Saturday 27 June 2015

52CCT - Technique ....

....  Good morning!  It's the last Saturday of the month and that means it's time for our technique challenge here at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  This week our technique challenge is Mixed Media.  If you're not sure what Mixed Media is, this might help:

"A mixed media card uses a variety of effects and techniques. You could use embossing paste and powders, stencilling, stitching, die-cuts, embellishments, gesso, fabric, glitter, found objects, chipboard, watercolour, chalks, acrylic paints, inks, crayons, printing...The list is endless! This could be the perfect opportunity to try a new technique or use that interesting product that has been sitting around in your craft stash."

Basically - go wild on your Christmas or winter themed card.  Here's the card I made:

Don't Count - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Dylusions - Christmas Backgrounds, Christmas Words, Various (from craft class)
Inks: Archival - Leaft Green, Sepia; Versafine - Onyx Black; Dylusions Inks - Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise, Calypso Teal; Distress Stains - various (craft class); Distress - Black Soot
Dies: Waltzingmouse - Stitched Tag; PTI - Wet Paint Holiday
Accessories: White Lustre Card;  Washi Tape; Wink of Stella - Green, Pink; Thread; Stencil Creative Expressions - Snowflakes; Stampin' Up! Card - Bermuda Bay

I started by laying on a snowflake stencil and spraying on three Dylusions inks, quickly blotting off the excess to leave the white pattern.  I created my own stencil using three festive words and sponging through with black ink.  Next I used a couple of Christmas background stamps and randomly stamped some holly and trees on to the background.  I added colour with green and pink Wink of Stella brushes.  Previously I've made a number of tags at craft class, but they were all too big for the card, so I picked one to coordinate and die cut a smaller tag from it.  I sponged the edges of the tag with black ink.  I printed a fun sentiment (which I wish were true) on some coloured card, cut it out and added it to the tag.  I finished the tag with some lime green thread and adhered it to the card with dimensional tape.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of card and added some more holly to the white panel.

Don't Count inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I did have fun making this card and got quite inky!!!  Don't forget to visit our blog to check out the inspiration projects from the rest of the team.  The main thing is to have fun - you've got until Friday 3rd July midnight BST (that's 7.00pm EDT) to submit your cards. Have a fun weekend!



Nancy Soetaert said...

ho ho ho! How I love this card: how you've made it! The colours! And of course the text!!!!
love, Nancy

Tanja said...

love the vibrancy of your creation and all those little details - feel better soon

Julie said...

Simply stunning and I wish your sentiment was true
Julie T

Fabiola said...

Quel super sentiment Déborah, j'aimerais que les calories de Noël ne comptent pas, mais quelle ambiance festive et chaleureuse émane de ta carte, j'adore, biz

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