Bit of midnight fun…

*First, an aside: typically midnight projects are those I attempt to learn new techniques, or a spin on an old technique.  They often take me a long time, and are something I do to challenge myself.  I’m missing my friend, Laura.  She’s usually my companion for these projects.  LOL!  But she is out of town on a business trip so I ventured forth unattended.  :o)

I tend to over-document because I am also an instructor.  I had somebody call me out on all the details today.  I’d rather give them here – an old habit from sharing things on message boards.  So with that said – here is last night’s midnight project.


After doing some holiday decorating around the house, I immersed myself in this project. Oh golly – did I have fun making this! I cherish these photos of Courtney. They capture so much of her personality.

I used a Prima Paintable. First, I masked off sections of detail with a liquid frisket (masking fluid). Then I applied Distress Inks from a craft sheet with lots of water – very randomly. After I was satisfied with the background, I removed the frisket and colored the details with Copic markers. Finally, I sprayed the piece with a sparkley mist of Distress Inks, Vintage Photo with Gold Perfect Pearls mixed into the mini mister. It’s very sparkley in person!

Next I cut white adhesive-backed felt with my Spellbinder’s Wizard, with two passes and my Flower Creations die. These I colored similarly, using the craft sheet and Distress Inks with lots of water. I sprayed them with the sparkley stuff too.

Then I used the Wizard to cut silver embossing foil wings using the ATC die. I colored these with Alcohol Inks, and cut the photo to insert them behind her arms.

I also colored some Heidi Swapp ghost flowers with Alcohol Inks, in Wild Plum, Butterscotch and Silver.

I used some Prima ‘Say it in Crystals’ flourishes in light blue in different spots to add a magical touch.

I used letter / word stickers from Heidi Grace to spell her name and my bulleted words in the lower right.

I used Queen & Company brads as the ‘bullet points’

I love the Sharpie white marker.

All of this is over a topiary green cardstock, layered with a 12×12 overlay from Hambly, the 3/4" graph in Orange.

I framed my favorite shot with a Hambly Urban Chic overlays frame in White.

The journaling spot is a Hambly overlay Journaling Spot in Orange.

Thanks for looking!

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