My tag today is based on the challenge to "step out of my comfort zone". I have always loved the "mixed media girls" and have wanted to try creating some of my own. But, as I mentioned n my last post, because of my vision limitations. drawing and colouring are difficult. So, outside of one other attempt quite a while ago, I haven't tried my hand at it. I thought this would be a good opportunity.
I drew a face, labouring with my magnifier and armed with an eraser. II liked the face I created (although my daughter informed my that I need to fix the eyebrows. But I am sharing, warts and all!)
I made some copies so I could use it again. I coloured her face using Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen. After I finished colouring her, somehow I ended up with a mark on her cheek. I attempted to lift it out, and did lighten it. So we won't call it a wart, we will call it a beauty mark!
I used a napkin background, did some paint splattering and cut around some of the images (also out of my comfort zone!). I ended up mounting another napkin to some card in order to cut out one of the images to put behind her.
I figured out how I wanted to position her and cut around one of the flowers to put her behind it and to give my tag more dimension.
I stamped my sentiment (which I had received as a free gift with a Quick Cards magazine) with Versmaark ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder on vellum
Finally, I mounted the tag onto a black background.
I hope you like my mixed media girl and I think I will be doing more of them! Thanks for stopping by!