Bloom & Grow: A Mixed Media Card

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Were you a fan of Mona Pendleton's CR84FN Color Challenge?  I was, and I've missed it. Well, if you haven't heard, it's back--sort of. ;) This time, Mona and Sue Lelli have teamed up for A Mixed Media Color Challenge! I've dabbled in mixed media a little bit, so I'm looking forward to playing along when I can, and getting inspiration from Mona, Sue, and everyone else who enters the challenge!

I used the Viva la Verve June 2013 Week 4 Sketch Challenge for my card since it has lots of open space to play with.

I dry embossed kraft cs, distressed it with acrylic paint and gesso, then stamped the pink flowers with acrylic paint. The sentiment panel was stamped with Memento inks (I was going for a shadow effect on the sentiment, but it didn't work like I expected), spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist, edged with silver paint, and then again with Black Soot Distress Ink.

For the flower, I used sheet music dp and Verve's Floral Circles die for the flower pieces. Then, I curled them with a stylus, put them together with a brad, spritzed it with water and crumpled the layers up tightly. When it dried, I spritzed it again with Perfect Pearls Mist, and added acrylic paint to the edges.

After putting everything together, I was done, except for cleaning up the gigantic mess I made! :)

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
A Mixed Media Color Challenge #1
Viva la Verve June 2013 Week 4 Sketch Challenge
Verve Diva Dare June 2013: Puddles of Color
Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge: Kraft



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Janelle Stollfus said...

So beautiful! I love the mixed media style so much on this card! Thanks for joining the sketch challenge with Viva La Verve this week!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Hi! I'm thinking you've colored Kraft paper here with white then stamped??? If so, I totally love the effect....gorgeous! The flower is AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much for krafting with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Mona Pendleton said...

Cheryl, your card is so beautiful! I love the chevron background and that fabulous flower! Thanks for sharing the steps and thanks so much for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Unknown said...

I love the paint dipped flower on you gorgeous card Cheryl. What a cool effect!

Sue Lelli said...

Yes is does make a mess! But it is so worth it when you see this GORGEOUS card! LOVE your flower bunches, Cheryl! Wow! And I really love how you dry embossed the BG and then painted and then stamped the pink flowers! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a pretty card! Love the embossed background technique! And your flower is gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Love these colors together Cheryl, and that flower is AWESOME!

Maria said...

Woohoo!!! So happy to see that you joined in on this fun challenge, Cheryl! For I know that you are so good at distressing and now at mixed media...yeah! Great job with this card on the background and the flower is just out of this world it!!!

Diane said...

Your mixed media design turned out wonderful.

Regards diane

Conniecrafter said...

great mixture of techniques, love the texture on the flower, so pretty!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So gorgeous! That flower is just amazing and the whole card turned out beautifully!

Marisa said...

One of my favorite colour combos and you have made it shine in a wonderful way with all the mixed media!! GOREGEOUS flower and just love the background you created!! You aced the Dare big time :) Thanks so much for joining us for this months Dare!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, luv glad you took the Verve Diva Dare!

enjoy *~*

Leslie Miller said...

Love the look of the paint and gesso and, oh, that flower! Gorgeous! The pink and black is a real eye catcher. Fabulous card, Cheryl!

Shea said...

Thank you for sharing about Mona's new challenge blog! I, too, have missed CR84FN and am delighted to hear she's back with a new challenge blog, especially one about mixed media! Your card is gorgeous, and you did a great job with all the media you've used! Especially love the luscious flower as I am a sucker for handmade posies. I sympathize with your "gigantic mess" as I find I make the biggest messes when working with mixed media too. Thanks for the lovely card!