Today, I'm taking a selfie! I'm not one to really take many photo's of myself, but today it's for a cause! I've taken on self-photography for the new Mix-Ability Challenge that I'm hosting for the next week. If you have some time to take on the challenge.
There are too many things that get in my way of just sitting back and absorbing the wonder and the excitement of the season. Personally, I long for it, so when I finally sit down with my family on Christmas Day, I think back to the programs, parties, services, appointments and assignments where I do find the meaning of it all. It was there after all.
This mixed media card is representing the moments that I really do need to believe that the message of the season is here and being seen and heard, even if I'm not paying attention.
I created a few monoprints with two colors of green on my Creative Palette.Monoprinting Plate. While those were drying I cut down a picture I took from my Holiday Selfie photo shoot. Yeah, really, I did a photo shoot. How do you people take photos of yourself and actually get 'you' in the photo. It takes talent, I am without.
Next, I cut down the monoprint to fit an A2 size card (5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card base when folded). I traced around my photo and then painted just outside the lines before gluing it in place. I didn't want to mess up my golden holiday selfie, right? Yeah, so I glued down my photo where the traced lines were and ended up smearing red paint on my selfie forehead... reprint, trim, glue down, but with clean hands this time. I carefully painted a little more red on the edge of my photo so it would look like.
The sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday set I think, that I lost the packaging sleeve and a quick search on the internet for this set came up empty. If you know it or see it somewhere let me know in the comments so I can give credit. I stamped and embossed in Detail Black Embossing Powder after dusting it with an anti-static pouch.
That's it! Hope you find some time to reflect on the reason for the season.
Stamps: Not sure, I lost the packaging in a rampant cleaning spree. Can you help?
Paper: White Sulphite Paper (Pacon), Soft Suede (SU), copy paper
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink Pad, Acrylic Paint
Accessories: Midnight Black Embossing Powder, and Creative Palette Monoprinting Palette (Stampendous), paintbrush, brayer, Zip-Dry Paper Glue (Beacon Adhesives)