Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Celebrate with Vellum


It's a new month, and a new challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.  Our theme for December is celebrate, and the optional element is vellum.


I made a similar card recently using the same image here, but I liked it so much I wanted to make another one in a slightly different colour scheme.

I stamped the image on Mixed Media paper, coloured it with Distress Inks, and distressed the edges.   I added wedding ribbon to the car with brads. On the designer paper I brushed some Antique Linen Distress Paint then applied a painted stencil to the top left corner.

The die-cut leaf sprig was sponged with Walnut Stain, and the little flower arrangement is made up of a fabric flower, some scrunched up fabric, some stamens and - did you spot them? - two vellum leaves.  Once everything was fixed in place I went round the borders of the designer paper with a Stardust Gelli Roll pen.

Pop on over to the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for more lovely inspiration from the Design Team, and add your creation to the gallery.

14 comments:

  1. Wonderful vintage image - so pretty with the die cut foliage and flower - love your background!

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  2. Lovely background, Shirley! Great use of die cuts and I love that flower!

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  3. So very beautiful! Gorgeous image and the ribbon is such a wonderful touch! The background sets it off so well.

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  4. Lovely, Shirley. I like your original card too. I have never distressed the edges of any of my projects. You inspire me to try it!

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  5. I know nothing about mixed media ... you 'do it' so beautifully, Shirley! I almost missed that there is a car in that photo!
    =]

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  6. Oh my Shirley, your mixed media card is so Gorgeous and Creative. I love all your details and your vellum leaves. TFS my friend.

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  7. Another beauty Shirley! I marvel at your ability to 'mix and match' with perfect results every time! Details like the little flower pistils in the bottom left corner, the bits of unraveled gauze, the stitched border and the delightful 'v' of ribbon anchored with the white brads. So cool and so awesome!

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  8. love the colors here! the stenciled background almost looks like it has been bleached out. the overall effect is super cool!

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  9. Wonderful card....love all those amazing details.

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  10. Awesome detailing, Shirley ... and such lovely soft watercolouring on that vintage image ... fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  11. Great card! Love the vintage image and flower. Beautiful!

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  12. A lovely vintage card, rich with marvelous details that add such impact! Handsome and beautiful!
    hugs~c

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