Yes, it is me - honestly! My cards are usually quite CAS. Sometimes ultra-CAS, especially when I only use half a sketch! And quite a few of you are in the midst of online CAS lessons (and producing some fabulous results), which I think I might go for next time.
But deep inside of me, there's this mixed media person (I won't use the word artist) screaming to get out. Not loud enough, until now. I love mixed media creations but don't do them because, well, what do you do with them afterwards? I've already got too much "stuff", and I don't like making things for the sake of making them if they're not useful afterwards (nowhere to put them). But if it's on a card, I can give it or sell it (easier than giving/selling an item that doesn't have a use).
The inspiration for doing this card came from this month's Craft Stamper Magazine, which has a feature by Chris Dark, new to their design team. That's her card on the front cover.
So I thought I'd use her technique of layering diecuts from watercolour paper onto a watercolour paper background to make a card for this week's MUSE, the inspiration card for which is from Suzanne Dahlberg.
I used the pink, red and green colour scheme, the two flower types, the xoxo and the middle panel. The base card has a two-tone red/green sheen to it. You can see the difference in the two large photos. Lots of gesso and acrylic paint in various shades, including gold. I had a blast making it, and pushing myself to add "more" instead of stopping at "less".
Here are a couple of close-ups so you can see the texture.
I'm also entering this into Simon Says Anything Goes. Almost everything went into this!
So is it just a flash in the pan or will there be more of this? I think there'll be more, but not on a regular basis, as most of the challenges I enter are CAS!