Friday, 22 April 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge Reminder


Have you played along with The Mixed Media Card Challenge?  There's still time, you know.  Our challenge this month is Sunshine with an option of bricks.

I started with an abstract gelli print background which was mainly in lime and teal with a touch of purple acrylic paints, then stencilled brickwork (Winnie & Walter) using Dylusions Melted Chocolate paint.  The sun was created by twisting a mini blender and Dylusions Lemon Zest, then I scribbled around the sun and the bricks with a black fineliner.

The JOFY flower was already coloured (probably with Distress Inks) and sitting waiting patiently in my stash for its moment of glory, but I think it's being outshone (geddit? sunshine?) by that crazy bird.

I wrote the sentiment with black pen, then added some white highlights and went around the edges of the panel with black Neocolour II and a wet paintbrush.  I added a couple of pieces of ripped washi tape to finish.

Pop on over to the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for inspiration, and join in with our challenge, why don't you?

9 comments:

  1. I seriously love everything about this card Shirley! The crazy bird looks fab on your yummy gelliplate background! Your handwritten sentiment is so apt and such beautiful script (I'm jealous!). The whole effect makes me happy!

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  2. I Love your sweet, bright and sunshine card Shirley. Your handwritten sentiment is perfect. Such beautiful writing my friend. TFS my friend.

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  3. Just love everything about your card. It's the kind of card I would love to make. Karen x

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  4. Those JOFY flowers are fabulous, Shirley ... perfect with the crazy bird ... love how you mimicked the sketchy style with your doodling round the sun and bricks! Hugs, Anita :)

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  5. This bird makes me smile! We had an older gentleman that seriously had one lock of hair left on his entire head and he did the 'swirl curl' right smack in the middle of his forehead! Guess he figured he needed to showcase the fact that he did still have some hair left!

    Awesome elements - love the brick wall and love your amazing blue & yellow background!

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  6. this card immediately made me smile! great card!

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  7. This is just adorable...love that sweet bird.

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  8. A feast of wonderful elements here, Shirley! You've created a stellar background for Mr. Bird, the star of the stage, with his fabulous up-swept do! Brilliance...
    Hugs`c

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  9. Been checking out your blog and your cards ... You are an amazing artist!! I just love your work!

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