Tuesday, February 3, 2015

THINK PINK. . . .

is the prompt for the Mixed Media Monthly challenge for February.


I decided to play along with a Valentine:


For this card, I used lots of different media. The background panel was created by brayering pink acrylic paint on cardstock and adding cream acrylic paint through the SSS tiny dot stencil.  A flourish stamp from Stamplorations was stamped randomly along the edges with gathered twigs distress ink.  I pressed a Delicata gold inkpad against an acrylic block, spritzed with water and then flicked it with a brush to create splatters on the background.  The edges were sponged with the distress ink.

The heart was cut from an old book page with a Spellbinders die and then sprayed with a pink Smooch spritz.  I colored Ranger's texture paste with picked raspberry distress ink and pressed it, roughly, through a Tim Holtz hearts stencil.  When dry, I brushed more watered down Delicata gold ink over the hearts, which kinda' made them look less pink.  The XO sentiment is from Hero Arts and was stamped with the same brown distress ink.  German glass glitter was glued around the edge of the heart.

After adhering all of the layers, I flicked brown ink over the whole card.  It is difficult to see the shimmer of the gold ink here, but it is very pretty IRL.

Sending this over to Simon Says Stamp for their anything goes challenge, and to Stamplorations who also has an ongoing anything goes challenge.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

15 comments:

Lin said...

Love your collaged background, Joy, and you know how I feel about hearts! (love that you used text on its background) Thanks for joining us once again at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Betty Keefe said...

just a scrumptious card, Joy!! love all the different media - reminds me to get some of the old book pages out and use them!!!

Sue McRae said...

I am loving all the texture and the hints of sparkle!

Kara Lynne said...

My goodness, you get such rich texture and color in your creations! I love this!

lostinpaper said...

So much dimension and texture, this is totally out of my league, hats off to you!

Greta said...

Oh my, Joy--you've created a masterpiece!

Becca Cruger said...

I saw this in the card gallery and just gasped. This is a truly stunning piece of art! It's totally going on my Pinterest board so I can admire it again later!

Linda Kunsman said...

fabulous card Joy!!

Cat Craig said...

WOW, this is just stunningly fabulous Joy. Love all the layers and pink and ink and paint. Fantastic.

Barb Ghig said...

You did an amazing job with all of your techniques on this card, Joy! I love all the pink and how you added gold ink to the hearts!

JeanFB said...

oooh, I love this, it's so pretty and I love all the layers.

Karen Crossen said...

Beautiful collage and card - such a pretty Valentine!! Thank you for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Rachel said...

what a gorgeous valentine! i love the textured hearts within the big heart. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Cornelia W said...

I had no idea you could do mixed media - and you do it WELL!!!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Such an amazing piece, love what you did, just gorgeous! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!!