Friday, June 12, 2015

Joseph's coat got an alteration

 The mix-ABILITY challenge on SCS this week is to do Joseph's coat technique. MIX124   Here is a link to this technique. JOSEPH'S COAT.  I didn't have the required inks so I improvised. For the base of my card I used 2 reds and 2 purple markers. I did ink spray smash technique to lay down the color.

I stamped a heart from Unity's Beautiful Elements, mixed media set. I used versamark ink and UTEE.


The only black ink I have in my stash is black stazon and that wouldn't have worked for this technique, so I altered the technique by using dark markers. I used a combination of dark blue, dark green and black.
It doesn't give the solid dark black, but I kinda liked the little peek of color underneath.

I took gold shimmer spray and sprayed the panel. I outlined it with gold marker and wrapped the panel with gold thread. I also added dots of gold acrylic paint.

I added sentiment with gold ep. This card is going to a mother who doctors have told her that there is no hope for her son. As I . was making this, I was praying and thinking about the story of Joseph. When Joseph's own brothers threw him in a pit and wanted to kill him it looked hopeless. When Joseph was sold as a slave it looked hopeless. When Joseph was in prison for a crime he didn't commit, it looked hopeless. But in all those situations although it looked hopeless, God still had a plan.  I love the following scripture:

Jeremiah 29:11New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future. 

I don't know what God's plans are for this young man, but I believe there is HOPE.


  1. Oh wow! This is inky and stunning and I adore that pop of color with the slightly brighter hearts. Looks like you had a lot of fun making this!

  2. What a fabulous 'take' on the technique MariLynn - love the results!! I do admire your ability to lateral think and compromise to get a result :-). I am sure your friend will love this