Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mixed Media Card Challenge at Flying Unicorn

It's my turn to host the mid-month Card and Tag challenge at Flying Unicorn this month, and my challenge to you is to make a mixed media card or tag. That's right, it's time to apply the inky, painty mixed media techniques we love to use on art journal pages and layouts to our cards and tags.

I used scraps from the December Magic kit of the month. I'm down to scraps, and what better way to use those up than by whipping up a couple of cards?

I love the star diecut paper from the Pink Paislee Color Wash collection, and wanted to build on the star theme. I started off by gessoing the entire piece, then stencilled on the stars using a Tim Holtz layering stencil.

Once dry I went in with some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays which I painted on. I repeated the same process with the Kaisercraft paper in the background to marry the two lines together. Some stamping, washi tape and string completed the card.

The rules this month are simple - use at least two different types of media on your background. Other than that, any card or tag is eligible (subject to our Standard Challenge Rules).

Here is the fantastic RAK Flying Unicorn has provided:

I hope you'll play along!


From the kit:

- Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden "Magic"
- Pink Paislee Color Wash "Bright"
- Darice Wood Fence
- Prima Flowers: "Carbriole Aqua"

From my stash:

- Prima Bellas: Pink
- Doodlebug twine
- Prima stamp
- Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
- Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Stars
- Gesso
- Lindy's Stamp Gang: "Sea Grass Green" & "Salt Water Taffy"

1 comment:

Margaret Mifsud said...

Absolutely love this card, it is gorgeous!! Been wanting to try mixed media on my cards but haven't done it yet!! Think you've just inspired me to have a go!! ox