Friday, October 24, 2014

Grateful...Mixed Media Card...

TGIF...happy Friday!  Today's card is the result of another experimental play session gone so well that I needed to do something with it. :) The temps are finally cooling down here, and I was in the mood to play again with autumn colors. This time, I pulled out what I call "Victorian" colors - rich shades of magenta, teal, and orange.

Out came a small scrap of 140# mixed media paper, some sprays, and other bits and pieces, and here's the finished product:

Here's a photo of the piece before I covered it with embellishments (as you can see, the molding paste wasn't completely dry yet, but it makes it easier for you to see the details of the grungy harlequin stencil). 

I tore the edges of the mixed media paper, and started layering, starting with strips of self-adhesive canvas, then torn strips of book pages. Next came the fun of adding the sprays,  and watching them mix and form new colors as they spread. Once the sprays dried, I highlighted the edges of the strips with white Gelato, blending it with my fingertips. Then the molding paste was stenciled on, and the edges of the harlequin pattern shadowed with black Stabilo pencil ...

In this lower corner, the orange blended with the teal to make a pretty olive green, with hints of the orange peeking was fun watching the colors blend...

I found this piece of dangly crystal beaded trim in a little "leftover" came from the lamp section of the local craft store, and was a funky addition on a little lampshade a few years ago. I added a few smaller amber gems through the center, and it was a fun addition here, too! ...

The large flower in the center of the cluster was made using Spellbinders' Grand Peony Creations dies...

I had fun playing with the die-cut leaf stems, too. They were sprayed first with the same teal used on the card base, then a copper spray to give them a "patina" look...

Color Mediums:   Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts - Tibetan Poppy Teal,  Sweet Violet Purple Teal, Cowabunga Copper;
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio - Mango Mania
Stencil:   The Crafters Workshop Mini Harlequin             Canvas:    Ranger
Dies:   Spellbinders Grand Peony Creations;   Sizzix Flowers Branches & Leaves
Roses and flower stamens:   Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment stamp:   Simon Says Stamp - Handwritten Greetings
Amber gems:  Doodlebug and Kaisercraft            Gem braided trim:   local craft store
Miscellaneous:   mixed media paper, old book page,  white Gelato,  Uni Posca white paint pen,  
Stabilo All pencil-black,  purple hemp cording

Thanks so much for visiting today...have a wonderful weekend!


  1. This is gorgeous! Love the background colors and love the flowers too!

  2. Hi Kathy, Your card was beautiful even without any embellishments, but we all Love our embellishments, I know I do. LOL. I love the bright colors, the pretty purple flower you made and the unique lace trim. The card is Lovely. I was looking at your previous designs on your blog and you are an absolutely Amazing talent. I am looking forward to seeing your future creations and I hope to be inspired by your gorgeous work. Blessings to you,


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