Friday, April 1, 2016

April Mixed Media Card Challenge - Sunshine

Happy April Fools Day!  Do people still play tricks on each other today??!!  Well, it's no trick that we've got a brand new Mixed Media Card Challenge for you today!  The theme?  Sunshine with the optional element of bricks!  Perfect for spring and all the sunshine we hope we will be having!
 I incorporated both into my design this month.
I started by dabbing Adirondack Alcohol inks in Shell Pink, Citrus and Aqua along with some Alcohol Blending Solution and Gold Mixative onto a 5" x 7" panel of Yupo Paper (see Tim Holtz YouTube tutorial here).  I placed the Ray Stencil over the panel and dabbed Alcohol Blending solution through the stencil to remove most of the Alcohol ink in the stencil area.  Then I dabbed some Butterscotch Alcohol ink at the base of the rays to create the sun.
I used  Basically Bricks stencil with White embossing paste along the bottom half of the panel - just putting paste on partial areas so as not to cover the sun.  I had actually colored the white embossing paste with Shell Pink Alcohol Ink -  but as the paste dried - it absorbed the colors from the panel so looks mostly greenish!  I added a Small Talk Sticker that I outlined with a black Stabilo pencil then went over it with a wet finger to smudge it.
 I just noticed that it looks like blue clouds at the top of the sun rays - not planned but kind of cool!
 I hope you'll join us in this month's Mixed Media Card Challenge -  you will find lots of Design Team inspiration as well as the link for your creations here.

Paper:  Yupo Paper, White, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Shell Pink, Butterscotch, Citrus, Aqua, Alcohol Blending Solution, Gold Mixative.
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Wendy Vecchi Basically Bricks, Rays Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Small Talk Idea-ology, Black Stabilo Pencil.

13 comments:

Lee-Anne said...

Julia, I love the look of the alcohol inks on the Yupo! This is quite simply amazing! Really love the soft tones you chose to work with!

Tracey McNeely said...

This just takes cool to a whole new level Julia!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Fantastic! I've been thinking about trying Yupo and alcohol inks now you've inspired me :)

Annette Allen said...

awesome card Julia.. totally love it

Brenda Brown said...

This is utterly delightful Julia, I love everything about it.
Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Julia. Those alcohol inks look amazing. What a great idea to use through a stencil and then "lift" some of the colour with the blending solution. Always learning new things from you. :)

I LOVE the artsy look of the sun with the rays and magical clouds that just appeared --- so awesome. And the brick base is very cool. xx

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!!

Redanne said...

I have been totally in love with Yupo since I saw it demonstrated recently but you have taken it up a notch! This is superb Julia! Hugs, Anne xx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous inspiration and so very creative. Loving all the techniques and elements. Thank you for the step by step. The colours have all worked so beautifully together and even the blue clouds!

maria f. said...

Yupo! Yikes-o! Another something to check out. Cool results, smoother than on acetate. And this is truly the perfect combo of "sun" and "bricks"!

Melissa L. said...

Lovely take on the challenge, Julia. Beautiful colors and super design. :)

Sanna Lippert said...

beautiful card, Julia!!!!

Jenny Marples said...

Truly atmospheric and dreamy Julia - love it! xx

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