Monday, January 22, 2018

Mixed Media Card

Have you ever fussed with a project because nothing you do the first time works like you wanted? That's exactly the process with this card.

I'll keep what I planned, how it didn't work, and then what I did to fix it out of my explanation and just give you the facts. I started with blue and green Distress Stain from Tim Holtz then covered it with white paint to fade it out. Next I stamped the leaves from Chelsea Gardens in New England Ivy twice. The variations in the ink color come from the inconsistent paint coverage.

Two strips of White Shimmer Trim, one colored with a yellow-green Copic marker, were added before I ran the background panel through a stitched die from My Favorite Things. Before gluing it down, I colored the card base with a light blue Copic marker.

I stamped the flower in Glacier ink then used a Sponge Dauber to dab Pacifica ink around the inside and outside edges. The center is also Pacifica ink. I added Liquid Glass to the very center for some shine. For even more glimmer, I painted the flower petals with the Clear Shimmer Brush. I cut out the flower with Micro-Tip Scissors and mounted it to the card with foam tape.

The final touch was the sentiment from Short & Sweet in Pacifica ink.

Got lots of writing done today. Gina and I are working on edits for Book 2 of our Montana Brides series. It releases in October. There are some stories that need to sit for a while before you can see what needs to happen to fix it. After this round of edits, the story is shaping up nicely. We'll start work on the final stories soon.

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is beautiful!! Not sure I have those colors of distress inks but I'll look!


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