Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Mixed Media City Girl


I've been having a play with mixed media, seeing as my kids have now sorted out my birthday present - a year-long online art/mixed media/journalling course.  The journalling part is optional, so I'll probably be opting out of that bit, but who knows?

For this card, I tore pieces of patterned paper from my ginormous, never-decreasing stash and stuck them down onto white card, then stamped the CityGirl image, aligning it to get the best from the papers.  Then I painted over the background with white acrylic paint to soften the colours, and left the papers within the image unpainted so that they were more vibrant.  I stencilled some dots using translucent cerise paint, then again with white acrylic.  There was a cut-out folk heart lying around on the desk shouting at me, so I drew a heart border and added it to the card.

I'm playing along at JUGS where the theme is Mixed Media:


And Simon Says Monday Challenge, Anything Goes


12 comments:

  1. What a great way to use up those little bits of ever increasing scraps to great advantage. Super mixed media card. Thanks for joining us this week at Just us Girls.

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  2. Wow, I love this. I would love to do a mixed media course I'm quite envious of you maybe I should suggest it as a birthday gift for me ....
    Fabulous card.
    Elaine

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  3. Amazing! This just screams mixed media. I love all of the patterns. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  4. Wow, fabulous! You'll have a blast with that course too, Jo x

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  5. Hey Shirley! Love your MM card as always! What a great gift from your family! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls and Merry Christmas!

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  6. super cool! Love the collage! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

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  7. So cool!! Love this design Shirley. Looking forward to seeing what you learn on your course ... although I think YOU could be teaching it! Merry Christmas! Loll xx

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  8. Such beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

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  9. ok...this is one super cool card...you are sooooo creative!!

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