Thursday, November 13, 2014

MIX93- Just for You

 Hi Again Stampers!!

Here is the 2nd Mixed Media card that I created for the Mix-Ability MIX93 Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.   The challenge is Artist Inspired and the featured artist is France Papillon .

I hope you have a chance to check out all the entries in the MIX93 gallery here – wonderful inspiration from all!

The panels for both cards were created using similar colors and techniques- I described in detail the technique for the background in the first part of my previous post here :-)

To create this card:

Once you create the distress main background panel from my previous post (see link here), use the Distressing Tool to distress a piece of Basic Black cardstock, mount onto the card base (again, I used the same heavier weight of cardstock that was used for the background panel).  Use a Sponge Dauber to add Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Stain to the white areas of the card base.

Add a few strands of 1 ½” Burlap Ribbon strands onto the front of the card and mount the distressed, ink background panel to the card front.

Using My Digital Studio (MDS), insert the Touch of Nature and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp brush images into a blank document and resize (I had both of these already pre-printed in my stash).  I had printed both of these out onto the same type of cardstock as noted above for the background panel.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Ovals Collection Framelits™ to cut the flower image and also cut a larger oval from Basic Black cardstock.  Use the Distressing Tool to distress the edges of the Basic Black oval.

Color the floral image using Stampin’ Up! Watercolor pencils and wet with the AquaPainter™.  Add the white highlights using a Faber-Castell White Pitt Artist Pen and stamp the Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink.

Use a Sponge Applicator to apply additional Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink over the entire image and apply Gesso (I used my finger) with stencils in a few areas.

Add the floral oval to the distressed Basic Black oval and mount the focal image onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Create the rolled flowers using Elegant Eggplant and Blackberry Bliss cardstock (I had a few of these flowers on hand so I used both colors).   To create the flowers- use Scallop Circle Punches- One each using the 2 ⅜”, 1 ¾” and 1 ¼”.  Hand cut a spiral from the outside edge of the scallop toward the center of the cardstock, scrunch the cardstock to break up the fibers and hand roll the flowers and adhere to the center of each scallop (I like to use Hot Glue to hold the flowers together)- here is a basictutorial...

Using your finger, lightly apply Gesso to the flowers and use the Faber-Castell™ Pitt Copper 252 Artist Pen to the petals to add a bit of metallic and mount the flowers onto the card front (again, I used Hot Glue).

Stamp the butterflies onto Whisper White cardstock using Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink and punch out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch.  Sponge Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink onto the image and add white highlights with the Faber-Castell White Pitt Artist Pen.   

Punch out the Basic Black butterflies using the Elegant Butterfly Punch and mount the sponged butterflies onto the Basic Black butterflies. Add the two butterflies to the card front.

Add the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and adhere Pearls to the butterfly centers as well as the corners to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Touch of Nature, Teeny Tiny Wishes- both MDS versions, Papillon Potpourri, retired French Script background

Ink: Elegant Eggplant; Faber-Castell Gelatos™, Faber-Castell Pitt Pen- Copper 252, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains, Adirondack® Jim Holtz® Alcohol Inks

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, misc. cardstock (not sure of manufacturer)

Accessories: Big Shot™, Ovals Collection Framelits™, Gesso, Stencils, Distressing Tool, Sponge Dauber, Craft Mat, 1 ½” Burlap Ribbon, Punches- Elegant Butterfly, Scallop Circle Punches- 2 ⅜”, 1 ¾”, 1 ¼”; Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I am planning on posting more of the HYCCT challenge cards later this evening – have a wonderful Friday!!


Beth Norman said...

This card rocks my world. I love, love, love the background. The colours are awesome as is the distress look. Well done Julie.

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks for your sweet comment Beth! This card was a bit difficult to photograph- I am so thrilled that you like it :-) Have a great week, my friend!!

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