Because of her unique style, I always know a card is Tenia's before I even see the watermark ... she seamlessly combines elegance (the gold embossed flower) with a graphic design (paint splatters, square sentiments) for such fun & funky cards. Those are the elements I tried to capture.
I started with *throw-away* from some stencil play. I had oversprayed my paper with Hero Arts Shimmer Silver and then sprayed on some Hero Arts Shimmer Gold using the Hero Arts/BasicGrey Two Way Arrows stencil ... it sort of looked like a bit of a muddled mess ... which made it perfect for a little artsy play.
I added two different tapes down the side (using piano key tape as an ode to Tenia's jazz musical talent) and used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (why don't I use that more often?) to attach some SRM Sticker Birthday sentiments that I had adhered to the scraps of silver-sprayed paper.
I had the entire card assembled before I thought about splattering paint, so instead of risking a total fail, I added some black dots with a Sharpie Marker.
I finished with a variety of gold sequins ... thanks Tenia for always inspiring and for pushing me out of my comfort zone tonight ... I love the result.
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