Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mixed Media with a Message

Hello, Bloggers.  Today I have a card to share with you that's all about layers and mixing media.  This card has it all:  muslin, glossy pages, tissue, vellum, paint, Verve/A Cut Above dies, Verve stamps, yarn from my stash, and TH distress inks.  I should call it "Everything But the Kitchen Sink."  It was inspired by challenges at Verve for the December Diva Dare Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Create Your Own Background/Tissue Challenge.  It was SO much fun to slow it down a little and do a card with so many layers and elements.  I absolutely love getting messy to create wonderful backgrounds.  The only problem is that I find it difficult to use them because they have become dear friends by the time I deem them finished.  This background has been in my stash for quite a while!


Because it has so many layers, I have included the photo below to show you the muslin, pages, tissue portion of the project.  This is a fun background tech to do when it is sunny outside so all the layers of glue will dry. 

I will link this project to these challenges:

Allsorts - Anything but Christmas
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters - Anything BUT Christmas
Oozak - AG: Celebration
Paper Shelter Challenge - Special birthday 
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Feminine with a sentiment





24 comments:

Saints Rule! said...

Love the soft colors on this gem! A wonderful project! Thanks for blessing us with your talents at Word Art Wednesday!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The card is delightful, the colors and the layout. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
Advent Blessings of Hope and Peace,
Carole Robb Bisson

Marisa said...

Love those dies! So much fun to used and you have used then wonderfully. Thanks for joining us for this month's Diva Dare!

Lisa T said...

What a great mixed media project! I saw your project on Make It Monday.

Sarah said...

I love all the details and layers on your card. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Anything But Christmas challenge this week x

lalkygirl said...

What a fab card ,love your techniques for the background gorgeous colour combo
Thanks for joining us at MiM and good luck
Tracey x

Rosie said...

What an amazing background technique!! I love your project!! Thank you for joining in our Birthday Celebration Challenge at The Paper Shelter!! Hugs, Rosie

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your card is lovely. Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER BLOG HOP! Good luck, Merry Christmas and please join us again!

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marie said...

Very lovely. Great colours. Thanks for joining our birthday celebration over at the Paper Shelter.
Love n hugs
Marie

KraftyKoolKat said...

Love the beautiful colours of this card. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and I popped over for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Carmen said...

Beautiful card and I love all the layers!!

Stampsnob said...

great background Kren the colors are lovely too............Lis

Jennifer said...

What an interesting card, using the sentiment as your image.

Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A wonderful creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at our Birthday Party over at The Paper Shelter! Susan x

Vicky Gould said...

I cannot find any contact information for you, so hope you will see this post.

You had asked about the deer and tree on my card...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. Both my tree and the deer are Impression Obsession dies. I got them from Ellen Hutson's store online.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

BTW, your cards are awesome. Join us on Split Coast Stamper so we can see more! (or are you there and I just missed you...the daily challenges are a great place for new ideas and talent!)

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, love that background, Kren! Beautiful card and the gems are marvelous. Wonderful colors.

Karen Letchworth said...

Gorgeous card, my friend! Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge this week. I love Verve Stamps, and this one is awesome. We're so blessed to have them as a sponsor this week.
Thanks for playing along!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful mixed media card! Lovely soft muted colors and the texture from the tissue paper is wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at SImon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Merkkari said...

Such a wonderful project! Thanks for joining with us at the Paper Shelter! Hugs, Merkkari

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Congratulations on winning Word Art Wednesday. Blessings,
Carole

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

gorgeous! and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper challenge this month .

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my! This is so gorgeous!

MyCraftWorld said...

Hi, this is a gorgeous card! I love mixed media! Thank you for joining us at Emergency Crafters ~Lucy x