Relaxing Mixed Media

Hi friends! I'm back with another card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I'm having a lot of fun using the limited time free Three Cheers digi and decided to go mixed media for this one.


I wanted a watery background look, so started by covering a piece of white cardstock with gesso.  Next I scraped on some lime green, aqua and white paints with a credit card.  I scribbled a bit with a teal distress crayon, then watered it up with a waterbrush and let it drip around until I was happy with the background.  I then splattered a bit of watered down heavy body white paint with a fan brush for that splashy waves kind of look.

The sentiment from Three Cheers is printed on white paper and cut with a stitched circle die, then I colored the cup with Copic markers, hand cut and dolled up with a bit of frosted lace stickles and some glossy glaze and glitter on the star.  I finished with distressed edges and a bit of bakers twine.


So much fun to get my fingers paint stained again!  Hope it inspires! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Enabler's List
Stamps: Three Cheers Digital Set (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white
Ink: white, aqua, lime green paint (Liquitex), Distress Crayons (Ranger)
Accessories: stitched circles stax (MFT), bakers twine, adhesive star, glossy glaze, glitter, frosted lace stickles, laser printer

30 comments

  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Stunning job!

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  2. Super fun background painting, Julee! Love it!

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  3. Really stunning, Julee - your hop cards have been amazing all week :o)

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  4. Awww!!! Absolutely stunning! Love it!

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  5. gorgeous watercolored background and torn distressed edges..beautiful card.

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  6. Julee, this is beautiful...love what you've done with the background!

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  7. Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for all the details...I have to try this!

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  8. I love this gorgeous background color! Beautiful card today!

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  9. Beautiful card, love the background

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  10. Julee this is a FABULOUS card!

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  11. You are such an amazing designer. LOVE!!!

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  12. So pretty, Julee, love the background! Happy Wednesday!

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  13. Love the fun background of your card---it looks refreshingly cool, like a frappe! Must admit that some of the products you mentioned using are completely unknown to me, but the end result is fabulous!

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  14. Love this and the black and white touch is great.

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  15. Stunning I love this card!

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  16. Love your card, the background is sooo pretty with the fun coffee cup :)

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  17. Beautiful! Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

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  18. Oh my gosh, love your credit card scraping! My friend recently showed me the technique using liquid pearls. Each one resists the next and the layers end up so beautiful. A little goes a long way. Love this vibrant color scheme! Thanks so much for the sweet comment love on my coffee banana! Clearly, I need to schedule a juice cleanse. Ha!

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  19. Your background is so fantastic, what an amazing card!

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  20. Wow, so beautiful and I love the background colors

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  21. Great design and love the distressing.

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  22. I am just loving the cool blues and greens and all that texture! The touch of glitter with Stickles gives a nice frosty effect to a beautiful card

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  23. This card is so beautiful! I love the way you used the twine and little star to embellish your project. That digi stamp is adorable!

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  24. Pretty background for your awesome digi stamp cup! Love the sparkle and shine on the cup!

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  25. Loving your mixed media card, Julee! Great design!

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