Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 2015 Mixed Media Card Challenge

It's April 1st - and we're not fooling (!) it's time for the April Mixed Media Card Challenge!  Sheri's challenge for us this month is Flowers - with the option of baskets.
I used a sweet little flower on my card -  but used a pot instead of a basket.  I made the background panel by dropping some Rubbing Alcohol and Archival Reinkers (Cornflower blue, Orange Blossom, Leaf Green) onto my craft mat and dragging the panel of Specialty Stamping Paper through it - drying and moving the dripping ink with my heat gun until I was happy with the look.   I stamped the border from All Occasion Art on all four sides and the sentiment from the same set along the bottom.
 I adhered a piece of Terminology Tissue Wrap to a piece of Art Parts Clearly for Art Modeling film using Glue N Seal, let it dry then stamped my little plant/flower from All Occasioin Art set twice onto the tissue side.  I colored the leaves and flower with Wendy Vecchi Archival inks in Buttercup, Leaf Green and Fern Green.  I cut out the full stamping and then just part of the leaves from the second stamping.  The modeling film can be shaped by heating it with a heat tool.  I embossed a Mat Minis Flower Pot using Tree Branch Ink and Tree Branch embossing powder.  I adhered the full flower piece to the top of the pot base, then layered the pot rim over it. I then layered the smaller piece of leaves over the rim with foam tape to give it all nice dimension.  I stamped the Flourish from the Say It With Art set and adhered the pot over it with foam dots.  Then I partially stenciled Add a Stencil using Cornflower Blue ink on the right side.  To finish it off I added 3 green sequins to the card.
I'm  linking this card to the Seize the Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
and to Virginia's View Challenge -  Layers and Dimension
and to the Make Art Challenge Blog -  use reinkers

I hope you will join in on the April Mixed Media Card Challenge this month!  You will find all the details and the place to link your card at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog - where you will also find some wonderful mixed media inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!

Stamps:  All Occasion Art and Say It With Art -  Wendy Vecchi Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  Specialty Stamping Paper - Ranger, White and True Black - PTI
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch, Cornflower Blue, Reinkers - Orange Blossom, Leaf Green, Cornflower Blue, Buttercup, Fern Green, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Add a Stencil, Idea-ology Tissue Wrap/Terminology, Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Mat Minis - Flower Pots, Art Parts Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art Modeling Film, Glue N Seal - Ranger, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, foam dots, Lucky Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Wendy Vecchi Tree Branch Embossing Powder

25 comments:

Deepti said...

This is so soft and so pretty! Love those colors and the stamping with black on the BG :)

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!!

Far North said...

Oh this is great inspiration for me to get out my modeling film and play! And to put my archival re-inkers to another use! Another wonderful card!..TFS!

Virginia Lu said...

Absolutely adore this, Julia. The background reminds me of the Italian walls...layers and layers of depth and rich colors (without the bulk)! I appreciate your participation! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Layers and Dimensions” Challenge!

Juliz Design Post said...

A beautiful card Julia and I love your background, suits the plant pot so well.
Julie x

Sanna Lippert said...

beautiful card and interesting products you have used here - will need to check on that modeling film :)

Charlene said...

Such a pretty card!!! Perfect for the challenge!

Loll said...

Love the flow of soft colours for your background --- so pretty! And the flower and pot image is beautiful. Lots of dimension with your molded film petals and leaves. Gorgeous card, Julia! Loll xx

Terry said...

Fabulous card for Spring! Love the potted flower and background!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful! I had to click on the photos and check out all the gorgeous details! I love it!

wendy vecchi said...

I love everything about this card! someone is very lucky!

Betty Wright said...

Great design! Great stamping details!

Lisa Young said...

Beautiful!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Amazing Julia!

maria f. said...

Totally intrigued by your little plant. I love the touch of the "+" in your BG. Happy Easter, Julia.

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia it looks real! This is awesome!

Mary Marsh said...

this is a fabulous mixed media piece of art Julia-love what you are doing with this medium

Mary Marsh said...

PS - Happy Easter my friend

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful card Julia, love those flowers!

OttawaMom said...

Love the spring feel to your card - so soft and pretty! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

Redanne said...

Oh wow Julia, I LOVE the gorgeous background you created and the leaves are fabulous. You show Wendy's techniques off to their best advantage - this is superb! Hugs, Anne xx

Anita in France said...

Wow, a gorgeous bordered background, Julia ... such lovely subtle colours ... so perfect with that fabulous texture-y plant! Anita :)

Anni said...

What an intresting background! Love it!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!
Anni

Olga Direktorenko said...

The layered watercolor washes look so cool and I adore this little succulent!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Your card came out awesome! I love the border around the edges and the plant!

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