Saturday, June 23, 2018

Strength and support

A friend told me of another of her friend's who was going through a daunting time and had put it out to everyone she knew if they would make a card and send it to this friend to lift her spirits. As I don't personally know this woman I asked "would she be offended if I made her a bra card? No. Great." Because the last thing I would want to do is make a tough time worse.

So I sat down to create and I knew kinda what I wanted it to look like and the feeling of strength I wanted to instill in it...but it was a card, so let's not get too carried away - hahaha, this is me talking.

I wish I had taken photos of the many stages of the card, but I was too in the morphed into a piece of art. The elements were too heavy for the front of a card so I stuck the card front onto boxboard and went from there.

The background is book paper, stamps, and lots of layers of Distress Oxide inks and paint. There are of course paint splats and edging with black marker and white marker.

The bra is die cut from cardstock (using an old Die-namics die)and then I went to town on it with Distress Oxide inks (they ended up being covered entirely) and the awesome new Baked Textures embossing powders from Emerald Creek/Seth Apter. The ones used on the bra are: Patina Oxide, Chunky Rust and Ancient Amber.

I put texture paste through a chevron stencil and added Emerald Creek Fractured glass ep and heated. It's such a cool technique and I really love the end result.

The bra needed to be grounded, so in my stash I happened to have this really cool hanger (no idea where it came from), TH chain and of course I have this very appropriate stamp set from Darkroom Door to finish it off (which I put out of order when I cut it up - oops).

I hope this "card" gives strength to its recipient at a very trying time, so she knows she is loved and supported and that she is stronger than the disease.