Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Friendship


We've got a new challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Friendship, with an option of Ribbon.


I've got to confess, I enjoy ironing.  I don't have a permanent 'ironing basket' because it all gets ironed reasonably promptly, and there's never anything left in the bottom that I'm putting off doing.  (Am I normal?)

I also love using my craft iron to make encaustic wax scenes like this one.  A couple of swipes of wax onto the iron, and swoosh across some glossy card, and you have a unique vista every time.  I added a diecut flower which I'd waxed on the iron, then I drew borders with Neocolour II crayons which I diluted with water.  I stencilled some dots on the right-hand side, and I was surprised that the colour took on the wax, I thought it would just wipe off.  The sentiment is from Dee's Blooming Buds set.

Pop on over to the blog to see the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and play along with us.

I'm entering my card into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes.


21 comments:

  1. LOVE this Shirley! what a great scene you created with your encaustic wax! I have done some of this but have not learned how to control what I get from swiping the iron across the paper (need to play more obviously! ) Your rolling hills and spiky forefront are gorgeous - and the addition of the die cut bloom and sentiment make for a lovely friendship card! Julia xx

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  2. This is a real beauty, Shirley - I've never seen this technique used with such skill, Jo x

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  3. That was is the COOLEST STUFF!! Just one more medium you ROCK with~ :)

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  4. Wow! This is sooooo cool and very pretty. I have never tried (or heard of) this technique before. Wonderfully gorgeous. I'll have to research this technique. Have you made a video tutorial of this technique?

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    1. Melissa, here's a link to my video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPlOe84CLnU
      If that doesn't work for any reason, you can see it on this post:
      http://www.shirley-bee.co.uk/2014/03/a-twofer-and-video-on-waxing.html

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  5. Lovely encaustic card. It's been ages since I've done one of these. Must get out the waxes. Love how you added the flower. Hugz

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  6. Love, love, love this card Shirley! It looks awesome.
    Dot x

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  7. Gorgeous card Shirly! The scene is so beautiful and I love the flower.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  8. Stunning, beautiful, incredible, fantastic....wow, this truly is amazing! Never thought that an iron would make me smile, but it sure does when used like you have here!

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  9. Wow, so creative and beautiful. Your encaustic's scene reminds me of our Oregon Coast sand dunes with the ocean in the background :-) I have been intrigued by encaustic's ever since seeing Biggan's beauties. TFS your description too Shirley. BTW, I am fine with ironing too!

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  10. This is as amazing as it gets Shirley! Over the top fabulous.

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  11. Really amazing artistic creation, Shirley. The depth and texture is stunning. This is beyond words.... Truly. Bev

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  12. How I wish I could watch you in action! I would frame this card!

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  13. Such great texture. I am not familiar with using wax but this card makes me want to give it a go. Gorgeous card!!

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  14. Such great texture. I am not familiar with using wax but this card makes me want to give it a go. Gorgeous card!!

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  15. Such great texture. I am not familiar with using wax but this card makes me want to give it a go. Gorgeous card!!

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  16. Breathtaking, Shirley ... absolutely stunning! My ironing basket's always empty too ... I never do any!! Hugs, Anita :)

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  17. Should have commented ages ago - I love this card!

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  18. very beautiful landscape, wonderful card!

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  19. Always mesmerizing, your waxed backgrounds. Feel free to stop by my house to iron anytime!

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