Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Taking Flight


There's a new challenge on the blog, hosted by my lovely teamie Shery, owner of STAMPlorations.  The challenge blog is called The Mixed Media Card Challenge and it's aimed at a bit of a gap in the challenge market: more messy than CAS, with a focus on using mixed media.  Oh, yes please!  Shery's having a design team call so I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring.


I used the colour scheme from the latest ColourQ challenge:


And some stamps by Magenta where they are having an Anything Goes challenge.


The clear stencilled card panel was a leftover from the Online Stencilled class.  I watercoloured some Evergreen Bough and Shabby Shutters over it, then used a fan brush to drag some extra colour over the Shabby Shutters and added splatters to the Evergreen Bough.  Stamped the images onto spare card and splodged some colours on (Ripe Persimmon, Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters, Evergreen Bough) and cut them out.  That was when I decided to stitch them - would probably have been easier before fussy cutting.  The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Sentiment Builders: Happy.

29 comments:

  1. WOW What fab colours and cute dragonflies, love this :D Thank you so much for the link Shirley, I have checked and it was a published post so I'm unable to retrieve it. I will keep searching to see if I can get it back though and I'm going to be very careful in the future LOL :D x

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  2. Fabulous mixed media design, Shirley! I love those whimsical butterflies!

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  3. What a beautifully created card!

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  4. This is fab!! I like the colors and the doodled dragon flies :) ur creations are unique and inspiring :)

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  5. Those colors jump right off the screen - love those... um are they dragonflies? I love the stitching too. And I agree, Shery's got a great idea there.

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  6. Great colors, brush strokes, and spatters on the background. Fussy cutting and stitching the butterflies and dragonflies then popping them up on the card -- well- executed! This is a perfect example of a mixed media card, Shirley! Thanks for linking this card to the Mixed Media Card DT call! I love it!

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  7. There is no doubt you will make this team! What a perfect mix! :) [pun intended]

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  8. I think you've got a DT spot all locked up with this card, Shirley. It's just wonderful. Bright happy and full of colors. And all that wonderful texture...perfect. Bev

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  9. Really love this card of funky dragonflies and butterflies with color coordinated with your MM background.

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  10. Beautiful water coloring, Shirley, I am loving what you are doing with them. The dragonflies are fabulous! Thanks for sharing your art with us at the colourQ.

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  11. These butterflies are DELIGHTFUL and the media work is AWESOME AWESOME!!!

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  12. WOW what an awesomwe card!! I love every detail!

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  13. You and this new challenge, Shirley ... a perfect match! Those butterflies and dragonfly (or is it a damselfly??) are so charming against the wonderfully textured background! Anita :)

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  14. You would be a perfect fit for that team....you better apply! Stunning card!

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  15. Love your stitched butterflies and the beautiful background you created Shirley!

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  16. What a fun and happy card, love it!

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  17. Wow! Your card is gorgeous! It makes me happy! Hugs, Susanne.

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  18. Amazing card with lots of fun details Shirley. You are perfect to be on the mixed media design team! Look forward to checking out this new challenge blog - thanks for the info. Loll xx

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  19. This is GORGEOUS! I have no experience with mixed media but I can recognize a beauty when I see it! Thanks for joining us at colourQ and now I'm off to that new challenge to check it out!

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  20. That a playful design and a simply delightful card! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

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  21. Fabulous! Is there anything that you can't do??? Love those fresh colors and the stitched butterflies!

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  22. This is gorgeous, so lively! x

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  23. Wonderful bright cheery card! Thanks for joining Magenta's May Challenge.

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  24. Another stunning, artistic creation! Your colors are divine - awesome sentiment that really pops against the lighter colors!

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  25. Wow...this is one gorgeous card! I love, love your sweet flying critters, so fun and just beautiful.

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  26. Hi, Shirley! I really love this card - so cheerful and the colors are quite pretty. Who wouldn't love getting this for their birthday?

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  27. I love your bright and loose painting style here and your butterflies are stunning. Fabulous entry for the DT...best wishes!

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  28. Super cool mixed media Shirley - LOVE the stitching on the dragonflies! :)

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