Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mixed Media Card

Every month the Faber Castell blog Design Memory Craft has a challenge.  Sometimes I am able to play along.  This challenge was an interesting one. Make something in 30 minutes - mixed media in 30 minutes - WHAT - you got to be kidding - but it kept going around and around and around in my head.  Hopefully the 30 minutes does not include my thinking - because we would already be at several hours.

I have been making  a few fall cards and really enjoying myself so wanted to make a fall card.  I keep a container with all my experiments of backgrounds, leftover pieces so I may be able to use them in the future.  I looked through the container and found this piece of watercolor paper which I had colored with gelatos and did not make anything out of it.  I looked at all my tree stamps and came up with an idea.  I have some dies that have a stitched edge on them so I cut my background.  I heat embossed the tree.  I did it on purpose so that it looks like the tree is going off the edge.  I used a piece of leftover back ground to stamp my sentiment.  My layout is very simple.  The image is pop dotted on the card front.  After I was done, I thought it needed to look like fall so I got out some bottles of acrylic paint and a toothpick and made little leaves.  The tree stamp is from Penny Black and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.


This month on the Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog it is to make an Autumn Colored card with the optional add on of metal or leaves.  Hopefully abstract dots of acrylic paint count as my leaves.  (Insert grin here).


I am also going to enter it into the monthly challenge on the Operation Write Home Card Blog where the challenge that is sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs.  They will pay shipping costs for at least two boxes - so we need to get 50 entries into this contest.

I like how the card turned out - once I had it thought out it was a quick card to make.  I may even make some more like it.  Of course, now I will have to make backgrounds.

Enjoy your Sunday.  The cleaning bug bit me yesterday - but did I clean something that showed - no but I did get rid of bunch of stuff.  I do need to get groceries today.

10 comments:

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Barb! This is gorgeous! I love it. The stitched border makes the perfect frame: it's an embossing folder? If so, must have! This is so pretty it makes me happy that fall is coming!

Sanna Lippert said...

well, I like your abstract leaves alot! great idea too! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

Lori said...

This is a beautiful card! The tree is fabulous.

Charlene said...

Gorgeous card! I love your tree!Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at Mixed Media Card Challenge!

Sybrina K said...

Barb, What a great fall card! Love how you used gelatos to make that fabulous background. :)

Kripa Koushik said...

Oh lovely falling leaves. The perfect scene for fall. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at the mixed media card challenge.

Cora said...

You outdid yourself with this one. The leaves make me want to buy some acrylic paints.

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful card Barb. I think your leaves are awesome!! Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Linda said...

A sweet peice of artwork!!!

Maria Levine said...

So pretty Barb!! Love what you did! Thanks for playing along with The Mixed Media Card Challenges!