Monday, June 15, 2015

All Occasion Card - a Style Potpourri...

Happy Monday, everyone! Today's share is a fun mix of styles - a bit freestyle collage, shabby chic, and mixed media - all in one little card.

The freestyle collage comes in with the lighthearted layering of mixed patterned papers and elements...the shabby chic with the distressed edges and subtle, vintage color mix...and the mixed media with a couple of coloring techniques on the background and the flower cluster...

The floral cluster starts with a couple large flat flowers that have been in my stash for a loooooong time. :)  I stacked them, then added a crocheted lace piece and more paper roses. All the roses were lightly coated with a dry-brushed layer of gesso to soften the colors and blend them together in a shabby-chic way...

This center rose started out ecru in color, the same as the crocheted piece beneath it. I used Lindy's Stamp Gang C'est la Vie Cerise Magical to tint the rose to match the highlights of this Magical paint that I had used around the edges of the background patterend papers...

Tiny gold microbeads were glued all around the floral cluster...just for fun...

Patterned papers:   Prima "Almanac" "Nature Garden" "Botanical" and "Zephyr" collections
Color medium:   Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical - C'est la Vie Cerise
Large flowers:   Prima, Petaloo             Small roses:   Wild Orchid Crafts
Crochet doily & rose, bordered velvet ribbon:   Prima
Pearls:   Recollections             Lace:            Stamen cluster:   local craft store
Miscellaneous:   gold micro beads,  twine,  thread,  gel medium

Thanks for coming by for a visit today - I hope your week is starting with a smile!


  1. Pretty card with all lovely layers!!

  2. Oh so gorgeous.. love the flower cluster!

  3. Hi Kathy. Gorgeous card - love all the different styles and beautiful colours :-) xxx

  4. This is Amazing - definitely a new favorite.

  5. Hi Kathy!!! OoOH .. once again simply GORGEOUS with all these layers and details! These colors definitely remind me summer days at the beach .. I love this!

    I hope you're doing well and staying as cool as you possibly can .. ugh .. the heat is just horrendous here!!!

    Sending you big hugs my dear!

  6. Fabulous card, so very pretty!


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