Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hope- Another Experiment with Mixed Media

Hi Stampers!!

I wanted to try another mixed media card and decided to use Splitcoaststampers  MIX83 Naturally Elements MIX-Ability Challenge (Element- Fire) along with the SplitcoaststampersSC457 Sketch . 

Supposedly there is no right or wrong with mixed media journaling- not sure about cardmaking, so I used the sentiment "hope" for that reason and our kitties are having dental surgery (annual cleaning) and we are hoping that all will be well :-) 

This tehnique also allowed me to use a bit of my massive "stash" of embellishments, etc. so I had a great time creating this project.  If you have not tried mixed media, I hope you will give it a try as well!!

Again, I hope that you will find the time to visit the galleries and see all of the different designs and inspiration!

To create this card:

Stamp the heart image using Staz-On® Jet Black Ink onto a piece of Royal Langnickel Essentials™ Acrylic Paper and color the entire card panel including the heart using Gelatos® (I used Red Cherry, Bubble Gum, Tangerine with a little bit of Lemon).   Use a paint brush to add water and mix the colors. 

Allow to the panel to dry, add highlights to the heart with a white Watercolor Pencil, mask the heart and stamp the splatter stamps from Gorgeous Grunge with Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink.  Lightly sand the background area around the heart to add additional distressing.

Cut the heart out and cut the remaining panel into strips.  Adhere the strips onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and with a foam brush, apply Mod-Podge® to the panel of strips as well as the cut—out heart image.

Once the panel is dry, stamp the floral stamp using Stone Gray Staz-On® Ink over the strips and add the 5/8” Basic Black Triple Satin Ribbon bow.

Adhere the heart shape using Stampin’ Dimensionals® as well as the die cut cat and layered sentiment (stamped onto Whisper White cardstock creating the banner points with the Hexagon Punch, distress with the Distressing Tool, Add the heart clip and key charm and mount onto Basic Black cardstock). 

Use the Distressing Tool to distress the edges of a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and adhere to the Basic Black card base using a Sewing Machine.  Use a foam brush to apply Mod-Podge® to the DSP panel. 

Once the background panel is dry, mount the focal image panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the Black Octagon shaped Rhinestones to the corners and sentiment. 

Add a few Rhinestones to the heart shape to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Gentler Times (retired), Gorgeous Grunge 

Ink: Staz-On® Jet Black and Stone Gray, Gelatos® - Red Cherry, Bubble Gum, Tangerine and Lemon

Paper: Royal Langnickel Essentials™ Acrylic, The Paper Studio Harper’s Boutique DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Cat Die, Paint Brush, White Tea Lace Doily, retired Heart clip and Key Trinket, Hexagon Punch, Sanding Block, Mod-Podge®, Foam Brush, Rhinestones, Distressing Tool, retired 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!!

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