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