Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Thanksgiving

It's a new month and a new theme at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.  This month our theme is 'Thanksgiving' with an optional element of 'table'.

My card panel started life as the mop-up of spritzed Distress Ink from the ARTplorations leaf stencil, but it was a bit too wishy-washy so I laid the stencil back over the card panel then stencilled Cosmic Shimmer Gold Pearl Texture Paste through, and once that was dry I sponged more Distress Inks in the gaps.  Gave it several flicks of water, then once it was all dry added some Glossy Accents.  The hint of colour on some of the gold leaves is from watered-down Inka Gold paste in red and green.

I  used one of the new CUTplorations word dies, cutting it once in maroon and once in white to use as a drop-shadow.

Pop on over to the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for some more fabulous inspiration, and play along with us.


  1. What the heck? You have created a batch of beautiful candy "glass" (do you make Christmas stained glass candy in the UK?) in fall colours and then covered it with yummy leaf sugar cookies! This is awesome, Shirley!! (Seriously, I have gone too far this year with the Halloween candy. Now Hammy thinks everything he sees is made of sugar!!) Hugs, Darnell

  2. WOW!!! I just ran across this card over at MMCC and was BLOWN away! You are so very talented my friend!

  3. Luscious, Shirley ... that shimmery gold texture paste is fabulous with those gorgeous autumn colours! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. The water flicks make this card... totally yields the feeling of a fall morning!

  5. This is simply breath taking! I really love the colours in your background. I've pinned it for future reference!