Friday, November 8, 2013

Mixed Media - a Fall Wreath - and Checked by Santa

I have been a busy stamping bee tonight -  I watch The Voice (do you?) and it's been taking up a lot of my evenings, so tonight the show was the first live elimination and only 1 hour - I rushed up to my craft room after it was over and started to stamp!

My first project is for Mona and Sue's Mixed Media challenge - this week, instead of giving us colors to use - we are to create a Holiday Mixed Media project
 I decided to make a Christmas Tag.   I used Perfect Pearls, and silver embossing as my mediums
I laid the Graduated Stars stencil over my die cut black tag and inked over the stencil with my Versamark ink pad.  I removed the stencil and brushed the Perfect Pearls over the tag using red, gold and white colors.  I went over the tag with my heat gun to try and set the Pearls so they won't rub off.  Next I die cut the deer and silver embossed the text from MPD Collage Backgrounds over it.   I adhered the die cut time piece and the Tim Holtz deer over the tag - the deer and circle are up on foam dots.  I added star rhinestones and the ribbons.  The sentiment is from PTI.
Next on my agenda was to make a card for Merry Monday - using red, aqua, white and circles and I used the Mojo Monday Sketch

And here's my card.  The background, label and sentiment stamps are all from Waltzingmouse.  I sponged the red banner onto the background - masking the outside lines with Eclipse tape.
and for my last creation - I just had to play along with the Curtain Call challenge - I just love the inspiration picture
I used one of my favorite wreath stamps - an old one from PSX - stamping it directly onto the patterned paper.  I colored the berries with a blue Copic and simply stamped the sentiment from Lil' Inker Designs onto a sentiment strip by MFT and layering it with foam dots under the wreath.
Well -  I think I'm done for tonight -  got to get up at 5:45 am for work -  but at least it's Friday!  Happy Weekend everyone!

Oh Holy Night Tag:
Stamps - Silent Night - PTI, Text background from Collage Backgrounds - MFT
Paper:  true black, white - PTI,  brushed gold - SU
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Accessories:  Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl, Forever Red, Perfect Gold, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, glitter eyelash yarn - Martha Stewart,  Tag & bookplate and Reindeer Flight Dies - Tim Holtz Sizzix, Dienamics MPD Time Pieces die - MFT, foam tape, star rhinestones - Amuse, Graduated Stars Stencil - MFT, hot gun, Silver embossing powder.

Checked by Santa
Stamps:  Around Christmastime, Opera Tags Christmas, Vintage Christmas Background - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Festive Berries, Broken China, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Opera tag die - Waltzingmouse, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, heart punch - EK Success, circle punches - EK Success, foam dots.

Wreath card
Stamps: Wreath/PSX, sentiment Lil' Inker Designs - Thanksgiving Wishes
Paper:  kraft - PTI, patterned paper - Authentique Enchanted
Ink:  Archival Coffee
Accessories: Copic B21, Dienamics Sentiment Strip die - MFT, foam dots.


Shirley said...

Boy, were you busy, Julia!! The tag is just so darn cute and lovely at the same time. Like that BG and the way you did the deer and sentiment is wonderful! Your second card is just so darn creative!! and wonderfully pretty too! The third is really warm and cozy! I really like the way you did the BG to make the sentiment and wreath compliment each other!!

Pauline said...

Beautiful tag and cards Julia! I love your beautiful tag and the muted colours, and the opera tag label is gorgeous in red and aqua. Love your wreath card too, simple and effective for the season!

Ellen said...

You have been busy Julia! Awesome tag!! All your projects are fabulous as always!!!!!!!!

Sarah Gough said...

Your wreath is so beautiful, I love it stamped on the paper, so warm!

Karren said...

Great cards, Julia! Love your blue and red Christmas card - the sentiments are gorgeous. Great way to combine challenges. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards! My favourite is the last one!

Annette Allen said...

oh my word these are amazing.. i love how you added the stars.. so FUN

Marybeth said...

Oh my goodness you have been busy ! Love the elegant deer tag! Beautiful projects and the wreath card is gorgeous!

Loll Thompson said...

Wow ... you were BUSY!!! Three fabulous creations. Love the stenciling on your tag with the gradation of colors - so cool.

Love the sponged banner on the patterned paper on your card for Merry Monday - such a great effect! And I LOVE the crumbled ribbon and bow.

And the wreath is so elegant - love it done in the neutrals. Loll xx

Bonnie said...

Wow, Julia, you've outdone yourself! Love that reindeer! I'm amazed at the sponged banner and love that bright tag with the sentiment! And a beautiful wreath! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Linda Callahan said...

You have been busy! Beautiful collection! Love the tag and that gorgeous wreath! Also love the way you combined the colors for Merry Monday!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! What a great collection of projects! I love the beautiful tag and your cards are gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

*Vicki* said...

Such a stunning collection of creations here Julia!! I adore that tag with the dark background and the wreath is beautiful! HUGS :)

Jill Norwood said...

Julia these tag and cards are all SO WONDERFUL! I love that wreath stamp as I am so partial to twig wreaths! It is so beautiful! Thanks for all of the lovely inspiration! Glad you had some time to play! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful cards Julia, Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Sue Lelli said...

All of your tags are so PRETTY! Your text reindeer and those graduated stars are my FAVS! LOVE the stars in the different colors! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Lesley Croghan said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the sponging on the MM card! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

LeAnne said...

All these are gorgeous--you've been a busy stamper! Love the wreath as well as your WM design! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Marisa said...

Wonderful rustic wreath! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call! Lovely job on the other two cards too :)

Benzi said...

Beautiful cards! Love your wreath and the stencil on your mixed media is so fun. Wonderful aqua and red card. Wow! Your were busy, busy.

Dianne said...

Wow that tag is gorgeous, fabulous background, using the time piece was fabulous, beautiful design with the card, loooove the inked ribbon, I love that wreath stamp it makes a beautiful card,I have been watching some of The Voice, love that Cello and Christina are back, I watch on my computer so don't get to see it till the next day LOL, thanks for sharing

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

beautiful tag and cards, Julia!


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