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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Frida thanks you...

Oh my!  I have this thing about Frida... that is Frida Kahlo de Rivera a very famous Mexican artist recognizable by many for her uni-brow (See her self portrait below).  Megan K. Suarez draws these "Whimsy Girls" for Dilly Beans and has several Fridas in her collection.
This image was colored with Copics, the edges of the panel were inked with Distress Inks and it was mounted with foam tape on distressed layers.  The first layer was stamped with Thank you and the bottom layer has a stamped "ribbon" all done with the same Distress Ink.  The inside is completed with leftover distressed scraps. 
Mini-tutorial: Hard to see, but in each of the corners of the "thank you" layer I have handmade "brads".   I used a simple 1/4 inch hole punch on heavy card stock and glued the four resulting dots on each of the corners.  I applied Duo glue to each of the dots and when it dried tacky, I applied a gold sparkle Art Foil and burnished thoroughly.  Her earrings are foiled in the same manner.  I like this technique because I can make brads the exact size and color that I want.
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A self portrait by Frida Kahlo

This card should be eligible for the following
Aud Sentiment - Girl Power
Robyn's Fetish #151 - Use Green

IMAGES:  The focal image is by Megan K. Suarez at Dilly Beans; "Thank you" is from Inkadinkadoo; the "Checker Border" is from Stampington & Company

PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and base CS are all stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Handmade brads with duo glue and Art Foil - see Mini tutorial above.
INKS: "Shabby Shutter" Distress Ink was used for the edges ; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, and always create what amuses you!


  1. This is really beautiful, like a masterpiece painting, love it xx

  2. What a stunning and gorgeous card! Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! Lilia DT

  3. Sweet card. Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Helen xx


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