I'm excited to share that I am the Guest Designer at All Crafts Challenge for June and July! It's a wonderful place to share your non card creations and to see what other crafty people are up to.
Thanks Elaine for the invite!!
For my guest designer project I altered a Kaisercraft kit I picked up some time ago. I created it for my daughter's apartment and I'm happy to say she loved it and found a great place above her Japanese writing desk for it. She's always had an affinity for all things Japanese and even taught herself how to read and write the language in high school. Naturally when I saw the papers in the Bird Song collection by Graphic 45 I had to use them. I've been hoarding them anyway, that's right-I admit to hoarding paper lol.
Here are a few close ups.
I gave the bird a coat of black gesso, then mixed red acrylic paints and applied it randomly, dabbed on some gold paint, shaded with a black Faber-Castell Pitt Pen and added some gold Stickles. The eye is a mosaic gem with gold Stickles circling it. The crown he wears is a metal Idea-ology element by Tim Holtz.
All of the flowers are by Petaloo and the bird stamps are from my G45 Birdsong paper pad.
To create my tree branch I mixed glass beads with ink sprays and spread a thick coat over my branch. It dried overnight and adds great texture to my piece. I used a border sheet in the collection, trimmed it and matted it to black cardstock. It adds another pop of color and gives my bird a base.
Since this is a two month challenge you have plenty of time to play along. You can enter anything besides a card with a limit of two projects in the same genre (i.e. two tags, two pieces of jewelry, two mini albums). Hope to see your amazing creations linked up and I'll be back with a half-way guest designer project on July 1st.
Thanks for the visit today and don't forget to check out the fabulous inspiration by the All Crafts Challenge DT. Also, I have a blog giveaway starting in a few hours and I hope you'll stop by and link up to win.