Friday, August 1, 2014

Mixed Media Card Challenge #2


It's time for the second challenge at Mixed Media Card Challenge and this month it's about "Summer" with an optional element of "burlap."


A little reminder - at this challenge it's about a card, using stamps and ink, and including some texture, dimension and/or technique.

Oh, and I hope you're with me on this when we pretend a peony is a summer flower ;) Here's what I did.


Got the stamps and ink thing going on the peony - it's heat embossed white and then watercolored (there's a technique for ya, too) with Distress Inks. Time consuming but therapeutic ;) Got the texture with the gold metallic embossing paste BG, the stickles stamen and the burlap. Got the dimension with the peony raised on foam adhesive and the Dymo sentiment. Nothing CAS about this one, but I think it's so wonderfully decadent!

If you're interested, I created a similar version of this card awhile back. This one definitely has more oomph. And more texture.

I hope you'll give mixed media a go. Join us with your summery creation.  And thanks for stopping by.

Supplies for celebrate:
Paper: Bringmann, watercolor (Target for kids)
Stamps: Stampendous
Ink : Distress Ink, Versamark
Tools: stencil Prima, scissors, dymo labelmaker
Other: gold embossing paste, white embossing powder, paintbrush, burlap





31 comments:

Julia Aston said...

what a gorgeously colored bloom Maria! love that stenciled background and your sentiment layerings!

Laura B. said...

Holy stunning card! So gorgeous!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Oh, Maria! I'm drooling over your card here,.. I love the gold embossing paste... aaaah! So stunning!
xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Oh, and thank you for your kind comments! xx

cm said...

Wow, Maria, stunning is right! So pretty with all the details and techniques! I need to try this mixed media...time to quit fretting about epic fails and just give it a whirl...Thanks for the inspiration! (I"m light years behind in commenting on your amazing cards...catching up is on the agenda!)
~c

Hussena said...

Wow !! this is soo Stunning !!..Totally love it !

Tenia Nelson said...

Holy Cow, girl!!! I JUST LURVE this!! Yes.....I yelled it because it is that AWESOME!! ;)

alexandra s.m. said...

absolutely STUNNING Maria!

Toni said...

So pretty! Love the diff textures and colors

Susanne Vargas said...

What a festive card! That golden embossing paste looks awesome paired with that stencil! Not to mention that gorgeous flower!

Cornelia W said...

You almost are going to make me try it - if I wouldn't be swamped with work.........gosh, that card blows my mind!

Deepti said...

This is such a beauty, the gold added through the stencil is stunning and goes so perfectly with the flower :)

Charlene said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the gold and that bloom is beautiful!

Elina Strömberg said...

The background texture looks amazing, and so does the colorful flower in the front. Love, love it! <3

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning! So rich in colour and design!

Anita in France said...

Wow ... luxurious, rich and stunning colours and texture, Maria ... amazing! Anita :)

Heidi W. said...

Wow, ein echtes Feuerwerk an Farbe.
Ich bin begeistert.
Wirklich toll

Kripa Koushik said...

holy moly!uber gorgeous..... im a gold lover and this card is top of my list!

Martha said...

OH...what a beauty this is, Maria!

Loll Thompson said...

Wow ... this is amazing Maria!! Love the gold stenciled background - fabulous!! And your watercolored peony is beautiful. Love the contrast of the white burlap and black sentiment - so striking! Loll xx

Shery said...

Stunning, Maria! This card is so sinfully decadent -- I'm putting this in my Top 10 Maria Cards. I'm close to breaking down and getting myself some gold embossing paste!

shirley-bee said...

This is fabulous, Maria! I love that rich gold textured background, and the peony is beautifully watercoloured :) And I love the contrast of the sentiment.

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful, Bright, Cheerful card Maria. This card would fit right in for any kind of celebration. Kudos and Bravo.

Happy Dance said...

Love this! Tons of delicious texture, and am loving the raised gold damask behind your bloom. I really like the black sentiment panel too. Perfect mixed media! Bev

Pamellia Johnson said...

OMG! This is stunning! I love the colours and your flower is just fantastic! Love the damask gold background...love it all. So gorgeous!! :)

Cris G said...

WOW and more WOW! The bloom is stunning and the background is stunning. It looks like today I can only write in pairs :). Seriously, this card is awe-mazing!

Bonnie McLain said...

Love your whole card... the peony is GREAT... I also love to do that... and the results always are different... and so much fun... thanks for sharing that... the Gold Metallic embossing paste?? What is it, where do you get it, and how does it go onto the paper..??? Wow a lot of questions.. .but it is wonderfully done... and I love it... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning! Jumped off the screen when I was at MMCC!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS colour & texture Maria - LOVE it!

Bonnie said...

I love this watercolor peony and that elegant gold background! Mmmm mmmm!

Bryan Evans said...

Fantastic creation, love the Dymo label.
geezercrafter

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