Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mixed Media Mojo

Hi friends!  Happy Saturday!  I stole a little time when I should have been sleeping last night to sneak into my studio and get inky.  I've been excited for this week's mojo 259 sketch since I designed it and was a little downhearted that I was unable to get a sample done for it all week.  So, I headed into the studio with every intention of making a clean & simple card.


However, once I sat down I saw that my September Scarlet Lime mixed media kit had arrived and I hadn't opened the box yet.  I fell in love with the Glitz paper pad as soon as I opened the kit and just had to change directions and "go for it" with the mixed media style!  It's nothing like I thought it would be, but was a whole lot of fun. I guess that's what I love about mixed media.  It's always a surprise how it will turn out.   I'm particularly loving the way the background ended up.  In the beginning that was a cream piece of cardstock, but I kept adding layers of paint and stains and doodles and it really turned out fun.

The sentiment and flower is from the Brighter Days set.  And I added a little portion of the Pennant Trim Die over on the side.  The "stitching" framing the sentiment panel is one of the border stamps in the Borderline set.  I hand cut the layers of flowers and popped them on dimensionals.  The leaves are hand cut and doodled with a white gel pen and I added some fun punched pieces from my stash.

I hope you're having a fabulous weekend so far!  From the sound of things, the twins are done napping, so I better mosey on back to mommyland.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Brighter Days, Borderline (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cashmere Dame (Glitz), cream, Black
Ink: Archival Black, white gel pen, black micron pen, acrylic paints, distress stains, golden heavy body acrylics, gelatos (Faber Castell)
Accessories:  Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), photo corner and punch pack (SU!), classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), enamel accents, liquid pearls (Ranger), rhinestones

12 comments:

  1. Julee your contibution may be late this week, but it certainly is fabulous! I love your mixed media background and all the doodling and layers - just awesome!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous, Julee! Love your doodles and that fabulous background you created!

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  3. Awesome. Love all the layers and your mixed media background. It is beautiful. Glad you got to play.

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  4. wow, this is so beautiful, love the fabulous background! You should submit this to the Loves Rubberstamps challenge this week to make your own background. Great colors and design. Fabulous.

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  5. What a fabulous card with so many wonderful little details! Those nap times were never long enough as I recall - lol! Glad you still have some minutes to steal to get creative!

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  6. What a wonderful mixed media background, Julee! While this card is definitely not CAS...it is stunning! Kind of a tough decision...sleep or stamp...you sure made the right choice! Now hopefully tonight you can catch up on the sleep!

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  7. Fabulous background and loving all the details you have added with the liquid pearls, stars, doodles, flowers, faux stitching etc. Good to see you got soem inky time :)

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  8. This is actually very beautiful Julee... I really love it!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  9. Amazing! I love you and your mixed media style!

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  10. This is so beautiful and showcases your stamp in a bright way.

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  11. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  12. I LOVE THIS!!! Beautiful job with mixed media--the background could stand as a card all on it's on.

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