Friday, January 1, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge - Jan 2016 - Beginnings

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Happy 2016 everyone!   Along with the New Year - we are also welcoming the first of the New Year challenge over at Mixed Media Card Challenge! For the month of January,  Shery's theme is Beginnings - with the optional use of sequins.
I interpreted the Beginnings theme as a new life - and made a sweet baby boy card that I will be needing to mail out towards the end of this month.
 I stamped the white card base with a retired grid stamp in Kraft ink.  I used Tim Holtz Marbled Stains technique on the blue panel from Page 46 in his Compendium of Curiosities Vol II book.  I started with a piece of Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper (matte coated cardstock).  I brushed some Ranger Distress Picket Fence Paint on my craft made.  Then I sprayed 3 Distress Stains around the edges of the paint - I used Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Scattered Straw.  Then I dragged the panel through the mix until it was covered.  I dried it a little with my heat tool, and then spritzed it with water to marble it.  After it was dry, I laid a star stencil over the panel and spread white embossing paste over portions of it.
After the embossing paste was dry - I cut out the circle using a Stitched Mat Circle die from L'il Inker Designs.  I adhered the panel over the card base with foam dots.   And I added the optional sequins onto my card using Shaker Mix Vanilla Frost from Waltzingmouse.  Here you can see the marbled look a little better.
I die cut the deer using Wee Folk dies from the Mini Market Kit by PTI and stamped it with the coordinating stamp in Kraft Ink.  I layered it inside the circle with foam dots and stamped the sentiment, also from Wee Folk, directly on the card base.
So please join us for our first challenge of 2016 - what does Beginnings mean to you??  A new year, a new life, a new boyfriend, a new job??!  
You'll find more inspiration from the fabulous design team as well as challenge details and link  - here.
Stamps:  Wee Folk Mini Market Kit - PTI, Distressed Grid Background Stamp - Cornish Heritage Farms (retired)
Paper:  White - PTI, Specialty Stamping Paper - Ranger
Ink:  Classic Kraft, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Picket Fence Paint, Ranger Distress Stains Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Scattered Straw, Stitched Mat Circle Die - Lil'Inker Designs, Sequins Shaker Mix Vanilla Frost - Waltzingmouse, water spritzer - Ranger, foam dots, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Star Gazzer Stencil - MFT, heat tool.


LeAnne said...

This is adorable, Julia! What a sweet thing to see first in my Feedly of the new year! So sweet! Happy New Year!

Redanne said...

I think this is an adorable card too, the little baby deer is gorgeous and I love the stars against the soft blue background. Beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Super sweet card Julia! Love the darling image and star studded background! Happy New Year!

Loll said...

Gorgeous design Julia. Love the softness of the colours and your beautiful starry card front. What a special card to celebrate a new baby boy! xx

Melissa L. said...

Very pretty, Julia. Sweet design and I love the stars.

shirley-bee said...

Absolutely beautiful, Julia, (and yes, we interpreted beginnings in the same way!). I love how the tan checked background complements the dreamy blue frame, and the deer is just gorgeous! Happy New Year to you!

butterfly said...

He's just adorable, and the baby blue just adds to how sweet the whole card is.
Alison xx

Deb Riddell said...

What a wonderful card to welcome a new life into this world, love it Julia! Deb xo

Naki said...

This is the most beautiful baby card I have ever seen...! I had no idea so much work was put into this! I really need to get myself a book of mixed media because I do not understand what you're Your design is stunning, the colors are beautiful, it is just a stunning card!