Friday, February 01, 2013

Mixed Media the Shy Way

Hi crafters.

I have lots of mixed media supplies in my stash, and most of it has gone virtually unused, much to my dismay. Not for the lack of inspiration because mixed media projects are hot and just about everywhere you look. What I lacked was confidence. Oh, I’ve tried, but most of what I created went right into the circular file. But not today.

I wanted to play along with a new Friday challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com and with some guidance from Lydia Fiedler, I came up with this shy effort.

Technique-Tuesday-Full

Using cardstock of white, light pink and brown, I layered my card together. I sprinkled Chalkboard Spray over the white cardstock for a little added interest.

The text used are from two different Technique Tuesday sets; Fun Flair and Incredible – both designed by Ali Edwards. (I love her stuff!).

Technique-Tuesday-Heart

The heart was stamped using Versa Mark and embossed with clear embossing powder and then I painted some acrylic ink over the heart and wiped off the excess from the embossed heart, as the embossing acts as a resist to the paint.

Technique-Tuesday-Embellishment

For my embellishments, I colored a few veneer stars with the same Chalkboard Spray and the veneer feather (from the Studio Calico Sock Hop Kit) with a brown Copic marker. Using a scrap of ribbon, I wrapped it around the white and brown cardstock. My little glazed flair piece was created by stamping one of the images from the Fun Flair set and then I applied a thick layer of Glossy Accents on the image and let it dry several hours before attaching it to my card using foam adhesive.

So while this project has various medias on it, it’s done in a very discreet manner, and perhaps by starting off a little shy my confidence will build and I’ll become a little more bold.

I’m happy you weren’t shy about visiting today, and hope that you will give the mixed media “think” a try, and perhaps even more bold than I could muster.

Until next time, live happy!

Lynn

Live each day with PURPOSE!

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8 comments:

Patti J said...

I can SO relate, Lynn! Kudos for 'starting'!!! Your card is wonderful, and now I can't wait to see what you do next! Hugs...

True :) said...

LOVE it! :)

Hugs,
True :D

Winnie said...

So pretty! It still has your personality and sweet/soft look to it. Love the resist heart and the embellishments! That mini feather! Oh my!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Wonderful card Lynn - I am diggin' these Ali sets! *Love* your homemade flair, that's just awesome!!

Vickie Z said...

Oh Lynn...I really want to try the whole mixed media thing...have the stuff and subscribed to She Art but, this is perfect...not shy...to me anyway!! Love the emboss resist...love the dark brown with pink and the love you brad...OMG!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Lynn! Love the beautiful heart filled rose and the little black feather!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Hi Lynn! I think this is wonderfully Awesome!! It is beautiful, I love how you used all the different mediums in an elegant way.
Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us!
Hope all is well!

Blessings and Hugs,
Mary

Denise Bryant said...

Lynn, your link isn't working for the Heart Prints set. I'd love to know makes it.
Thanks!
DeniseB