Supplies and notes:
- Note: if you look at this card in a linear fashion, it shows life: smiling mother... party, party, dance, dance... death. Sorry: I sometimes examine mortality... 2016 has been a heck of a year.
- The library cards were initially taped together with 7 Gypsies masking tape
- Next, the cards were dabbed with Forest Moss DI, and I accidentally dripped water on them, and so that was the catalyst for more drippin'
- Pumice Stone Distress Spray was added to the backs of the library cards and wiped down with a napkin
- I cut a stencil like a fortress roof (uh, hard to see, but it was a scrap of cereal-box cardboard with squares cut out at the edge). I kept the negative spaces (squares) and scattered them over the card and used them as a mask also as I used the stencil and sprayed with Dylusions in Crushed Grape. For the crazy spray drips I blew through a McDonald's straw.
- All of the gold accents are Liquid Leaf in Classic Gold
- Stamps: the Catrina stamp (my all-time fave stamp) is from Invoke Arts and the other skeleton stamps are 100 Proof Press, all stamped in MementoLuxe in Tuxedo Black. I added some mixed-pink Stickles to the flowers on Catrina's hat
- Flowers: the purple flower is Prima (I believe) from years ago, and the orange flowers were purchased in bulk, white. I first dabbed them with Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain, then sprayed them with Dylusions in Pure Sunshine... and it still wasn't enough, so I sprayed the backs with Dylusions in Lemon Zest
- The cards were not cooperating to stand up, so I disassembled and reassembled using that cool yarn from Tuesday Morning and some teal washi by Scotch.
- It's later than you think. I've translated the quote to Spanish as it fit my project better. I first saw this quote as a Chinese Proverb, but if you look it up, it is cited as being from Socrates, Horace, and even modern celebrities have been quoted as saying this. Regardless, I love this quote. Kind of morbid, and kind of a motivator. I wrote it with a Pebeo Dimension Outline in Lead
I have a feeling I will add more to this some day, but for now I just want to share and clear up my "in progress" pile...
I'd like to share this officially at the following challenge blogs: