Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Mixed Media Card Challenge - Theme: New

To see my Fusion Challenge post - please scroll down or click here.

Welcome to a 2015!  And the first Mixed Media Card Challenge of  the new year!  Here is the challenge for January.
And here is my interpretation of the challenge.  I even got some tissue in there -  can you spot it??!
I used my new Brusho Crystal Colors for the 'fireworks' background.  They are colored crystals and there are many ways to use them -  I sprinkled Ultra Marine, Yellow, Brilliant Red and Emerald Green onto my white card stock and then spritzed them with water and dried it with my heat tool - and POOF! they became fireworks!  Here's the first close up of the tissue - as a flag on the top of a building.  I describe it more below.
Then I sponged around all the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink to cover up all the white - and then masked off the center part and spritzed water over the black ink to create water spots.  I didn't want to get any more water on the Brusho colors as it would  water them down and blend all the colors together.  The more water you use on them - the more they blend.
I embossed the City Scape die cut with Frantage Aged Silver Embossing powder and layered them onto the card with foam tape.   And here is where I used the tissue paper -  I made tiny flags by die cutting some folded white tissue paper with the Fringe Border die from Memory Box.  Then I shook the same colors of Brusho Crystals I used on the card, over the fringe, spritzed with water just once, dried it with my heat tool and cut two small pieces off (with 3 'fringe' each)  I glued these little pieces onto the tops of two of the buildings as flags blowing in the wind.  I adhered 2 crystal rhinestones on the edge of each flag.
I used Idea-ology Label Letters for the sentiment.
I will use this either for a New Year's card - or a Birthday Card.

You have until 1/25 to link up your Mixed Media Card -  you will find all the details, some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and the link over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog.  I can't wait to see what you create for the theme NEW - Optional Element: Tissue!
Mixed Media defined as using texture, dimension and techniques.

and to Darnell's NBUS challenge -  I've had the cityscape die for a year or so and this is the first time I've used it! (and it's just the 2nd time I've used the Brusho Crystals!)

Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, white tissue paper from stash
Ini:  Ranger Distress Black Soot, Versamark
Accessories:  Brusho Crystal Colors - Ultra Marine, Yellow, Brilliant Red, Emerald Green; Dies - City Scape - Paper Smooches, Fringe Border - Memory Box, Mini Mister - Ranger, Label Letters- Ideaology, Frantage Aged Silver Embossing Powder - Stampendous.

17 comments:

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW! What an amazing card!! What a great idea to make the flags with tissue paper!

Sanna Lippert said...

wow!!! I was wondering about the background! looks fabulous! thanks for sharing! wishing you a fabulous 2015!!!! xxx, Sanna

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Julia! Your background is stunning! Love the mix of colors behind the beautiful embossed cityscape! Happy New Year!

Far North said...

Wow, you must be an ancestor of Betsy Ross to work that much detail into your flags. They certainly are eye-catching yet I didn't think about them being tissue paper. Awesome card!

*Vicki* said...

WOW! Such amazing colors and design you've done with the city scape theme!! Brilliantly done!! :) Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year in 2015! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Loll Thompson said...

Amazing design Julia. LOVE your brushos fireworks!! Looks awesome. And the frantage embossed cityscape --- Wow!! Loll xx

Deepti said...

Oh my what an incredible sky :) love this beauty !!

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Gorgeous use of all your mixed media. TFS your card and step by step description! Loved every layer.

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Gorgeous use of all your mixed media. TFS your card and step by step description! Loved every layer.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I mean, seriously, it's hard to find the words for this kind of talent, Julia! You leave me in complete awe! Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #3 with this brilliant city scape using Brushos for fireworks and creating exquisite little flags from tissue! Would someone come in here and close my jaw, please?! Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Mead said...

Your card looks amazing - I love how you made that pretty background:) Hugs xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Julia, stunning!! I just love your brushos background, it actually looks like fireworks, amazing! Excellent idea with the tissue paper too! Love it! hugs :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE that sky . . . amazing! I MUST give mixed media a try . . . I love what people come up with, but I don't think I have that kind of talent! Hazel x

Charlene said...

Fabulous Julia!!! LOVE the background!!! Happy New Year!

Manuela said...

a fantastic magic sky in the background, wonderful card! :-)

maria f. said...

Wow, Julia, what an explosion of color. Hope your year is off to a good start.

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous! Just got my Brusho crystals and you have inspired me! Thanks for sharing at Ink! Happy New Year!