Wednesday, April 22, 2015

calling a nest a basket i am


Have you joined us at The Mixed Media Card Challenge yet? It's all about flowers this month. And I actually made a card with not only the flowers, but also the optional element of basket!

Sort of.

Cuz I don't have a basket stamp. Or die. At least not that I know of, which obviously means I have too many of each. But I have this trusty old bird's nest that I like to use. And I've also got "a thing" about putting bird's nests - or baskets - on top of ladies' heads. So all I needed were the flowers...


And some tissue paper that my latest stamps arrived in (which I dabbed some light pink pigment ink to) and a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch took care of that!

A side view...


So what's mixed media about my card? Well stamps and inks and

Techniques: stamping on PP, masking, heat embossing
Dimension: tissue paper blooms, sentiment on vellum, sequins
Texture: clear embossing paste through ARTplorations Shutters stencil on BG and heat embossing

You can see the clear embossing paste catching the light in this shot - upper left corner and on the right by that green swirl...


I recycled (tissue paper) and included LOTS of flowers so I'm hooking up at Mixed Media Mojo's April challenge.

And since this card is on its way to someone's birthday that I missed... I'm joining the Due Date challenge at Simon Says Monday.



19 comments:

  1. Fab card! And a very clever way of recycling! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Mixed Media Mojo challenge.

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  2. YOU are a crafting genius. I love this.

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  3. Wow! That should be in an art gallery :) incredible :)

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  4. Now this is amazing! One thing about mixed media art, a lot of it feels very dark and heavy. You've managed to create and airy, vibrant, happy card. The bouquet of tissue paper flowers is super cool!

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  5. Cool and funky, Maria ... so much texture and interest with such a dreamy look! Anita :)

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  7. Wonderful way to recycle and use items that you receive your art goodies in! Love the layers of this piece and the flowers on her head! Awesome job! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo! ~Niki

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  8. What a fun mix of stamps - love all the flowers!

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  9. Love all the wispy gorgeous flowers! Thanks so much for playing at Mixed Media Mojo!~kim

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  10. Oh my! This is so cool and so you, Maria. LOVE every single detail!

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  11. thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo - love the birthday card

    Barb Housner (DT)

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  12. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Mixed Media Mojo, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  13. What a fun and funky card! Thanks for joining MMM! Siv xxx

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  14. Beautiful tissue paper flowers they are so soft and feminine and perfect for your lovely lady. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week in our Due Date challenge.

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  15. Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mixed Media Mojo!

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  16. I don't have time to leave comments on all of your cards Maria but this one knocked my freaking socks off and I just had to comment on it because I haven't been to your site in so long and I'm just falling down viewing all of your cards but especially this one! I hope you are well! xoxo

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