Sunday, January 01, 2017

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Change

Happy New Year! And welcome to a new year of challenges with The Mixed Media Card Challenge. To kick off 2017, our theme is 'Change', with an option of 'Water'.

My interpretation of 'change' is a change in the seasons.  We were in the Australian summer last month for our son's wedding, then back for a northern hemisphere Christmas, so we literally changed seasons in December!

The background of my card panel is sponged Distress Inks.  I placed the STAMPlorations Bold Florals stencil over the panel and spritzed with water, then dabbed the colour away - it's only faint, but it is there!  Then I drew round the outline with my Stabilo All pencil, and smudged it with a wet brush.  I stencilled some dots using acrylic paint through the Dots All Around stencil, then added some glass bead texture gel to the centres of the flowers, and finished off the card with a die-cut sentiment.

Pop on over to The Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and add your interpretation of the theme to our gallery.

Incidentally, if you were thinking of ordering any STAMPlorations products, I've got a discount code you can use to get 20% off all regular and sale priced stamps, stencils and dies (yay!).  The code can't be combined with any other offer codes.  Just enter STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY (it's not case-sensitive) at checkout to get your discount.


  1. Awesome all those bursts of amazing colors. Happy New Year.

  2. Happy New Year! What a wonderful car to start the year with!

  3. Congratulations on your son's wedding, and a very Happy New Year, too. These are perfect colors to brighten winters chills. Warm and lovely. Those flowers are so pretty, and I really like the acrylic paint dots you've added. Sweet birthday card! Bev

  4. STUNNING!!!

    I'm finally back in blogland and really enjoying my visits! Another stunning creation! The colors are amazing! Love how they blend together so flawlessly. Fabulous idea with the white sentiment!