Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Happy Little Stampers September Mixed Media Challenge

How did it get to be September?  All the kids have now returned to school so everyone has more free time to spend creating (ha ha)..

The September challenge for Mixed Media at Happy Little Stampers is collage.  

I had recently gotten a new stamp set from Concord and 9th.  It is called Lacy Leaves.  The leaves are stamped with brown embossing powder or acrylic paint backgrounds and distress oxide ink background.

Here are some close ups of different parts of the card.  The top of the leaves with a twine bow and gold thread.

The coordinating die cut that goes with the stamp set.

Here is the collage background for my card.    Just a bunch of different thinks glued to a base.

I dry brushed a light coat of gesso over the top of the collage.

A cut strip of gold vellum was sewn to the top of the card.

The leaves are from two different backgrounds.  One leaf is brown embossed on a distressed oxide ink background.  The other two leaves are embossed on acrylic paint backgrounds.

The sentiment was die cut several times and stacked on top of each other.  The remainder of the sentiment was stamped on the card base.

I am really happy with how this card turned out.  I have two more collaged backgrounds to make cards with.

Please join us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media September Challenge.


Helen Liu said...

Hi Barb, the lacy leaves are eye-catching. I also like the collage background with so many details. Thanks for sharing how you made this collage card. Helen Liu, DT Sister

Linda said...

Gorgeous card .... those leaves look amazing xx

Dorlene Durham said...

WOW. This is just gorgeous. Very nice.