Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge #23

Ready for a new MMCC? This month's theme is a tricky one, IMO.

Trying to think outside the box, I went with the idea of sunshine reflecting off of glass!

I stamped Deep Red's NYC Times Square onto watercolor paper with Archival ink. Smeared some white acrylic paint onto the areas where I wanted the glare to be - the windshields and some of the buildings. Let it dry then applied some watercolor in backwards ROYGBIV manner. Let the panel dry and then added Glossy Accents over the painted areas which had resisted the watercolor. Ta da! Glare!

To finish off my mixed media card, I stenciled some embossing paste through a stencil (thanks Loll!) and added some checkered cab images (Artemio New York City) in black. My heat embossed sentiment is from STAMPlorations Artful Flutters.

Hope you like my take on "Reflections". Would love to see yours!!!! The gallery is open through May 25th.

I'm hooking up at the Anything Goes challenge over at SSS Wednesday Challenge. See ya there ;)


  1. So very creative. Love the idea of reflecting off glass. Great techniques and all the elements coming together in a fabulous card.

  2. Wow! A pretty amazing card - and I like your thinking on Reflections. It's a really interesting technique. xx

  3. love, love, love your take on the challenge theme!!! gorg card!

  4. Very cool design! LOVE the idea of reflections off the glass. Great job creating those shiny areas to resist colour. You always have the most creative ideas! xx

  5. What a cool card! The stamp helps to the amazing effect!

  6. hello! wow, this is awesome, great job! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  7. Oh my goodness !! You are such an inspiration :)

  8. Time to catch up on your gallery of innovation and inspiration - and what an incredible starting point I've selected! Maria: outstanding! The images, the spotlight colours, the reflections...brilliant and gorgeous!
    PS: Thank you for letting me know about the N&T shout out! So luck to have a marvelous friend keeping an eye open for me!

  9. Clever, creative and so cool, Maria ... that glare of the glass is just wow! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. Clever interpretation of the theme! Love that stamp and the way you coloured it, and the NY taxi tape and tyre tread-looking embossing are the perfect embellishments! Fabuloso!


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