Thursday 10 July 2014

Mixed Media ...

Most of the cards I create are Clean and Simple mainly involving stamping of some sort.  I have, over time, bought lots of "stuff" that I just look at and admire - from designer paper and coloured cardstock, from grunge paste to gelatos .... and the list goes on!  I dream about creating mixed media art but struggle to know where to start!  Tonight I decided to take up the challenge and see if I could create a card using different techniques and materials. 

Shery Russ, owner of STAMPlorations has launched a new challenge blog - The Mixed Media Card Challenge - so this provided me with the motivation to have a go. The challenge is to create a mixed media card with Nature - so here it is:

I seem to have ended up with clean and simple but have used more products to create interest and texture.  I created a stencil using a trellis die and then squidged grunge past through it. Then I die cut some trellis from a piece of card stock that I had previously stencilled using distress inks and water.  I added a strip of card and a piece of ribbon.  I then stamped and watercoloured a beautiful daisy, layered it all together and mounted it on to a 7" by 5" card blank.

I like to enter the Virginia's View Challenge and this month the challenge is to use dies.  I have used a die but it is not the main component so I hope this still meets the criteria.

I used:
STAMPlorations Boxed Blooms stamp set
All Occasions Die - Trellis Trio Part 2
Distress Inks - Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough and Spun Sugar



  1. Mixed media art is so much fun Elaine,once you get the confidence to do it you won't stop :)

    Lovely card by the way
    Donna x

  2. Hi Elaine. You nailed it!! Fabulous CAS mixed media card! Gorgeous mix of techniques, texture and dimension. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  3. Amazing how much your die cut and ribbon enriches the feeling and depth of your card and beautiful flower! Thanks for playing at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  4. Way to use the die cut as stencil, Elaine! This card is so fine and artistic! Very happy to see that you embrace the Mix Media challenge, too! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View challenge! Hope you are enjoying the English summer :)

  5. Yay, glad you broke out your mixed media supplies, Elaine! Great card - and if it was mine, I'd be entering it into STAMPlorations sketch #15 as your second entry ;)

  6. Magic, I love these bright and zingy colours, great design and texture :D Love it! :D x

  7. Brilliant! Love the bright colours and such a good design :D Gay x

  8. "Cassy". Love it! Thanks for hooking up at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.

  9. ah, very clever! love your CAS mixed media card style!! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

  10. Wonderful example of a CAS mixed media card! Love how you layered the die-cuts and colored that daisy! :o)


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