Thinking of Mixed Media

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Hi friends! I'm popping in with a little mixed-media card I made last week.  It was actually my first attempt at a card for the current inspiration at The Card Concept.  And although I loved the individual pieces, it just didn't come together in card form the way I had imagined. So I tried again... and again before making the card I posted for the challenge. Do you ever have days like that?  I've been having them quite frequently. I find myself having a ball making mixed-media backgrounds and elements, but when it comes time to pull the stamps out and make it into a card, it's just not coming together for me.

Anyhow, I started with a piece of canvas. I picked up a few packages of canvas, gauze and muslin on the cheap at Tuesday Morning a few weeks ago and was itching to play with some of it.  I frayed the edges, then gave the canvas a good first coat of gesso, then added some yellow craft paints and some pink color burst and yellow magicals powders. On top of this, I stenciled some white sand texture paste and then added a bit more of the yellow magicals.  You can see the stenciling better in the photo below that was taken before I glued everything down.

Next I layered some rolled flowers, a skeleton leaf and some white twine together with hot glue and added it to the canvas.  I accented the flowers with some glitter glue, then dabbed some 3D matte gel randomly over the surface of the piece and sprinkled on some frantage shabby white embossing powder and heat set.

To finish the card, I stamped the thinking of you sentiment in pool party in the corner of a square, embossed card, then added a couple score lines with my scor-pal to accent the bottom.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired. :)

Enabler's List
Stamps: Joyful Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: watercolor paper
Ink: pool party (SU!), peony pink (Color Burst), yellow and pink Magicals shakers (Lindys Stamp Gang), yellow paints (Distress and Adirondack)
Accessories: Heavy Gesso, White Sands Texture Paste, 3D Matte Gel (Prima), layering stencil (Tim Holtz), Frantage Shabby White Embossing powder (Stampendous), Scor-pal, Nuvo glitter drops, skeleton leaf, rolled flowers, white twine, Stars & Swirls Embossing Folder (Sizzix), paper distresser, canvas


Christi said...

Girl for not having mojo lately you do AMAZING work!! Gorgeous!!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow wow!!! I just ADORE the canvas as layer and all the wonderful details!! Amazing colours, too!! This is a GREAT inspiration!! Thanks for sharing!

Purple Princess said...

love the canvas!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Julie, this is amazing! I love everything about it! We're lucky to have you sharing your talents with us at the card Concept!
Take care!

Susangail Powell said...

I love how this turned out Julee!! It's gorgeous!!