Hello everyone! I'm excited to be back again guest designing at AAA Cards for their next challenge #127 Kindness.
I had something else in mind when I first saw this challenge, but after the shocking and sad news of Melissa Lane's passing posted in the last challenge at AAA Cards, I wanted to pay tribute and celebrate her as well as thank her. She is the reason I am guest designing today. I wasn't fortunate enough to work with her or meet her in person, but I remember how kind and welcoming she was when I first entered the blogging world. I think we were playing blog tag for nearly an hour at one point. My online encounter with her was brief, but she left a lasting impression. She will be missed.
So in her honour, I created this.
Melissa loves butterflies and I thought this Butterfly Gown stencil would do the trick. Ink blending through that stencil was done on an A2 size piece of Bristol paper using mini blending tools and distress oxide (DOx) inks. Masking was also used to achieve multi colours on the image.
I thought about a bright rainbow butterfly dress (because you know me and a good rainbow opportunity), but I stuck with black for a classy look. The face/body was coloured first using Tattered Rose. The hair next using Vintage Photo. And finally the gown using Black Soot, and fading out at the bottom. For some sparkle, the gown was heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder. The sentiment was black heat embossed to finish.
Ready to play along? If you need more inspirations, check out the wonderful cards the talented AAA Cards team have created HERE. Thank you once again for visiting.
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