I also recently discovered Berry71Bleu & saw that they're having a mixed media challenge this month--I decided to submit this page to their challenge as well.
I decided to do a page based on my mom. That would be her in the photo and believe it or not, that's me she's holding! :-) I was about 3 months old in this photo. Up to a certain point in my life--my mom raised me by herself. She played a big role in shaping the person that I am today. She made me to be very strong, independent, proud & ambitious. She was big on education--and thanks to her support I'm the first in my family to earn a college degree. I didn't stop at a Bachelors either--I have both my Bachelors & my Masters in Management Information Systems. She's also to thank for me being fluent in Spanish. Being 100% bilingual has been extremely beneficial in both my personal & professional career. It's no surprise that most mothers play an important & loving role in our lives--mine is no exception and this is my tribute to the role she played in mine.
For my evidence I included: bird, little bits & pieces & a frame. For my testimony I have: my journaling in the form of a booklet.
You can see my 2nd bird here. This bird is an image I printed via my own computer.
Nadia Cannizzo who provided a tutorial on her blog on how to create mesh & gesso backgrounds. You can find that tutorial here. The only thing I did differently was that while the gesso was still wet, I added both chunky leaf glitter by Martha Stewart and beads from my stash to add even more texture. I then let it dry overnight. TIP: make sure that in the areas that you plan on adding beads or glitter or any other bits & bobs; that you are very generous with your gesso. You want your items to sink into your gesso without being drowned so that when they dry--they stick & stay! I colored my background with a mixture of Riptide & Yellow Daisy glimmer mists.
Funtoolas. It's fairly large, made out of fabric and very colorful & bright in person. I tucked a bit of light aqua tulle underneath my flower as well as a yellow & teal feather.
Imaginarium Designs. It was inked in both a light & dark orange acrylic paint then heat embossed with Star Dust transparent embossing powder by Stampendous. In person this frame is very shimmery & blingy!
Thanks for stopping by--I very much appreciate your visit. Do take the time to visit both the CSI & OUAS blogs to check out what the other talented DT members did with this challenge--you won't be disappointed! As always, do play along if you can!
Have a great day!