Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mixed Media Collage

Today is the day for a new challenge on the Cropstop blog! For inspiration, I’m sharing a mixed media card that includes several different embellishments and mediums.  There’s plenty of texture and dimension to this spring collage.
To create the base for this card I started with a 5.5 x 5.5 inch white cardstock base.  I cut a slightly smaller green square and distressed the edges with my scissors. A aqua square of designer paper is sewn on top. In each corner I used my Tim Holtz Gothic stencil and applied a layer of white gesso.
 Next I die cut a piece of white cardstock with my Beaded Ovals Spellbinders die and used my craft knife to trim out the center to create an open frame. Inside I stamped a sentiment (PSX) in mermaid lagoon distress ink. In the upper corner I tied a bow with light blue and parrot green twine and added a tiny rose from the Tiny Tattered Florals Die Set (Tim Holtz).
 Across the bottom I added a piece of blue lace (from Petaloo), and a large flower die cut with Tim Holtz‘s Tattered Florals die. The flower is stamped with my plaid background stamp from Impression Obsession in salty ocean distress ink. A large pearl adorns the center and three tiny pearls decorate the top of the card.

I'd love to see your mixed media projects - so hop on over to the Cropstop blog and link up your creations to the CURRENT CHALLENGE!

This post linked to:
Shopping Your Stash - Punches or Dies (My flowers & frame are die cuts)
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Case#2 (I cased the sketch)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Ribbon, Lace, or Trim with Flowers
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a feast for the eyes, my friend! I love the colors and of course the lace brought a smile to my face.

Hugs to you!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful mixed media! Love your colours too! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Gorgeous! Love the mixed media look here and LOVE this color combo!

Marina said...

Lots of lovely dimension on here. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mimi said...

You Are a busy lady, Esther! So smart to cut the center from the scalloped die! Love your colors here as well as the texture.

Mimi said...

...and thanks for sharing another with SOS!

Greta said...

So many beautiful elements making for a beautiful card, Esther! Have a blessed Easter!

Judy Rozema said...

I love your gesso corner stencil! And the stamping on the flower is great! A beautiful mixed media card! Nice to see you in our challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Bonnie Garby said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.