No, I'm not trying to be snobby. I glanced at the CLOTHING I was wearing and got a color and layout idea! My shirt yesterday was a really pretty floral printed tank in black and white, and I covered it with a cropped red button up sweater. It looked great together, and inspired my gesso card.
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I started this card by masking with some mask shapes from Tim Holtz, and then covering them with white gesso. After I peeled the masks off, I was left with an awesome flower print. The top half of the card is a really sultry red velvet paper, which is hard to see in the picture, but super soft. I used the Retro Trees Ornament from Prickley Pear on glossy paper, and mounted that on top of a line of ribbon and black tulle. The final touch was the black buttons in the corners.
I LOVE this card! I think it's elegant and pretty, and still has a little Smeared and Smudged influence. I'd love to hear what you think about it. Tomorrow I'll be sharing another gesso card that I made using Prickley Pears. Until then...