Monday, September 1, 2014

Mixed Media Card Challenge #3 - Autumn Colors

It's the first of the month and time for a brandy new Mixed Media Card Challenge!  The theme is Autumn Colors with the optional elements of metal or leaves. Perfect for September for those of us who live in those parts of the world where the seasons change and fall is near!  You'll find the challenge here.
This month we are teaming up with Add a Little Dazzle - and using owner Monica's craft metal on our cards.  The thin flexible metal cuts so easily with your dies - it's a dream to work with!
I stamped my panel with Ornate Dots using 3 colors of Archival ink - Red Geranium, Fern Green and Orange Blossom and sponged the edges in Bundled Sage and Wild Honey Distress Inks.  I stamped an Art Parts leaf stem with Reverse Dots using the same 3 Archival inks then brushed Distress Crackle Paint over it and let it dry.  You can see the wonderful crackle on this photo below.
I die cut a piece of Dark Chocolate Brown Craft Metal with Tender Leaves Die, pounced over them with Rusty Hinge Distress Paint layering them over a die cut stitched rectangle.  I added a little twine bow and some sequins scattered around the card. The sentiment is from Sweet N Sassy.
And once again - a full view of my Mixed Media Card.  Autumn colors, metal and leaves!
You have until Sept 25th to link up your mixed media card creations - check out all the details here.  Remember - we are looking for texture, dimension and techniques!  I look forward to seeing your inspiring creations!

I'm also linking my card to:
 Split Coast Stampers Mixability Challenge - Naturally Elements -  I used Earth elements: Earth = harmonious and peaceful (brown, tan, yellow, russet, green

 The Curtain Call Challenge 
and a new challenge I just found -  Papercrafting Challenges #17 - Sequins

Stamps:  Ornate Dots, Reverse Dots - Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Red Geranium, Fern Green, Orange Blossom, Potting Soil; Ranger Distress Bundled Sage and Wild Honey
Accessories:  Avery Elle Sequins - Kraft Blend and Lemonade Blend. Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil'Inker Designs, Tender Leaves Die - Memory Box, Ranger Distress Paint Rusty Hinge, Art Parts/Leaves - Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490, Distress Crackle Paint - Ranger, Blending tool, Ranger. foam tape, twine, dark chocolate brown craft metal - Add a Little Dazzle.

21 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!

Pauline said...

Beautiful Julia! Lovely textures, and a real autumnal feel.

~amy~ said...

gorgeous Julia!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Julia, I love the crackle on the flourish.
hugs Brenda xx

Deepti said...

Gorgeous!! I love the look on those leaves, they look so real :) fab card

Marisa said...

Great BG and love the big flourish! Thanks for playing along at The Curtain Call.

Annette Allen said...

wow very pretty autumn card..

Bonnie McLain said...

Love this card Julia... and the flourish is great... love crackle... wish I could get it to work as well as you do... love this whole thing... HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL... left a message for you... hope you see it... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Julia! Lovin' the crackle finish!

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely gorgeous Julia!! Love the Fall colors and stunning textures here! Thanks for sharing! Hugs - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Kripa Koushik said...

Lovely texture on d metal leaves.

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful autumn design Julia. LOVE the crackle finish on that gorgeous flourish ... and the vintage look of your "rusty" leaves :) ... so fabulous!! Loll xx

Sanna Lippert said...

lovely card! really like the texture!

shirley-bee said...

Wow love the crackle texture on the flourish, and the finish on the leaves!

Charlene said...

Beautiful Autumn design Julia!! Love the texture~!

Lisa Lara said...

Wow Julia cool texture. I love your sponging...how it attracts my eye to the center.

Betty Wright said...

Julia, this is fantastic! I am always fascinated to see what you create with mixed media! Great card!

Far North said...

Appreciate all your photos and description. Wonderful use of Mixed Medium! Crackle seems so appropriate for an Autumn theme. Awesome card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Julia. Love the mixed media... the sponging... the huge flourish element looks wonderful in the spot-light! Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderful Julia!! I may have to check out the mixed media challenge too!!!

Thanks for joining Paper Crafting Challenges! Stay tuned for the next challenge, it is a DT Call Challenge!

Sarah said...

I just love that sentiment. And the crackle finish is fabulous. Great card.