Tuesday 18 August 2015

Mono-printing meets mixed media ..

Good afternoon!  Another day, another card ... quite different from my usual style of clean and simple.  Indecision meant that this card took me all morning to create ... was it worth it?  I leave that question for you to decide!

Straight to the card:

This card started with a mono print I created using my gelli plate some acrylic paint and a selection of stencils - this is the print before I cut it up!

The light was not kind to me when taking this photograph!
I used gold metallic paint on the top layer of the print.  After cleaning off my brayer on another sheet of card I used this to die cut the butterflies - I like the effect this has given to the butterflies as it has more texture than a piece of gold card would have.  I also die cut the butterflies in midnight blue card to create a shadow and hopefully make them stand out from the background. The print is stitched to a piece of midnight blue card that just peaks out on two edges - the stitching is just on two sides to echo the blue card edge. I added some texture paste through a stencil on the card base.  The sentiment is white embossed on midnight blue card.

The inspiration for this card was the current challenge at Mixed Media Card Challenge the theme is Butterflies with the optional element of gold:

I'm delighted to have received a Top Three place for another of my cards, this time it is from the team at Addicted to CAS - thank you so much.  This is the card:



  1. what a pretty card! just perfect for the challenge - thank you for playing along with us at MMCC :)

  2. A fabulous mix of techniques Elaine - love the Butterflies and the way you created the shadows.Gorgeous colours too. It was definitely worth the time and effort by the way!
    Congrats. on your ATCAS Top3 too!
    Sylvia x

  3. Droooooool* That monoprinted background is so unique and downright cool! The lacy delicate butterflies just take this to a whole new level - thank you so much for playing along in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!


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