Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy Little Stampers January Mixed Media Challenge

It is 2017 and another year of wonderful challenges from Happy Little Stampers with mixed media.  Who doesn't like to get their fingers all messy while they are creating - ok there are a few people.  I have a friend when I go to show her something new for some reason she always pulls out rubber gloves for us.

This month the mixed media challenge is so fun - layers.  A challenge that sets my heart pitter patter.  I love using layers of paper and embellishments and mixed media stuff.  I was so happy making my card.

It is a square card that is almost six inches square.  This gives you a larger area for all those wonderful layers.  Of course in the United States, I will be paying extra to mail a thick square card.  (We won't talk about how much postage I spent mailing my Christmas cards.)

The paper is a 6 x 6 pad from Prima Rossi Bella.  I love the color combination of pinks, different shades of black and grays.  All paper layers were distressed.

The first three layers were three squares of patterned paper with each layer getting about half inch smaller.  Once they were adhered together I added texture with some snowflake embossing paste.  If you look at the card closely you can see the sparkly embossing paste peaking out in different places.  I cut a rectangle of striped paper to go across the bottom of the card.  On this layer I added a flourish with the same embossing paste.

I then went through my stash to find items I could use to embellish the cards.  I had this blackish fabric which I tore strips of and tied into little bows.  They were tucked into the floral accent areas.  A bunch of thread was pulled off a spool for another fun element. The pink flowers are die cut buckram which was died with a Tattered Angels Baseboard pink paint.  A cream flower was sprayed with a black ink.

The sentiment was stamped with black Versafine Ink and some Versamark.  Clear embossing powder was added to the stamped sentiment.  It was die cut with a circle die and a slightly larger die was used to cut a blackish mat.  It was pop dotted on top of a doily which had been adhered to the front of hte card.  A scrap of black lace was added to the card tucked under the rectangle.  The flowers were arranged around the sentiment.

Here are some close ups of different areas of the card.  Upper right corner.  You can see the thread, the black lace and doily in this picture.  If you look closely you can also pick up some glimpses of the embossing paste.

Lower right corner.  You can see some of the sparkly embossing paste peaking out in a couple different spots and also the torn fabric bows tucked in on each side.

Upper left corner.  See the torn fabric bow tucked under the flower.

I had so much fun making this beautiful card.  I don't know if I will be able to mail it to anyone.  I also love the paper pad so will be making more cards from it for sure.

Please join us for the month of January at Happy Little Stampers and get your layered mixed media fix on.  


Susan Renshaw said...

Love the combination of colours!
Fabulous make for the Happy Little Stampers!
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Michelle said...

I think this card is great. Lovely flowers and colors.
Lovely greetings Michelle (DT sister)

k.m.meena Herale said...

Awesome card, love the papers and flowers.

hugs xx

Helen Gullett said...

Barb, your mixed medai card is gorgeous with all those layers and flowers! Love the color combo too :) Thank you for the inspiration!

Melissa L. said...

This is so pretty, Barb. Beautiful layering and lovely use of those flowers. I love square cards. :)

Seemaa said...

Beautiful colours Barb, love the combination so fresh!!!

Helen Liu said...

I love your layers of designer papers, doily, ribbons and flowers, Barb. So Pretty.
Helen Liu(DT sister)