Wednesday, November 04, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Creates A Folk Flower Mixed Media Card

I found a piece of part-painted mixed media paper in my "unfinished" stash and decided to put it to good use to make this card:

Here's what it looked like before I got to work on it:

I'd loaded the card with Distress Paints, spritzed water onto it then let the colours dribble down.

I forgot to take photos during the transformation process, but here's a quick rundown on what I did:

Filled in the gaps with Twisted Citron paint.
Smudged some white acrylic paint on with my fingers.
Stamped the large flower images and stems from FolkFlowers.
Masked the images then stamped images from the Mixed Media Elements.
With the masks still in place, added blue paint with bubble wrap.
Stamped the sentiment from Hope Blooms.
Removed the masks and added highlights with white gel pen.
Matted onto black card then mounted onto base card.

Here's another look at the finished card:

Sets Shirley used in today's project:

Mixed Media Elements (October/November 2015) is of several premium 5x7 sets offered in the STAMPlorations stamp club! We've got lots of perks, including free worldwide shipping, a free 4" by 6" stamp set sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription), 2 personal discount coupon codes, and choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils ($10 value) in every stamp club package mailed out to subscribers! For more info and to sign up, click here.

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  1. I am amazed where it started out and where it finished. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours and the amazing layout of this card. So colourful and so striking x

  2. I adore the colors on this amazing card Shirley. Such happy flowers in colorful meadow. Hugs xx

  3. I adore the colors on this amazing card Shirley. Such happy flowers in colorful meadow. Hugs xx

  4. Very cool, love the ink drips, and the colors you chose are gorgeous Shirley.

  5. Such a beautiful mixed media card..i loved the bright and cheerful colors used! :)
    Suchi xx

  6. Love the fabulous results you have achieved with the masking!

  7. I love the happy, pretty, bright colors. Beautiful piece of art.

  8. Great way of creating a stunning card out of a boo-boo:)

  9. The transformations is STUNNINGLY INCREDIBLE Shirley. Totally fun and cheerful colors. Loved seeing this. j

  10. Beautiful art, Shirley! I love your technique of dripping the inks and stamp the flowers. Love it!

  11. That is amazing that you can see in your mind's eye what you want before you make it. Impressed.

  12. WOW what a beautiful medley of colors. I am usually at a loss when I see bold multicolored pattern paper....your idea is so helpful
    Dr Sonia


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