into my mediums by using Ken Oliver ColorBurst watercolor crystals. I absolutely ADOOOOOORE these things, because you just sprinkle some onto your paper, spritz with water, and you get these vibrant color washes that are totally unique and stunning every time.
Next, I stamped some various shapes across my background in coordinating colors to create more dimension.
I used some Abandoned Coral Distress Paint to paint through the STAMPlorations Dots All Over Stencil.
Next, I sponged through the Dina Wakely stencil to create my focal image.