Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Mixed Media card

The starting point of this project is a sketch from Sketch Saturday

I first stuck some pieces of stamped tissue paper on the panel, intending for it to show in places in the final product... Then I had the "brilliant" idea to replace matt medium [I don't have any at the mo] by Gesso to stick my tissue, and by Fresco paint to apply the top coat. Hmm... the images are now invisible!
At least I still had that extra texture from the tissue paper,  so I continued by adding a few more dabs of paint here and there. I finished the background with stamps from Paper Artsy (sets ESN10 & EEV06) and The Artistic Stamper (Messy Art).

Instead of the hexagons of the sketch I decide to re-use a home made stencil I created for this card and stencilled the butterflies with Sparkle Medium in jade (Imagination Crafts) as before.

I felt it lacked a bit of something so I gave the panel an embossed frame (Frantage Aged Aqua).

Finally I stamped and embossed the sentiment (Magenta) and popped it up with foam pads.
I am also entering the following challenges:
Imagination Crafts - Bugs, Bees and Butterflies, Wow Embossing powders - Mixed Media and Country View Crafts - Anything goes.


  1. Beautiful colours, great textures and the frame is wonderful. Great stamping and sparkle gel, a totally gorgeous project:-) xxx

  2. Lovely card with the silver butterflies; very unique.
    Thank you for joining us at CVC this month.

  3. Un bel essai de mixed-media, bravo Christine!! Je te souhaite bonne chance pour ces challenges. Bisous

  4. Well done you for entering our fun sketch this week with this fabulous multi-media card. I love all the texture and sparkle. It's perfect! It's great to see you playing along with us at Sketch Saturday. Hugs, Lesley

  5. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts.