Feb 11, 2012

A Best Friend.

Hello Everyone
I have to mention that the sun is shining today, we have not seen very much of it so far...... and we are well into Summer!!!

I have made a little mixed media piece for the top layer; a mish-mash of bits, to add some interest, even though there is plenty of dimension already on the card I wanted to create not so much a collage, but some pastings to make a whole piece.
I used a cast-off that was in the 'craps' box!
Yes I do have quite a bit of detritus lying around, but it is all contained in one place!!!
I covered up the 'eyesore' with Masking Tape (the folds you can see) which I covered in  Gesso, I used my heat gun to create some bubbles, then Perfect pearls powder, some pearls/bling, and  mesh, and lastly the metal butterfly.
It turned out quite better than I imagined, and a wonderful backdrop to the Flower.

The first layer of Bg has had a watercolour wash  then I used various stamps all over in fired brick.

My sentiment is from the 'Crafty Secrets' clear stamp set.
Welcome to all my new followers it is great having you here.


Brenda Brown said...

A superb card Sue with a wonderful mix of elements, stamps and colours. I bet your friend loves it as I know I would.
Have a good day.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sarina said...

What a wonderful flower.
And the colour is stunning too.
Have a nice weekend,


Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous just adore that flower its stunning love cherylxx

Sharon said...

Sue, what a great card! I love the flower, and thanks for letting us know how you did it! YOu make me want to make one myself. And the mixed media piece is great! I love all the little elements and textures and visual interest! Each time I look at it, I see something new. LOVE IT!

Rosemary said...

goodness sue... what a beautiful card!! that flower is such a standout... love the bold color you used!

Anita Houston said...

Holy cow Sue...I have not seen this side of your artistic talent yet, and may I say...wow!!! This card is FANTASTIC, a textural and beautiful little work of art! Absolutely stunning eye candy!!!

Lisa M said...

A card that you could look at for hours is wonderful, but a card that you want to grope is magical!!!
Perhaps grope is not the apropo terminology, but you get the gist. ;)
Would you consider mixed media piece an ATC piece? I'm learning the criteria for these and was just wondering if it went by another name as well.
LOVE your flowers...always and your trademark stitching.
I'm off to the commissary now, but had to pop over and see your second DT post. Still so proud of you and your new journey. :D
Hugs to you, Onion and thank you for your continued education and inspiration to me.

Dawn said...

Let me tell you all.... Sue has created a real piece of art here... I know 'cause I've seen and felt it. It is amazing. Very tactile. Sue, you truly are an inspiration to us all. Great to catch up with you yesterday.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sue, this is so gorgeous on so many levels! All of the stunning detail you added is breathtaking! I know I was MIA last week but wanted to take a minute to officially welcome you to the OCC team! So excited to work with you and be inspired by your creativity! Big hugs! :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous mix of elements - beautiful!

Mary J said...

WOW!!! Sue, this is such a gorgeous creation! I love visiting you and seeing something original every time!

Meihsia Liu said...

Sue, your card is gorgeous!!!
I love the flower and stitch. So lovely.

MarcyK924 said...

This is AMAZING Sue, and so inspiring! I love all the elements you used - that flower is a work of art! Hugs, Marcy

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous, love the bulky sewing on this.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Sorry I've been AWOL this week - I meant to come by earlier and tell you how fabulous I think this piece is. Your mixed media panel is sensational - love the colors and the textures and that flower - OMG, I LOVE it. I don't know why anyone would buy flowers when stunners like this can be hand made! Your background is so pretty too with the stamping and the blend of colors. This is a real treasure!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card, great texture and details.

Anonymous said...

OMH....I absolutely LOVE this flower!!!! It is so breathtaking and realistic looking!!!!! Beautiful job!!

Mynnette said...

This is AMAZING!!! The textures are scrumptious--and the coloring and crumpling and embellishing are just amazing! LOVE this! :)

SmilynStef said...

What fabulous texture from the masking tape ... such a beautiful creation ... so very glad you joined us at Gingersnap Creations.

lainey said...

your mixed media piece is awsome!! and great use of masking tape :) lainey x

trisha too said...

Susan, congrats on ypur gorgeous card being chosen as a ginger gem!