Epic Celebrations, Gelli Plate, Inktense, Derwent

52 mixed media cards… card two

Hello. I’ve managed to catch up on the challenge … phew! 

Chris gave us a prompt that we could use or ignore for this week.  Use three geometric shapes. 

I chose to add three triangles punched out of a gelli print. So here is the starting point. 

Red cardstock, atlas paper cut slightly smaller and three triangles of gelli print. I added some inktense to define the triangles.

Ok so no idea where to go from here so gesso layer went down. The atlas paper is quite shiny so the gesso is a requirement. I also added a scrap of painted paper too. 

I added stamping (the black dots) and more Inktense in blue and red. Then I hunted through my folder of collage pieces in magazines. Found a man who fit the piece (no plan still in what I was doing!) And outlined him in blue and added gesso to him and some definition using a pen.

Ok I still wasn’t happy with this. So more work on it required. 

More Inktense added. Then doodling with black and white pens and then enamel accents added too. Finally happy with my little card. 

Took me out of my comfort zone doing this and took a while till I felt I was happy go with it and not just throwing it away! 

Finished with a Tim Holtz sticker sentiment that summed up the process rather than the image.

Now feel like I am on a roll so looking forward to seeing what the prompt is for next week. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine