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Thursday, May 14, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Deepti Turns Into a Mixed Media Girl!

Hello, STAMPlorations friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am showcasing a mixed media card. It might look complex, but it's pretty fun and easy to make :)

Here's the finished card:

I started out by applying some crackle paste through the Old Rose Print stencil on watercolor cardstock.

While the paste was drying, I stamped the images from The Birds and The Blooms on water color paper using Archival black ink.

Then I watercolored all the images using my Koi Water colors.

Next, I fussy cut these images.

Once the crackle paste on the base panel was dry, I colored it with Distress inks using them as water colors. 

When it dried, I stamped a few Mixed Media Grunge stamps along the edges and adhered everything together to finish my card. Here's the finished card again:

That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try. Happy paper crafting!

Supplies Deepti used in today's project:


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  1. You are a Natural Mixed Media gal:)
    Beautiful card.

  2. This is gorgeous, Deepti! Love the background you've created. Love how you used that new stamp set too. :-)

  3. Beautiful. I really like the textured background you created, and the new bird stamps are lovely.

  4. loooooooooooooooove it !!!!
    so colorfull and bright!!!!!!!!!
    CU hellerlittle

  5. Deepti is sooooooo talented. Awesome card.

  6. Deepti is sooooooo talented. Awesome card.

  7. This is stunning Deepti, a fabulous composition. Carol x

  8. Gorgeous and creative card Deepti! xx

  9. Stunning, Deepti...your creativity knows no bounds!

  10. Love this card! That rose stencil is awesome and I loved the crackle paste that you used with it. And I love the bird stamp and the grunge ones! :) Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  11. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing the step-by-step photos of how you made it. The stamps are gorgeous and I love the rose stencil!

  12. Wonderful CASmixed media card Deepti ! Loved the gbg with texture n watercolor combo and bird is awesome.

  13. Beautiful mized media card Deepti! Love the crackled rose background!!!

  14. Oh my! What a fabulous card! Gorgeous patterns and colours, Dee! Xx

  15. This is so so gorgeous ..Love it deepti and thanks for sharing the tutorial for it ..Need to give this a try :)

  16. So stunning Deepti! Pretty flowers and great texture!

  17. Deepti, You always inspire me. Card is awesome. I love the roses in the background.

  18. beautiful card - love the tutorial - very inspirational:)

  19. Love the stunning background and love the pair up of the roses AND the bird!! Looks so classy and so elegant!! Awesomely done!!

  20. Wonderful! Love the watercolour bird and flowers on the lovely textured background xxx

  21. Depti thank you for sharing the directions to your delightful card. I have not done a mixed media card - yet.

  22. Beautiful, and thanks for the tutorial

  23. Gorgeous mixed media card, Deepti! I love all the layers and how you added color as you went along...Stunning work!!!

  24. Beautiful, love the use of the crackle paste.

  25. Beautiful, love the use of the crackle paste.

  26. So cool Deepti, combining the fab textured rose with the stamped image, love your soft colours and vibrant point of interest with the blue flowers.

  27. love the idea of crackle paste thru the stencil


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