Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Love and Buttons

I've got two posts going live at the same time today.  For my CASEplorations post, click here.


Hello and welcome to the February challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.  This month the theme is Love - what else?  We've also got an optional element of buttons (stamped, die-cut, real, whatever).


I stamped the base card with words from one of the new STAMPlorations sets, Hashtag Authentic (I love this set!):


On a panel of watercolour card (I thought I'd picked up mixed media card, but the watercolour card worked equally well) I painted cream and eau-de-nile acrylic paint and translucent turquoise paint, dragged a bit of silver Distress Paint over it, inked up the net stamp (Stampendous) with black and smoky grey Versafine and stamped randomly over the panel, then stencilled some hearts with modelling paste using the ARTplorations Hearts All Over stencil.

I die-cut a stitched tag (Waltzingmouse) from kraft card and stamped it with the I heart you sign from Vignette: Eclectic Florals and used a scrap of thin ribbon to tie it round the panel and through a bone button from my stash.

Stick it all together, add a bit of washi tape and you're done.  So, what will you make?  Pop over to the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team, then join in.

12 comments:

  1. Love this...awesome mix of goodness.

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  2. So much happening here, but all good. I love your smattering of hearts.

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  3. So many details to love...especially the butterflies! Mixed media marvelous! Seriously, your flexible style has me in awe!
    Hugs~c

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  4. What an amazing array of elements to admire, Shirley ... that all add up to a such great card ... fabulous! Anita :)

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  5. You make mixed media look real easy! so many elements and it still does not look overloaded!

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  6. Wonderful mixed media on this Shirley - love the colors, texture of the hearts and buttoned tag!

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  7. Fantastic! Awesome background ha ha! I am so in love with this colour combo and the leather tag is fab!

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  8. Oooo So grungy and textural and full of all the good things you can smack on a card!

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  9. LOVE the BG words with the layers on top! FAB hearts and the tiny tag is just a great detail!

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  10. Very cool design Shirley. Love the new stamp set and how you've used it for the background. Great mix of elements for this amazing design. Loll xx

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