I created my card with a technique learned from Jan D. (A Journey is her blog) that she shared a year or two ago. Started with smearing my paper with gel medium then applying a napkin. Next, more gel medium over it. Once it was dried, I painted red acrylic paint over it quickly, and wiped most of it off. Dried it again. Then, schmeered (lightly!) over it with turquoise acrylic. And there's a great background. Thank You, Jan!!!! I did smear a bit of gold ink over it here and there. I also applied the turquoise heavily to the edges, so you can actually see a roll of it. I used some forest images, a bit of lace, and a butterfly and here's my card. Thanks for looking!
Born and raised a city girl (Chicago). Now I live 23 miles south of D.C. Have loved art all my life. Primarily self taught. Raised 3 sons solo and they are my pride and joy. I have a 7 yr old granddaughter and a 2 year old grandson. They are the apples of my eye, and I hope they will love art as I do.