Monday 13 March 2017

Birthday leaves ...

Good afternoon!  Yesterday I coloured some modelling paste for a card I was making and coloured far too much - so I created another background using the same stencil.  I thought I would use it sometime and much to my surprise I used it today!!

Once I had created the background it just seemed to make sense to add a die cut flower and a small sentiment.  To make the flower I smooshed some distress ink onto a piece of card - I love this technique as it coloured the flower but with added texture and interest.  I also did the same with some distress ink to die cut the ink splat from.  I added a brad for the centre of the flower and popped some foam tape behind to give a little more dimension.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - Loll and her design team are celebrating the challenges 1st birthday.  I love this challenge as it gives me an excuse to tip my toe into mixed media but in a CAS kind of way!  This month the theme is:

I used embossing paste, stencil, smooshing distress inks, stamping and die cuts.

Inkspirational Challenge #130



  1. This is such a pretty card...lovely!

  2. This is beautiful, Elaine. I love the mixed colours of your embossing paste, stenciled background. So pretty and very spring like! And your smooshed flower is gorgeous with all those splatters of colour. You're right, this technique creates lots of visual texture and dimension. I LOVE how you've added the flower over the soft green splat --- very creative and fun! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. Your softly colored stencil paste leaves are beautiful, Elaine! And I love the pink smooshed flower with them! A gorgeous CAS card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Love the way you did the coloured stencilling! And very pretty smooshing for the die cut flower. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

  5. Original card. Love it.


  6. Your leaves are lovely and yes, the perfect backdrop for your sweet, perky little flower! Smooshing sensational!
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity in the Inkspirational gallery!

  7. Fab idea to use a non-leaf die as leafy back to the flower - it looks fantastic as do the smooshing flower :)
    So glad you are joining us at INKspirational Challenges. Do hope you'll join us again soon.
    Pia xx

  8. Congrats Elaine on this beautiful piece. Love the variation of colour in the modelling paste and that pop of pink in your flower is the perfect balance. Beautifully executed, love it! Hugs xx

  9. Congratulations on the well-deserved win at CAS Mix-Up, Elaine! This is really outstanding!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Congratulations Elaine on being the top pick of this months CAS Mix Up Smooshing technique and a winner of the gift certificate :-) I LOVE your eb paste stenciled background and smooshed die cut flower and splat :-) Hugs..


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