Thursday, April 21, 2016

It's later than you think...

I made the bulk of this two months ago:

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:


  1. Great tag card, thank you for joining in this weeks CCT challenge

  2. I'm gobsmacked, Mimi! You put so much thought into this extraordinary creation and you executed it so well! I'm mega impressed!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  3. This is so special and looking really artsy (that's a compliment!) very unique and I love it.
    I've got plenty of different colored flowers in my stash. Don't use that many but kind of feel like I need to have access to several colors. From now on: buy white ones and color them. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Beautiful work! Thank you for joining in with us on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog this week. Lynn - CCT Design Team x

  5. woooww cool I love the purple there and party party hehehe and also see dance and window
    cool shape too Mimi
    it is an interactive card you made
    I love the idea behind it
    I always search a challenge it can be color combo or a sketch challenge or theme and I started to make my card
    also never made without challenge theme haha
    (stupid my brain) then I am happy if it is choosen by the design team it means I full fill her criteria ..sorry just chit chat here
    lovely work my friend

  6. Fantastic project! So unique, so wonderful! Love it!
    Thank you for sharing this with us over at Stamps and Stencils! Branka DT x

  7. This is such a cool, cool idea! Thanks a bunch for sharing with us at Stamps & Stencils! Hugs, Autumn

  8. Mimi, this is awesome creation, beautiful colors and unique creation! Love it