Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Ornaments Mixed Media Christmas Card

Ho Ho Ho everyone, thanks for stopping by at this busy time of the year.  Deb here today to share a mixed media Christmas card I made for our current Winter Holidays with the twist of adding Shimmer challenge, hope you will enjoy seeing it.

I started out with a stenciled background using Tim Holtz's Birch Trees stencil.  I lightly sprayed some Antique Linen Distress spray onto 110 lb white cardstock, then did a stencil monoprint of the birch trees with multiple shades of light brown and grey Distress inks.  After drying the monoprint, I lined the stencil up again and stenciled through it with Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky Distress inks, adding drips and drops of water as well.

To define the birch tree images further, I used a water soluble graphite pencil to outline the trees and softened the lines with a paint brush dipped into a bit of water.  As a finishing touch, I spattered the stenciled background with diluted white acrylic paint for a snowy feel (sorry, didn't get a picture of that step!).

Three ornaments from Tim Holtz's Festive Sketch stamp set were stamped onto Distress Mixed Media Heavystock with Wendy Vecchi Archival inks in Red Geranium, Forget-Me-Knot and Leaf Green and then coloured and shaded with multiple colours of Distress inks and a waterbrush.

The ornaments were then embossed with some Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder to bring the December twist of 'shimmer' into play and fussy cut.

To bring a bit more shimmer and shine to my card, I die cut the words 'happy holidays' with Tim Holtz's Holiday Words #2:Thin dies into some gold foil cardstock.

The edges of the stenciled background were distressed and inked with some Frayed Burlap Distress ink and the gold foil die cut was applied to the bottom.

A card blank was created from some kraft cardstock and the stenciled background adhered with some double sided tape.  More cardstock was coloured with several shades of green Distress inks and I die cut some greenery with Tim Holtz's Mini Holiday Greens dies (sorry, missed getting a picture of that step too!).  The greenery was adhered to the top of the card

and white gesso 'snow' was added here and there with a sprinkling of Clear Rock Candy Distress glitter for more sparkle.

The fussy cut ornaments were mounted onto some fun foam for dimension and hung from the greenery above with pieces of metallic gold embroidery floss.

And more white gesso sprinkled with Rock Candy Distress glitter was added to the tops of the ornaments.

I am ashamed to say that this was the first time I'd used the Holiday Words Thins dies but I do love that font!

Wish the shimmer would show up better in the pictures, this card really is very lovely in real life.  You can catch just a glimpse of it in this side on shot.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today and I hope that you will be able to join in our December challenge.

I'd like to take this opportunity as well to wish you and yours a joyous holiday season and I will see you all again in 2017!

Hugs, Deb xo

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Guest Designer Marjut Laine

Today we Welcome our talented Guest Designer Marjut Laine. Who is sharing this beautiful Winter Holiday Card with us.


1. First of all I started embossing white stars on to a cardboard.



2. Secondly I colored the base using Distress Ink and mists.


3. On the base I placed some washitape.

4. After that I decorated with silvery stars, text stickers, straws and some gauze.


5. Last things I added were cracking paste, snowflakes and a pearl.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Fun

Welcome to December!  Can you believe 2016 is over already?  How is it that we are in December?  Anyhow......  I just wanted to shout out to everyone who played along with us all year long THANK YOU!  I'm looking forward to a great 2017!  

Thank you to the players for December as everyone shared fanastic projects!  Our Mixed Media Mojo Diva and January guest is Electra - Wishin I knew How to Blog - CONGRATS!!! Please contact me riaann at optonline dot net to claim your badge and get your Guest DT information.

This month we are thinking Winter Holidays with a Sparkle Twist!

                                   Check out what our amazing Design Team came up with:

Marjut - December Guest Designer

I hope you will play along with us this month! Please link up below a new project created for this challenge and do not combine with more than 6 other challenges. Limit to 3 entries per person. You can be the next Mixed Media Mojo Diva!

I hope you will come play along!