Sunday, August 24, 2014

summer. . . .

isn't really "over" until September 23rd.  But, we tend to think that it is over when the Labor Day weekend arrives.  I finally got a card made for The Mixed Media Card Challenge which is a monthly challenge hosted by Shery Russ, creator of Stamplorations.  Her challenge this month is to create a summer card.




Here is my card:




The background is acrylic paint that was brayered on cardstock as I cleaned it off while making Gelli prints.  I tinted some Liquitex modeling paste with peeled paint Distress Ink and applied it through the stencil.  Then I covered it with Martha Stewart glitter.  The sentiment is from Hampton Art and was white embossed.  The dragonfly is from Impression Obsession and was white embossed on vellum, cut out and popped up over the fern stencil.  Shery has a fun stamp set called Celebrate Artsy with various shapes in it.  I used one of them to add a bit of interest to the corners, which seemed bare to me.

Thanks for visiting!

13 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous Joy. Love the texture of the paste and glitter. Great mixed media card.

Sanna Lippert said...

beautiful card, Joy! I love the glitter :). thanks for playing along with us at MMCC!

Julia Aston said...

Love the cool green background Joy - and the wonderful dragonfly embossed on the vellum! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Mixed Media Card challenge!

shirley-bee said...

Love the glittery green fern, Joy, and great idea to stamp and emboss the dragonfly on vellum. Thanks for playing along at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

Loll Thompson said...

Love the background and stenciled glittery fern ... so pretty together. The white dragonfly is the icing on the cake! :) Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Greta said...

Love the corner touches--just right! This is beautiful, Joy!

Linda Kunsman said...

lovely card- great idea to add the stamping in the corners too!

Charlene said...

Beautiful Joy! I love the vellum embossed dragonfly and your background is gorgeous!Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge

Cat Craig said...

So pretty Joy! Love all the greens and texture.

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walchowDesign said...

Love how you did the bg especially those special touches on the corners, Joy! Lovely dragonfly on the glittered ferns!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Joy. Love the glittery background and the vellum dragonfly. It's so soft sitting on the rich green.

Carol McCready said...

Gorgeous. I love that glitter.