Sunday, 1 March 2015

Mixed Media Card Challenge - Spring

I've got two posts going live at the same time today.  Click here for my CASEplorations post.


It's the Mixed Media Card Challenge, and this month the theme is Spring, with the optional element of bird.


For my card, I used a Gelli plate print which was mainly a bubblewrap pattern, then brayered chalk paints over it, and when it was dry I stencilled modelling paste through the Dot Fade stencil.  The flowers and leaves (JOFY 09 and JOFY 12) were in my stamped stash, just on white card, so I brayered matching translucent paints over them and added highlighting with blood orange translucent paint.

I traced a chipboard bird shape onto another Gelli plate print, added a branch and cut it out, then added detail with a black fineliner (0.5) and a white Signo pen.

Pop on over to the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration from the design team, and join in to win!

I'm adding my card to Simon Says Work It Wednesday where the theme is Spring.


The Mixed Media Monthly challenge, Birds of a Feather


and The Paper Players, Spring.

22 comments:

  1. Those JOFY blooms look gorgeous against that amazing background, Shirley! Anita :)

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  2. Wow that BG is mind blowing and so is the bright green :)

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  3. Fabulous, Shirley - love all of the texture and techniques you used on that background. Such a vibrant and fresh spring creation!

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  4. I love those JOFY stamps - I keep seeing them in blogland and keep thinking "I need to get some of those!" Your Gelli-ed background is beautiful (another thing I need to practice on!) and your bird looks almost glossy with the wonderful accents you added!

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  5. LOVE all the texture and colours of your background. Just purchased a gelli plate but haven't had time to play yet --- can't wait!! :) The whimsical flowers and leaves are so fun ... and your bird looks amazing! Love the colour, patterns and shine! xx

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  6. This is amazing....what a gorgeous spring card.Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

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  7. OMG Shirley, stunning textured layering and colors. Your card is so You! TFS

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  8. I'm envious of people who can do this kind of art, Shirley. You have a good eye for where to put everything and what color to use.

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  9. Fabulous creation! Love the bird! And the funky flowers!

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  10. Fantastic! I love the gelliplate papers and the texture paste - I'll have to start using mine! The bird is fantastic!

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  11. beautiful BG, LOVE the colors and Gelliplate papers!

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  12. Nobody does 'Mixed Media' like you, Shirley...this card is absolutely stunning!

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  13. Your card sings spring with your beautiful gelli print! Love all the texture and techniques! TFS!

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  14. love the artsy style of your card!

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  15. Very cool mixed media card. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  16. Stunning make, love the colours and how you put it all together! Really love the bird you used. Thanks so much for joining us at Mixed Media Monthly!

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  17. Love the bright colors and the bird is amazing! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  18. Translucent acrylic paint, eh? Got me curious. I love that birdie. Hope all is well on the island.

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  19. pretty card and i LOVE those stamps! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  20. Thanks for playing the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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