Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Mixed Media Card Challenge - Love

It's the first of the month and time for a new Mixed Media Card Challenge -  appropriately enough for February - Shery has chosen Love as the inspiration - with the option of using buttons!
I made a tag/card for my love creation - and also used a button
I used Wendy Vecchi's Splattered Plaster technique for my background - you'll find her tutorial here.  
I rubbed two ink pads over my nonstick craft mat - Wendy Vecchi Orange Blossom and Cornflower Blue.  I added several splashes of Rubbing Alcohol and mixed it all with a pallet knife.  Then I added one spritz of Ranger Picket Fence Spray Stain (do not mix after spraying - just let it sit on top).  I dragged my tag through it all until it was completely covered and then let it dry.  I took a faceted black plastic button from my button box, inked it with Wendy Vecchi Tree Branch Ink and embossed it with Tree Branch Embossing powder.  I cut the shank off the back of the button and adhered the button to the tag with foam dots.
Here is a close up where you can see the white spray stain - it leaves little clumps like specks of plaster.  I stamped the background with Wendy's  Spatter stamp using Cornflower Blue Ink,  I stamped the flourish and lacey stamp with Watering Can Ink and the sentiment in Archival Jet Black - these stamps are from Wendy's Say it With Art set.  And here you see the LOVE piece - the sentiment "I didn't choose you..... my  heart did"
You have until 2/25 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 linky over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog.  How will you be inspired by the theme LOVE - Optional Element: Buttons???
Mixed Media is defined as using texture, dimension and techniques.
Stamps:  Spatter Background Stamp, Say it With Art - Wendy Vecchi Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous.
Paper:  #8 Manilla Tag - Ranger, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom, Cornflower Blue, Tree Branch, Watering Can,  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  black plastic button - from stash, Wendy Vecchi Tree Branch Embossing Powder, wrinkled seam tape, Picket Fence Spray Stain - Ranger, foam dots.

17 comments:

~amy~ said...

How pretty! Really lovin' the colors and the button is perfect!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Julia! Love your splattered plaster technique results and the colours are fabulous! Great heart button, a wonderful focal point against the intricate background stamping! hugs :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cool effect with that button! Awesome tag bg too~

Marybeth said...

Stunning mixed media tag! I love the heart and the spray affect.

maria f. said...

Learn something new every day... splattered plaster technique and embossing buttons ;)

Annette Allen said...

beautiful tag.. love that heart

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love the colours you've chosen and the stamping! I will have to check out the splatter tutorial. That button is gorgeous!

*Vicki* said...

Such gorgeous tag!! Love that heart accent and your cool design Julia!

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful tag!!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so beautiful.

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Julia! Love the beautiful background and stunning heart! Thanks for the inspiration!

Betty Wright said...

I just love the tones and depth of the design, Julia! Fantastic tag!

Buttons said...

I ABSOLUTELY ADORE this tag Julia!!! Jenny x

Ana K. said...

Another fabulous make!!
Hugs from Slovenia

butterfly said...

That's absolutely charming, Julia - I love the layered stamping and fab heart!
Alison xx

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE YOUR bg AND THAT HEART IS TO DIE FOR! WV should put you on her DT!

Loll Thompson said...

Sweet! I ALWAYS love your tags Julia. This is no exception. Great mix of stamps and colours and LOVE that heart button --- cool! Loll xx

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