Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mixed Media Mojo August Challenge - Anything Goes

It is the first of the month and time to get your Mojo rev started with the monthly challenge at Mixed Media Mojo.  The challenge for August is anything goes.  I love those challenges because then you can do a project you may need to get done.

I had to make a card for a challenge on a group I belong to.  The challenge was "something sweet" - well cupcakes are pretty sweet. 

The cupcake is a digital image that I traced onto patterned paper and cut out.  The background is patterned paper adhered to mixed media paper for support.  I then coated the paper with a layer of clear gesso.  The design still shows through but when you color on the surface the color has something to bite onto to.  I then added different colors of gelatos on the patterned paper.  The cupcake and sentiment were adhered with gel medium.  I added a coating of glass bead gel over the top of the cupcake.  The bow was colored with gelatos and water.  Embossing paste was colored with gelatos also and using a stencil added some random polka dots around the card.

Please join us for our monthly challenge.  I am excited to see your projects.  

I am entering this into the weekly challenge on the Monday Challenge Blog for Simon Says Stamp which is to not use ordinary paper.  I did use the mixed media paper as my base for the card.  

Monday, July 27, 2015

Oldie Moldie Monday

More thank you notes for the office.  One of my fellow coworkers likes monkeys so I always make cards for him with monkeys on them.  Even his wedding and engagement cards had monkeys on them.  The sentiment stamp - I just found in my stash.  I thought it worked well.  The image was gifted to me so I have no information on it.  It was colored with Copics.  The paper is a well aged 6 x 6 pad from Basic Grey.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Floral Thank You Take Two

Another floral thank you note.  The background is painted with acrylic paints on mixed media paper.  The floral stamp from Hero Arts was stamped in VersaMark and Hero Arts embossing powder was used.  The Thank You Sticker is from SRM Stickers.  The bow is from fabric.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Floral Thank You

The background was mixed media paper painted with acrylic paint.  The floral stamp from Hero Arts was stamped in Versa Mark and Hero Arts embossing powder was used.  The Thank You Sticker is from SRM Stickers.  The bow is from fabric.

More thank you notes for co workers.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Oldie Moldie Monday

Yes Oldie Moldie Monday returns.  I made them today - my first day of not going to work retirement.  I don't think week ends count.  The paper is from an older Basic Grey 6 x 6 pad and the stamp is from Paper Smooches.  Even the yellow ribbon was a scrap that was left over.  Luckily it was just enough for the card.

Remember to show some love for your older supplies.  They still make great cards.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Mixed Media Thank You Card

Finally got a chance to get a better picture of this card.  Some fellow cardmakers were sent fabric Yo Yo's to create with.  It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with.

Of course, I am boring.  I made a card with a flower with a yo yo center.

I had the blue background already made.  I believe I just dipped the watercolor paper in distress inks.  I don't know which blue I used.  I used some green paint and stencil to add the dots to the background.  I added more texture with embossing paste through a stencil.  The black flower was cut with the Silhouette.  I cut 3 layers and glued them together to add a little dimension to the flower base.  Since I had fabric on the card, I wanted to make a fabric bow also.  This fabric is flannel.  After I laid the card out, I decided I needed to add some black into the background so used a new Prima Stamp.  A sticker sentiment from SRM Stickers finishes off the card.

I am going to enter this card in the currently monthly challenge at Mixed Media Card Challenge.   The challenge is blue.  I think there is enough blue in the background and the bow and flower have a shade of blue in it.

Today at 4:30 I started a new chapter in my life.  I retired.  I am excited that I will have some more time to create and explore some new areas of interest.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Belated Happy Birthday

Sorry - no Oldie Moldie Monday post - I was cleaning/clearing, moving furniture, etc so I did not get a card made using old supplies.  I started but it was not falling together so it will wait for another day.

I did finish this card this week end.  It was a background made with distress inks.  I used pink, yellow and green  I love how the backgrounds always turn out so different.  The flower was colored with distress ink or paint - don't remember.  Too much swirling in my head right now.  The tape was colored with distress paints also.

A birthday sticker from SRM Stickers finishes off the card.

Four more days of work and I will be retired.  I am so excited.  Maybe I will find more time to create and explore new techniques.

I am entering this at the Monday Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog.  Anything Goes is the theme this week.