Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Have a Great Day

Hello friends! As my school holidays draw to a close, I seem to gasp at how quickly the time has passed and wonder at how little of 'the fun stuff' I had hoped to do because other things seemed to come up. One of my goals for 2015 is to have better time management.

Yesterday, I was busy sorting out and organising my mixed media supplies as I sometimes order things that I already have! I made lots of lists and hopefully am well on the way of being all sorted. Hence I decided to have a go at creating a mixed media background for the card that I am sharing with you today. It also follows the latest sketch from Cardabilities.

To create my background, I used two Distress sprays Victorian Velevet and Tattered Rose. Once dry, I added a spritz of water to lift off some colour and then made extra splotches and sprayed away again. I then used a stencil and sprinkled some embossing powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang in random spaces for some glimmers. I used watercolour papers, Spellbinder dies and distress inks to create all of my flowers and foliage that you can see here.


Paper: Prima Divine, watercolor paper

Stamp: JustRite Enjoy the Day Vintage Labels Four

Ink: Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Spray, Victorian Velvet and tattered Rose

Other: Spellbinders Rose Creations and Bitty Blossoms, Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Hemp, Memory Box Stencil Texture Rings and Puddles, Modelling Paste, Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder Stardust Candy Rose, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. A gorgeous card Cathy,love what you have achieved with this !

  2. Yes the holidays are coming to an end arent they??? not looking forward to all the school rush again, but ah well!! such is life!! I love your M M on your card, love the rings and your flower cluster is gorgeous too!! Enjoy the rest of the week!

  3. So pretty! Love the background!!!

  4. Hi this is so pretty, am I allowed to have a favourite?? thank you so much for joining our challenge at Cardabilities. x

  5. Gorgeous card! Love the colours, style and flower composition! Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities :)

  6. So beautiful. I love what you've done with the background.

  7. Wow...such a beautiful MM card...Love the inks are used for bg, those splotches and flowers are real treat.
    Good Luck and thanks for playing along the challenge at Cardabilities

  8. Very nice card. Thank you for joining us at the Cardabilities. Ilona


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