Friday, August 22, 2014

Mixed Media Cards

Hello!

I'm back today to share a couple of cards for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #3.


 I love playing with stencils and embossing paste so this was a fun one!

My first card was inspired by the amazingly talented Shari Carroll and her card here.



I used some wonderful Tim Holtz products for this one. I took six of his Idea-ology Alpha Tiles, flipped them over to the blank, white side, and stamped them with some Sketchbook Letters from Hero Arts. The numbers and butterflies are from two different Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz sets - Stuff To Say and Papillon. The Damask stencil from Art-C was used with some Ranger Texture Paste and I also used lots of Tim Holtz Distess Inks. Here's a closer look:


For my second card, I used the new Tim Holtz Christmas Stencil with the textured paste again. By choosing the words, Wish, Believe and Hope, I was able to create a non-Christmas card. (Sorry, but I am nowhere near being ready for anything associated with winter, including Christmas!)


The other sentiments and black dots are from the Ordinary Day set from Technique Tuesday, by Ali Edwards. I also stamped some small text here and there, using a very old Inkadinkado, woodblock stamp. I white embossed and cut out the butterflies, popping them up with dimensional adhesive. Here's a close-up:


It sure felt good to get inky and messy! Need to do this more often!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Hubby and I are heading to check out the Twin Cities Premium Outlets on Saturday, which is only about 10 minutes away from home (could be a very dangerous thing!) It's a huge outlet mall which just opened last weekend and we are really looking forward to spending the day together!

Thanks for stopping by! ♥

26 comments:

Malika said...

Lovely cards

Malika

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Barb. It is fun to tryout stencils and paste. I finished a card today so must remember to enter. Just love both of these and will be pinning for future reference.

Joan B said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. Love all those details, yet the whole is so pleasing. enjoy the mall

Lynn said...

Hope it is a very successful shopping trip! Your mixed media cards are stunning. You are a pro!

Deepti said...

Stunning creations, love the texturing

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous effects Barb!! Have fun shopping!!

Sue McRae said...

Both cards have such great texture and layers of colour! You're rockin' mixed media Barb!

Barb Ghig said...

You have really done an amazing job on your cards, Barb! I love how you played with the Alpha Tiles and Sketchbook Letters on your first one...your inking/blending is so cool, and what a great take on Shari's card!
I also love how you paired your stamps on your 2nd card! Fabulous dimension with the alphas and butterflies and your background is awesome, too!

I hope you have a wonderful day at the Outlets with your hubby :-)

Sarah Gray said...

These cards are fabulous, Barb! There doesn't seem to be a style of cards you can't make :). Love the inky backgrounds and texture paste!

Pam said...

Amazing cards, Barb! Love them.

Carol Perry said...

Beautiful cards Barb. Have fun at the Outlet Mall. Heard it's hard to find a parking space but worth the shopping.

alexandra s.m. said...

They are both true work of arts Barb!
Wow!! Absolutely STUNNING!!
Thank You~

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! Both cards are simply beautiful! I love the mixed-media art look. I feel so inspired simply by looking at your creations. ♥

Rachel said...

both are beautiful! i love how you layered up the "friend" letters. have fun shopping... i've been given a limit to how many times i can go to our outlets lol (twice a year, can you believe it!) Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous cards Barb!! I love that beautiful background on the first one and those fun words on the second one. Thanks so much of playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Nancy Carroll said...

Awesome inspiration.

Ava Stone said...

Love both, but definitely "ohhh'd" over the first one. Gorgeous!

Kathy (krolski) said...

These are both so fun! I love all the techniques you used and the 1st one is my fav. Beautiful!

Lynn said...

These are both gorgeous! The second one is my favorite though, I just love those colors. And well, everything about it! Thanks for playing along in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Lalo said...

Fun fun stuff! The colors and texture are great!

Kelly Latevola said...

Barb these are beautiful! I'm so envious that you can make such fabulous cards in just about any style. Lucky you ;) I love how you built up each layer but the design is still so balanced. And those colors . . .forget about it :)

Nat said...

such a beautiful design, loving the textue and beautiful details too! :)

Bethany Stellpflug said...

Love the second card Barb! :D :D The colors are gorgeous!

Betty said...

Beautiful cards. Great way to use the positive and the negative!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow your rocking the mixed media. So love these cards with their very different design but yet similar styles.

Greta said...

Wow--a hubby who will plan a day at the mall with you! Have fun! Your cards are masterpieces, Barb--I've gotta practice a lot more mixed media!