I made a card that was three times bigger than all the others. I wanted to use as much different techniques that I could use at this point. Here I have cut, glued, stamped, composed, painted with fingers and through a stencil, sewed, made clay decorations, inked straight on the paper and through a stencil and cut with dies. This collage is supposed to show a little of me as a work person and in my free time: I'm a happy and creative person who has cultivated fungi (left lower corner - actually they never looked like that :D) and yeast (the spilled sample bottle in the middle) in a bioreactor (lower right corner).
This picture shows my crazy creativity, which is important to me. One has to be a little good kind of crazy every now and then. :) I put Distress Ink through my favorite stencil around the picture. The text cut out with my new die fits perfectly with the picture.
Next to the picture I put a small bottle with the label Pichia sample (my yeast was called Pichia - at least one of them was). The bottle is fallen down so the yeast balls roll out - in addition to a few (unwelcome) contaminations. This is familiar from my yeast jewelry (link) from before.
When I made my minimushrooms for my necklace (link), I had a few left over, which I made use of in this card. They grow on moss, which was furry yarn that I sewed on the cardboard.
The biotechnology theme continues with small PCR test tubes, that are decorated with a few lovely flowers. Inside the tubes are my two most favorite glitter glue colors. :) Next to them I placed a school book picture of a bioreactor. In one of those I have cultivated a lot of yeast and fungi!
Paint was distributed with fingers and with a paintbrush through a stencil.
Above the picture is a big flower cut out of different fabric pieces. The button in the middle I have made myself out of an old print T-shirt (they work the best!). From underneath red leaves are growing (with inked edges).
In the above left corner I used a stamp and light paste. I was positively surprised by the light and easy-to-use consistency. Previously I have only used cheap paints and you can really feel the difference. Sometimes it's good to pay a bit more for quality. :)
I planned to straighten the edges, but it looked quite nice like this, so I left it. I crafted this many many evenings at home, but I'm happy with the result. This papercrafting is time consuming but so much fun!