Thursday, June 5, 2014

mixed media. . . .

is becoming more popular amongst mainstream crafters.  I am drawn to it because there are really no rules and you can play with all of the new products being created for our use.  Art journaling is a bit intimidating for some and not many of us want to do a full scale canvas very often. Cards are the perfect size to experiment!  Here are two new mixed media challenge blogs: 

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge


and:

Mixed Media Mojo




and here is my card for these two challenges:


I recently purchased some new Magenta stamps and love this bird with this sentiment.  I sprayed white cardstock with Dylusions spray inks.  Then I used Liquitex transparent embossing paste through a stencil for the border.  (love the way the colors show through the transparent paste.)  After cutting the panel to size, I stamped the sentiment on the prepared piece.  I also randomly stamped a swirl (Stampington & Co.) with seedless preserves Distress Ink using second generation stamping in some areas. 

The bird was then stamped on another section of sprayed cardstock and cut out.  Ranger's black enamel was used to make the eye a bit more dimensional.  I resisted the strong urge to cover this bird with glitter!!    I placed some gold thread behind the bird and popped it up with foam tape.  Three tiny gold sequins were also added.  The completed panel was distressed around the edges and then adhered to a blue card with foam tape. 

Have a wonderful day!



edit:  entering this in the following challenge also.  Thanks, Cornelia!


24 comments:

Linda said...

LOVE this vibrant and darling card Joy!! I will try and get in on these new challenges.PS-are you the Joy that won a prize at MMMC? If so congrats!

Cornelia W said...

Hi Joy, this is lovely! Perhaps you want to apply to this:
http://themixedmediacardchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-mixed-media-card-challenge-design-team-call.html

Hugs, Cornelia

Lynn K said...

Gorgeous card Joy!! Great colors and I LOVE the bird!!! Thanks for joining us in the first Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

Shery said...

Beautiful card, Joy! I love the sprayed background and the gold thread is the perfect element to set off your bird! That sentiment is inspiring as well. Thanks so much for responding to The Mixed Media Card Challenge DT call -- good luck! :o)

walchowDesign said...

WOWZY! This is gorgeous, Joy! Love the background look with the embossing paste and the bird is so alive!

Donna B. said...

Beautiful card! I love that gorgeous bird! Thanks so much for joining us in the first Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You did an awesome job using paste an\d I love the "spray" -- thanks for the new link to the other MM challenge! Hopefully I get to play in that one too~

Robin K. said...

So many things to love about this Joy! I can tell you had a ball creating it:). I really love this sentiment- so true!

Lee-Anne said...

What an awesome design, Joy! I love that bird and your color choices are fabulous!

bellaelysiumcrafts said...

Thank you joy for popping by at my blog :) Your card is very vibrant with colors and love the bird!

Maria Levine said...

Wow so beautiful! I love that bird and all the texture you used!! Thanks so much for playing along with our first challenge at Mixed Media Mojo!!!

Far North said...

Love your vibrant colors! Enjoyed seeing your flourish stamp...one of my long-time favorites!
Best wishes for the DT!

Dawn Turley said...

Beautifully done Joy. Great mixed media card.

Theresa said...

Wow! What a great creation....so much work and so much happening on this beautiful card ...more a work of art than just a card.
Hugs, Theresa

Rosemary said...

neat mixed media card, joy!

Lalo said...

Beautiful!!! That bird is just perfect...no glitter needed!!!

Rachel said...

i LOVE this! the colors are so vibrant. Your bird is beautiful, and really didn't need any glitter added! Thank you so much for getting inky with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

maria f. said...

Ooohhh, I love Dylusions inks too. And that birdie is super sweet. A perfect sentiment for your card.

Greta said...

Wow, Joy--you are a mixed media artist! I love this creation! The gold thread looks fabulous & I love all your colors, the bird & that great quote!

Karen D. said...

beautiful....

Carol McCready said...

Gorgeous card.

Melanie said...

Such a beautiful project. The bird is wonderful. I love birds. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Lynn said...

How lovely! I love the blend of colors on the bird. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Tameko said...

Beautiful card design. Thanks for joining the Mixed Media Mojo Challenge!