Friday, May 22, 2015

lime and grape - yum!

Wings and foil - that's what it's all about at the Mixed Media Card Challenge in May. Butterflies, insects, birds, angels... find some wings and show us your mixed media skills.

We received a graduation announcement and it had a wonderfully 1960s/hippie vibe to it. I checked out the gal's school website for her colors and purple it was. Even found her class motto "live, love, dream".  (How did we ever live without the Internet???) So off I was...

Guess I don't have a "live love dream" sentiment, but thought this one from Freckled Fawn would do the job. So I heat embossed it onto a panel I'd watercolored and splattered lime green.

Stitched it with a layer of vellum to a cardbase that I smooshed and splattered with leftover watercolor before splattering some water droplets onto it which I covered with platinum embossing powder and heated. TIP: Heat from underneath the paper to melt the powder if it is only "attached" with water.

The feathers from Lifestyle Crafts (wings have feathers, right?) were die cut from watercolor paper and painted purple and blue before being edged with platinum embossing powder. A smidge of washi finished the card.

Voila! A somewhat unconventional, but very personalized graduation card.

Since I used NBUS - the feather die and the sentiment stamp - I'm joining the "New" fun at A Blog Named Hero.


  1. What a splash of color! Love it. Makes me think of lemonade, plum cake, ice cream and the Mexican coctail bar just round the corner. :o)

  2. WOW!!! Stunning card Maria!!! Such a great striking color combo and the design is mesmerizing!!

  3. I adore the touch of platinum on your feathers! The inlinkz at A Blog Named Hero is now active (sorry it was out of action), so it would be great if you could return and link up your entry!

  4. What a fabulous zesty lime, Maria ... and so much wonderful texture and dimension ... my fave bits are those platinum water droplets and the edging on those yummy feathers ... luscious! Anita :)

  5. What a wonderful graduation card, Maria! WOW!

  6. LOVE this card, Maria!! And so will the graduate. xx

  7. Such a fun and bright card :) Thank you for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.


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