Good morning all, I hope you are all well and happy, and are finding time
for lots of crafty playtime. Welcome to my new followers...I hope
you enjoy your visits here.
If you have been reading my blog recently, you will know that I have
just begun experimenting with mixed media. My card today is my
4th attempt at m.m., and 'the jury is out' as to whether I should be
showing it to you or not, as I am not sure if I like it.
Recently, while browsing on the 'net, I came across a tutorial using a
combination of Tim Holtz's Frosted Film, and Wendy Vecchi's Clearly
For Art...now that's one heck of a duo of pure talent, isn't it!! I finally
got my little 'paws' on both products, and that's where the fun began,
using a mixture of information from internet tutorials, instructions on
the packaging, and my own bumbling experiments.
After attaching the 2 new (to me) products together, I die-cut them using
Spellbinders Rose Creations. On the reverse side of each petal layer, I
sponged Lavender Brilliance Archival ink, and applied Sunshine
Yellow Pinata alcohol ink to the centres, using cotton buds.
With a scalpel I scratched 'veins' into the leaves, then sponged them with Jade
and Coffee Bean Brilliance Archival inks. Working fast before the petals
cooled and hardened, I heated 2 petals at a time, shaping them while still
very hot (ouch). I then used a hot glue gun to construct the flower.
The backgrounds were created using an embossing folder, pearlescent spray and
a variety of Distress Inks. Before applying the peel-off sticker greeting and
border, I coloured them with Promarkers. I sponged the die-cut flourishes,
cut from kraft, with Distress Inks.
Challenges I would like to enter
Anything But Cute #1 - 'Vintage Garden' (The embossed panel reminds me of my Grandma's big flocked/velvet lounge suite) Exceptional New Mixed Media Artist
City Crafter #262 - 'Inky-nes'S' '
Crafting Musketeers #25 - 'Use A Die-cut'
Our Creative Corner - 'April Showers Bring May Flowers' (The top panel reminds me of stormy, rainy skies)
Stempelgarten #37 - 'Embossing' TOP 3
The Mixed Media Monthly #12 - 'May Flowers'
Dies - Spellbinders Floral Flourishes, Rose Creations; Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly small
Embossing - Couture Creation Endless
Inks, Spays, Stains - Brilliance Archival Pearlescent Lavender, Jade, Coffee Bean; Adirondack Denim; Daler Rowney Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic;Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence; Tim Holtz Distress Inks Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender, Tumbled Glass
Frosted Film - Tim Holtz
Clearly For Art - Wendy Vecchi Clear
Glitter - Ranger Stickles Star Dust
Peel-off stickers, mini beads - from my
I am trying to ignore the noise, but can no longer...my vacumn cleaner and broom are calling me, so I fear I must obey. Urrrrgh!!!
Until next time, thank you for visiting,