Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TCC30 Thinking of You

Hi Stampers!!

It’s time for the new Card Concept #30 “Thinking of You” Challenge and I had a great time creating this Mixed Media card!  I also incorporated the Paper Players PP234 “Think Spring!” Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers MIX63 Spring and Easter Challenge (details and gallery).

The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a number of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media.

I love our inspiration photo but have to admit, I created four cards for this challenge before I was somewhat satisfied (that is my Type A personality for you- lol!) :-)  I was inspired by the flowers and the spring colors- I will share the other cards created throughout the rest of this week.

I hope you will have a chance to check out the rest of the Design Team projects and link your own project to our gallery to join in on the fun!

To create this card:

Using a sponge brush, apply Gesso on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, allowing it to dry (I like to use a Heat Tool to speed up the drying process). 

Once the background has dried, apply various Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains – Salty Ocean, Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick to a craft mat (spritzing with water) and pulling the Gesso background through the ink.  Pick up the paper and rotate to allow the inks to drain down the panel, drying with the Heat Tool and repeating until the background is the color that you desire).

Ink the floral stamp from Poppy Stamps using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto the background.   Watercolor the image using Tim Holtz® Distress Markers- Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn and Gathered Twigs and an AquaPainter™ brush. Use a Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake marker to add a few shadows. 

Once the floral image has dried, apply Mod Podge® over the image to use as a mask.

Once the Mod Podge® layer has dried, ink the background stamp, Dictionary using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and using your fingers to apply pressure to the paper, stamp randomly and partially across the background panel.  Carefully wipe off the excess ink from the flowers and add a few highlights using a Faber-Castell White Pitt Pen marker.

Using the Balzar Designs® Mini Punchenella stencil, apply Studio 490® Wendy Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste to the upper left and lower right hand corners of the panel and heat with the Heat Tool to speed up the drying process. 

Tear the lower right hand corner of the paper and curl the edges with your finger. 

Mount the panel onto a piece of Pretty In Pink Designer Series Paper (DSP) , trim and apply Studio 490® Wendy Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste (using the Balzar Designs® Mini Punchenella stencil) to the lower right hand corner.  Once dry, distress the edge by hand.

Mount this panel onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock, trim and mount onto the Whisper White card base.

Add the White Tea Lace Paper Doily to the upper right hand corner (1/4” of the doily) and create the paper bow using the Bow Builder Punch from Basic Gray cardstock.

Stamp the sentiment using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock, trim and create the banners using the Hexagon Punch.  Mount to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Adhere the Antique Brad to the center of the paper bow to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets:  Dictionary, Peonies & Tulips (non-SU! Power Poppy©)

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Old Paper Distress Stains; Tim Holtz® Distress Markers- Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn and Gathered Twigs;  Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Marker, Faber-Castelle® White Pitt Pen marker

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pretty In Pink DSP

Accessories: Bow Builder Punch, Hexagon Punch (for sentiment banner points), Antique Brad, White Tea Lace Paper Doily, Craft Mat, Gesso, Balzar Designs® Mini Punchenella stencil, Gesso, Studio 490® Wendy Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste, Mod Podge®

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- again, I hope you will find the time to visit us at The Card Concept and join in on the fun!!


laurie said...

Another gorgeous creation! I love the design!

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! So much gorgeous detail. Love it!

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, the layers and depth are simply awesome, Julie! Love your Mixed Media project for this challenge!

Lesley said...

This is amazing, Julie. Love your colours and blending!

LeAnne said...

Wow, Julie, another gorgeous work of art! I love all the mixed media you've got going here. I never thought of adding ModPodge to create a resist mask! I'll have to give that a try! Thanks so much for sharing this one too with us at the Paper Players this week!

laurie said...

This is so gorgeous! What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

Tracey McNeely said...

Julie fabulous card for this challenge!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Wow Julie! Your card is brilliant! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Barbara Derksen said...

Hi Julie,

Ohmygracious - you put a LOT of work into your card. It is very rich and vibrant.


Angela said...

You are so incredibly artistic and all the textures are so fantastic, Julie!

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