Welcome to my blog! I am a stamp addict who has become obsessed with Mixed Media techniques and learning new techniques! I’m trying to learn how to draw and paint using books and social media. I love creating cards and mixed media projects for others and my family. I blog to keep a record of my progress.
Hello my lovely friends and
visitors, I hope your week is going well.
It’s the beginning of a new month and at the House of Cards that means a
new challenge theme. This month we would
like you to create a card that is inspired by the Word Cue which is
It took me a few goes to come
up with a card that I was happy with. My
first two ideas didn’t look as good as I would like, lol, so I was a bit later
creating this than I normally am and the bonus of that means that I could also
create something that fits several of the current challenges and here it is …
I went big; 148mm square is a big card for me these days
It's not for posting so I was able to add lots of embellishments
I shared this card after watching two videos from Eileen about her take on the gesso resist technique. I made another background and I
used minimal stencils this time lol!
Today’s card has several different mixed media techniques and I had so
much fun too.
#1 the background: I created
a background using stencils and gesso (gesso resist). I attached a stencil to a piece of card with
Washi tape. I plopped some gesso onto my
craft mat and used a piece of ink blending foam to dab the gesso through the
stencil/stencils. I left it to dry
naturally because I didn’t any gesso bubbles.
Once dry I coloured with Spectrum Noir AquaTints.
#2 butterfly & sentiment:
I used a snippet of white card and coloured it pale pink (I created a pale pink
wash from the pink in Beautifully Grunge AquaTints). Once it was dry I stamped the sentiment and
used my paper trimmer to cut off that strip.
I attached the butterfly stencil and coloured inside it with a
paintbrush and pure pink AquaTints. I
then made a bit of an error by cutting it down a little too much but I still
really liked it so once dry I re-attached the stencil and ‘drew’ around the
butterfly with a Spectrum Aqua pen. I
went over the butterfly with my clear Spectrum Sparkle pen and added a layer of
Glossy Accents. The butterfly and
sentiment were left to dry whilst I coloured the flowers.
#3 I coloured some cream
coloured roses with the watered down pink AquaTints and put to one side to dry.
#4 I played around with the
layout, distressed the edges of the pink AquaTints pieces and glued the flat
layers on. I wrapped the stems of the
flowers with ribbon and stuck it onto the card: done!
Thank you so much for taking
the time to visit and comment. I really
do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this
week ttfn Karen x