Friday, May 16, 2014

All you have to do is ask

I've always known that scrapbookers are some of the most generous people least the group of ladies I've been scrapping and retreating with since 2006. That's how this project started. I wanted to play with my newest set of Faber-Castell Gelatos and a few other items at our last Sistah retreat earlier this month. So I asked Tiare if I could have a sheet of the water color paper she had been raving about, she said "sure, of course you can." I loved how easy it was to use the Gelatos on the water color paper and I had the perfect quote I wanted to use from the Silhouette store.

I thought the background looked great but that's where the easy part stopped for me. I decided to use a template with some molding paste, the girl image came out great but looked a little bland and needed something else. First I outlined the image but wasn't happy with that so I used a Prismacolor black marker to highlight the writing inside the image then I inked the image with some vintage photo distress ink to add some color to the molding paste. I also added some masking and stamping quotes to break up the negative space in the background.

Art by Tena Ellison. Supplies - Water color paper: (Tiare?); Templates: Crafter's Workshop, Tim Holtz; Molding Paste: Golden(HL); Gelatos: Faber-Castell; Distress Ink: Tim Holtz; Die Cut Quote: Silhouette Store; She Stamps: Unity Stamp; black cardstock for background.

This is my first large piece of mixed media, the size is 9.25x12.25. I've done some smaller art journaling pages but felt a little intimidated by this large size. It was great practice for when I decide to tackle my first large canvas. I don't think I'll be asking for anything else anytime soon but have to say I'm happy with how this turned out.

Be careful what you ask just might get it LOL. But don't be afraid to try something new or push yourself outside of your comfort zone.

Happy Crafting!!



  1. Oh Tena, this came out rocked it,tfs!

    1. Thanks so much Treva, it really was fun to do and see the end result.

  2. Hahaha! You are too funny, Tena! I'm glad that you decided to embrace your art and share with us all. I love how it turned out. Very nice.

  3. Really nice Tena! Thanks for helping us to think outside the box! :)

  4. Tena, this is really pretty! Love how you just embraced it!!

  5. This came out beautifully! I love the background too!

  6. This is so pretty Tena! I really love the colors you chose for the background. I also love the sentiments. Wonderful always!



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