Wednesday, February 3, 2021

2021 Stash Bash #2 - WOYWW #609 - Layered Mixed Media Card

 Hello, Crafty Makers!

It is so nice to have an actual crafting mess on my work table tonight!  I have something to show my blog hopping buddies at The Stamping Ground's  
"What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday"
You can join us!  Click HERE for details!

When I remembered to take pictures of my work desk!

This project is being entered into the
“It’s A Girl Thing” 
Thanks to my friend Patti J. for making me aware of the challenge and suggesting that I submit my card!
My work as a Pediatric Clinical Supervisor made me aware of Turner Syndrome.  I can't honestly say that I learned anything new by participating in the hop! It is always nice to see campaigns that inform the public of rare and often overlooked medical conditions.

The image is from the G45 Old Curiosity Collection
I have been inspired lately by the work of Tracy Evans. I do not own any of her stamps (I have a couple on order) but I decided I would follow along with one of her designs using the supplies I had on hand.  

This card is 5-1/2"x5-1/2", a definite departure for me.  The design space is 4-1/2"x4-1/2", so it is almost the same as working with an A2 card.  Following Tracy's tutorials has opened me up to more boldness in my layering.  I am also learning how to look at my stamps and stencils in an entirely different light.

I am super excited about using metal embellishments.  I don't do much steampunk and I don't generally use metal elements on my cards.  Tracy's tutorials have helped me buy into the idea of adding trinkets to my card faces.  Of course, the pieces I used on this card are baby steps, but I know I will become bolder as I move forward.
The project interior is finished by duplicating the background of the panel.  This year, I plan to make the interiors of my cards as interesting as the exteriors!  Wish me luck!

On a personal note, I had forgotten that politics is all about meetings, meetings, and more meetings!  Still, I am enjoying my role, and it is a good feeling to know that my efforts are helping the people of my district.

Fire and Ice
by Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire,
some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But If it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
 is also great
and would suffice.
Be Well and Stay Safe!
Chana Malkah
Stuff I Used:
Bazzill Basics Cardstock - Apricot
Maska Stencil: Tattered Circles
Graphic 45 Stamps: Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Background Stamp: Bold Words
Metal Trinkets:  My Stash
Sentiments: Computer Generated.