Mixed Peace

Hi friends!  I'm excited to be guesting again with The Card Concept this month. I got to pick my style this go round, and it's probably no surprise that I chose mixed-media (although my mixed-media always seems to have a bit of the shabby/vintage look as well).  Had so much fun getting my hands all paint and ink stained!  {happy sigh}


I found a new snowflake die and embossing folder set at Tuesday Morning last week and couldn't pass them up.  I've been trying not to buy any new Christmas supplies this year, but 2 beautiful embossing folders and a die for $7 made me re-classify these as winter supplies, not Christmas!  LOL


Anyhow, when I saw the challenge graphic, I had an idea to do a resist over the embossed snowflakes and then fill in with blues like the graphic.  I attempted first with MicroGlaze, then with soft gloss and this final attempt was with glossy accents applied to the tops of the raised snowflakes.  What I wasn't cluing in on was that even though the top portion I place the mediums on was resisting the ink and paint, the sides of the raised embossing were still exposed, so blue seeped underneath in all three attempts and added a bit of blue to my snowflakes.  Still a great look and I love the way this third attempt turned out.

After embossing with the snowflake folder, I applied glossy glaze to each of the larger snowflakes and let it dry.  Next I added some distress stain in broken china, stormy sky and faded jeans.  I followed this up with Adirondack paint in pool and denim. Next I finger painted a bit of white paint around the edges, then added some frantage embossing powder to the two corners and heat embossed.


For the sentiment, I embossed the peaceful wishes stamp from Glad Tidings on vellum in white, then I took my fine tip applicator with some glossy glaze and did some squigglies all around and embossed with frantage.  The snowflake die cut is covered in VersaMark and then embossed with frantage and I layered this onto a chipboard snowflake from my stash and added a snowflake blad to the center for a super dimensional frosty flake.  A bit of white burlap in the background and distressed edges all around finish things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wildly creative and productive day!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Glad Tidings (Verve)
Paper: white cardstock, vellum cardstock
Ink: Versamark, broken china, stormy sky, faded jeans distress stain, pool, snow cap and denim Adirondack paint (Ranger)
Accessories: Branches and Snowflakes embossing folder set (BasicGrey - Sizzix), Snowflake Small Embossing Essentials die (Darice), snowflake brad, frantage embossing powder (Stampendous), Classic circles dies (Spellbinders)

22 comments

  1. What fabulous texture, makes me want to pick it up and touch it! Adore the embossing and distressed edges. Thanks for joining us again this week x

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  2. Julee, you and I picked up the same snowflake die at TM! Only I didn't get the embossing folder... boo! I have had the same problem with the Micro Glaze, bummer! I really think you took this inspiration to a new level! The CC will be thrilled to see your entry!!!

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  3. I just love this. So beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing. :o)

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  4. New life goal: Become Julee Tilman. Holeeeee goodness! The background is absolutely fantastic! I love all the texture going on and the big ol' snowflake in the foreground is Ah-mazing! Totally going to pin this!

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  5. I can feel the snow from here :) Beautifully done.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous. Love all the texture and the pretty colors. Congrats on being a guest at The Card Concept.

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  7. Oh, this is just wonderful!!!Love, love it!!

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  8. Oh Juleee!!! Beautiful! I am doing a HAPPY dance! I found the same die and embossing folder at Tuesday Morning and this is a fantastic card for inspiration! THANK YOU!

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  9. Gorgeous card and 3 items for 7 bucks... you got a steal!

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  10. What a stunning card, Julee! I love all the gorgeous details, and wow... what a great deal on your new goodies!

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  11. Swoon!!!! I am totally in love with gorgeous card!!!!! It has been GREAT having you design with us this month at The Card Concept!

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  12. Oh my goodness this is sooooooooooo pretty, love those fab textures !

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  13. Gorgeous!!! So much pretty in one card!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at The Card Concept these past weeks!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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  14. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful! I love the pretty layers and the nice details! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  15. I love the entire package, but I want to say that I love the hand-drawn squiggles... it makes the card personal, I think. And I LOVE how soft the distressed edges turned out on this guy! Yay, you!

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  16. ...wait, I also wanted to say that I "get" your post's title, perfecto!

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  17. Your card is soooo pretty. LoVe the colors! Thanks for sharing.
    What a find. I'll have to see if I can find that deal at our. You know me I'm addicted to embossing folders and dies of course.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  18. Wow! This is mixed media gorgeness! Beautiful!

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  19. Wow your cards are amazing! Beautiful as always :) So glad you're still joining us at The Card Concept!!

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  20. Stunning card! I love the embossing and the textures....it is so very beautiful! Thank you for being an inspiration to us at The Card Concept. xxx

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