I just had an amazing weekend with my three closest high school friends. There is so much to process from the precious time we had together, but one thing I realized after they left is that those relationships formed so long ago are quite unique. Connecting with them as an adult really helped me get in touch with my essential spirit, stripped of a good deal of experiential muck. I haven’t laughed that hard in a really long time, and I am so happy I was able to reconnect after losing touch through the years. We cooked together, hiked, imbibed a bit :-), played games! Great women, each with such distinct personalities, each occupying a special place in my heart, each I am so lucky to have this chance to bring back into my life. I hope that despite the miles between us, we will be able to do this again soon. Vegas? Jersey shore? Must start thinking about that.
Anyway, after I sent them off yesterday morning, I got back to the studio, whipped out my Add-ons from the current “Gypsy Summer” July 2013 Scraps of Darkness Kit, and had a ball crafting this mixed media card.
I call this tutorial “Hills and Valleys,” because while I share a few ways to incorporate them into your crafting, I also want to encourage you to find new ways to incorporate those lovely nooks and crannies into your mixed media projects. I would love to hear about any new ideas you have! This video uses the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft tools (which I lurve) that were included in the Color and Creativity Add-ons this month and a few household items to create some fun textures.
Getting messy with the media, appreciating color, these are more ways in which I think we can reignite the youthfulness within us, don’t you think? I surely need to find these youthful “concoctions” to help me forget about my aching back lol!
I don’t know about you, but whenever I pick up my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft supplies, my projects are always loaded with color.
I also want to encourage you to feel for subtle textures, and bring them out. Why not? These blossoms and leaves had fine ripples, so I just rubbed a bit of gelato over “the hills” to make them more apparent. Using a color from my palette helped bring them gently into the composition. So easy.
Hope you like it!