I was thinking the the circle on the sketch could be looking down on the ball jar, so I made it blue. I cut a circle out of gray textured cardstock. I embossed it in my cuttlebug using a spiral embossing folder. I then painted it with blue and turquoise paint. I then covered the circle with white school glue. When the glue was still tacky, I painted with white paint in some areas. When that was dry I used versamark ink and gold embossing powder to finish the circle.
Looking at the inspiration photo, I like that the jar was sitting on what made me think of white washed wood. I tried to get that same look with my background. I took the same gray textured cardstock that I used for the circle. I painted it with cream acrylic paint. Then I covered the cream paint with white school glue. I used my heat gun to get the glue to a tacky state quickly. Then I with white paint over the glue. What was fun was I didn't use a paint brush for any of this painting. I did it finger painting. I started out using a brush but it put too much paint on at a time I wanted it more rustic and I found that I got that rustic look better when I used my finger.
The part about this card that I like and is definitely the most "MIXED MEDIA" about my card is the flowers. I punched them out of typing paper. I used ink spray smash technique to dye them. I then wet them and crumpled them up into a ball. Then I used a heat gun to dry them. The stem for my flowers was made with twine, masking tape, shoe polish, and a woodgrain embossing folder. I started with a length of twine. I wrapped the twine with the masking tape. I then put that into my cuttlebug using a woodgrain embossing folder. When it came out it had a really neat wood texture. It was flat after going through the cuttlebug and a little thick, so I took my scissors and cut it into 3 strips. I glued the flowers to the stems and for the centers of the flowers, I glued little styrofoam balls. The styrofoam balls were part of a floral filler that I bought at Hobby Lobby over a year ago.
The only stamping that I did on my card was the scripture Matthew 6:34. It is from an Our Daily Bread Designs set called DON'T WORRY. I stamped it onto white cardstock. I did a water color wash with the turquoise paint that i used for the circle. Again trying to mimic the color of the mason jar.
The last part of how I was inspired by the photo is the paper lace behind the circle. I took the textured cardstock and painted it with just the cream acrylic paint, leaving it still mostly gray. I was inspired for the lace with the lace on the shelves of the china hutch in the photo on the left.
What a great reminder to not worry about tomorrow. This affirms what the Holy Spirit was saying to me on Sunday while I was studying with the small bible study group from our church.
I am also entering this in the Word Art Wednesday 115 challenge.