Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mixed Media Shabby Chic Meets LSG Color Challenge...

Hello again, friends! Blog-worthy projects are happening less than usual lately while I play with a few new (to me) mediums and practice some new (to me) techniques, but now and then I like to take time out to go back to what I know and create something from start to finish.

I love combining a bit of the shabby-chic style with mixed media, and this month, Lindy's Stamp Gang has a beautiful palette of colors in their monthly color challenge. So out came my sprays and the fun started. Here's the finished result...

And here's the color board the card is based on. The fun part is that this color palette lends itself to soft pastel colors, as well as bright sassy colors. I chose a little of both - a little softer with the background, and a little sassier with the flower colors. :)

I created the background paper by spraying 4 colors of Lindy's sprays onto a piece of mixed media paper. For this background, I used Bonjour Butter Flat FabioAloha Avocado Flat FabioQueen of Hearts Red Flat Fabio, and Blue Hawaiian Blue Starburst sprays. 

I started randomly spritzing a little of each of the colors around the page, using a small mask to cover part of the page. Then I removed the mask, and filled in the white space left with more of the same colors, but this time, dropping the color in using the wand portion of the sprayer, and spritzing with water to spread them out. Here and there I dabbed excess color off the page with a paper towel, so you can still see some of the original lines from the stencils in parts of the background.

When that was dry, I applied some molding paste through a stencil for some subtle texture...

I added a large floral cluster over some twine and lace strips run vertically down the left side of the front.  I began with the pale yellow flowers, then added the medium blue roses, and finally the bright red lilies - a little potpourri of color intensities ...

The large yellow rose in the center is made using Spellbinders' Rose Creations dies-it was a little too bright, so I toned it down with cream colored craft paint to blend with the soft yellow of the lilies...

Color Mediums:   Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays
Stencil:   Prima "flourish"          Dies:   My Favorite Things "Wild Greenery";   Spellbinders "Rose Creations"
Lace:   Tim Holtz idea-ology            Small flowers:   Wild Orchid Crafts
Stamens:   ChocolateLetters on Etsy            Pearls:   Recollections
Miscellaneous:   twine,  Golden molding paste

Thanks so much for visiting today...I hope your week started with a smile!


  1. This card is so beautiful.. Love the background and love all the flowers too! Great colors!

  2. Oh this is so super pretty. LOVE it! x

  3. A beautiful, colorful card. Thank you for telling us the "making off"!
    Hugs Elfi

  4. Wowww Kathy! This is so GORGEOUS! I love how you did the background and the colors are just so BEAUTIFUL!

    I hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer days my lovely friend!

    Sending you BIG hugs,

  5. Beautiful...molding paste. Yet another thing I have to get....

  6. Oh this is just lovely.
    Thanks for playing along at Lindys Stamp Gang

  7. Gorgeous project!! Love the background so much)))
    Thank you for sharing your talent at Lindy's Stamp Gang!

  8. Gorgeous!Thank you for joining the Lindy’s Stamp Gang color challenge!

  9. I love the background and amazing flowers composition! Thanks for playing with us at Lindy's Stamp Gang!

  10. This is very beautiful Kathy!! I wish I could do cards like this!!! Thank you for joining us at Lindy's for the Color Challenge!!


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