- Stampington & Co. Christine Adolph “Ledger Butterfly”
- Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
- Die – Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
- Tim Holtz Ideaology Collage Paper – Floral
- My handmade collage paper
- Perfect Pearls Mists “Bronze”
- Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Creme de Chocolat”
This is one of my favorite kinds of cards to make: mixed media. I layered my handmade collage tissue paper and some Tim Holtz collage paper onto cardstock with matte gel medium. I stamped the butterfly on a piece of tissue and adhered it with gel medium as well. After the piece dried, I sprayed it with the metallic inks and also inked the edges with black ink. I then added the die cut word and stamped sentiment and put the card together. Thanks for visiting.
Happy Little Stampers August Mixed Media Challenge – Words
Everybody-Art-Challenge #429 – Say it in words
- Stamps –
- Stampington & Co. Christine Adolph Series, “Shore Cliff Elements”
- Darcie’s – “Beach Bums”
- Inks – Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Broken China and Faded Jeans
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Silver metallic paper
This is a very simple card with a beachy theme. I started with a watercolor background, which is sort of the star of the card, made with Ranger Distress Oxide inks and water. I stamped the shells and sentiment over the background in black Archival ink.
Challenge: The Artistic Stamper April Creative Challenge – Backgrounds
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- Stamps –
- Shell and Starfish – Stampington & Company – Christine Adolph Series, “Shore Cliff Elements”
- Sentiment – Darcie’s – “Beach Bums”
- Heavy body Gesso – Ranger Dina Wakley
- Sequins – Simon Says Stamp “Moonshine”
- Ink spray – Hero Arts “Unicorn” and Tattered Angels “Rich Mocha”
- Stencil – Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions “Triangles”
- Tissue Paper
- Round paper punches
As with most mixed-media pages, this little piece was made with a number of supplies over several days. The Mixed Media Mojo July Challenge is to create something with a Summertime theme and a “seashell twist.” The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Nautical/By the Sea. So I set to work on this page with these challenges in mnd. The circles were from Gelliplate prints. I pulled out two stamp sets that I’ve had for years for a beachy feel. I’ve also been watching Marta’s art journal and mixed media videos at Maremi SmallArt, which have been very inspirational. I built layers with gesso, tissue paper, Gelatos, ink sprays and stamping. Thanks for visiting today.
- Image stamp – Stampington & Co. “Ledger Butterfly”
- Sentiment stamp – Hero Arts “Mother’s Day Message”
- Patterned paper – SEI “Couture: Tabaret”
- Border punch – EK Success “Dotted Scallop”
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Seeing Spots”
- Ranger Distress markers
- Watercolor paper
This is my first Mother’s Day card of the year for Operation Write Home (OWH). I like to make lots of Mother’s Day cards for the troops to send home. I think it is especially important that they have a good supply to choose from. This week on OWH Stars and Stamps blog, we had another installment of OWH Design Bootcamp: Get to the Point: Creating a Strong Focal Point. The lesson was about creating a strong focal point on your cards. So using the information supplied in Paula’s lesson, I created this card with a strong focal point: the butterfly. Yes, another butterfly! The butterfly image is the largest element on the card; it is layered with a darker, contrasting color beneath it; and the watercolor technique used draws the eye in because of the textures and blended colors used. I applied ink directly to the rubber stamp with Ranger Distress Markers and then spritzed the inked stamp with water before stamping on the watercolor paper. Thanks for stopping by.