Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Mixed Media Card Challenges - Challenge #1

Hey there!

I'm super excited to be a part of this new mixed media blog called The Mixed Media Card Challenges!  Have you seen this post with DT intros?  This is a monthly challenge on the first of each month and it's making cards mixed media style!  I love exploring different styles and ways to create so while I will still make more of the "Traditional" style cards that I have always made I'm happy to dabble in new things as well.


Here is the first challenge with a theme: TOUCH OF NATURE with an optional element of a tag.

Here is what I came up with :


So I love making tags and I started with that first.


I used a butterfly stencil along with Glass Beads mixed with Dylusions sprays with a dash of glitter to create this fun sparkly butterfly.  For the background of the tag I heat embossed in white a Unity Stamp then added Distress inks for a resist effect.  Then I stenciled the butterfly.

Here are some photos of the products that I used:




 I used my fingers to apply some gel mixed with ink to the background pattern paper :-)

Unity Stamps

Well that's all for today!  Be sure to swing on by The Mixed Media Card Challenges to play along and check out what the fabulous Design Team cooked up!

Till later!

Maria

14 comments:

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful sparkly red butterfly on your tag Maria! Great techniques on this pretty tag card!

Charlene said...

beautiful card maria!Wonderful technoques!! So glad to be on the team with you!

Deepti said...

Gorgeous colors on the tag :) love ur card!

Far North said...

I love the contrast of your sparkling beautiful butterfly with your ink resist background!

Shery said...

Gorgeous, sparkly butterfly, Maria! I enjoyed looking at the photos and reading about the techniques you used to create this mixed media card! So happy you're on the team!

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous card Maria. LOVE the glass bead gel and it looks so beautiful with the red on the butterfly. So happy to be on the team with you!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Great unique techniques! I love the vibrant colours and the resist. So happy to be on the team with you!

Lyndal said...

Super cool inkiness Maria! So happy to be on this fabulous DT with you :)

Sanna Lippert said...

you have used so many techniques on this card. beautiful work! happy to be on this team with you - I think it´s going to be fun term :)
xoxo, Sanna

shirley-bee said...

Love your butterfly tag card, Maria! So glad to be on this fab team with you :)

joy said...

Fabulous tag/card, Maria! Great colors.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi! Gorgeous card, Maria! I love the bright tag! I see you love Dylusions... me too! Especially the messy fingers afterwards ;) If you hop over to my blog you will find that I love them way to much and what I do with them... I have developed a Tie Dye Transfer technique using these sprays... I think you'd like it. In fact, I used this technique on my card for this challenge. Let me know what you think ;) I have also joined your blog and can't wait to see more of your amazing creations! Ingrid xx p.s.: sorry about the novel of a comment... :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your glass bead butterfly and the rest of your FAB card Marie!

maria f. said...

Glass beads and Dylusions - wow, what a technique. Love those bright colors you've used.