Monday, January 27, 2014

Mixed Media Card Design

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  We are 'enjoying' a tough winter, the worst in over 20 years.  We got a foot of snow this weekend along with a blizzard, but today the sun was shining and the snow looks beautiful.  

I have a card today that I used a little mixed media to create.   


I started with mixed media cardstock and added a layer of Gesso.  After drying I covered it with a piece of Tim Holtz Tissue using a Gel medium.    I added texture with TCW Harlequin stencil and light molding paste and let it dry.  Next I sprayed Dylusions inks and painted with Silks acrylic glaze.   I added some gold and green Inka Gold wax on the raised pattern.   I coloured the tissue (on the butterfly) with Inktense pencils.

Art is from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Expressions and the final step was to add some metal charms.

And here is a photo of one our cats, Archie, who was quite 'chill'.   It was tough to get a photo from the angle, but you get the idea.... crossed arms & legs :)





Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week,
Shirley

54 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Nice to see you using TH tissue wrap :) and as always I am amazed to see your work here too. It is wonderful coordination of background butterfly and other embellishments on the card! lovely colors!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Shirley
Fabulous card.... Love the colours you have used....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Little Artbee said...

Dear Shirley!
Again a wonderful card with beautiful colours. I like the butterfly and the charms, a creation in harmony!Everyone would like to get such wonderful card.
Your lazy Archie looks so sweet. Cats are so soothingly!
Have a good and creative week and less snow and frost.
Greetings
Sabine

Bonnie said...

I LOVE that green butterfly!

Annemie said...

A fabulous card Shirley!
The butterfly en the colours are beautiful...
What a lovely and lazy cat!

Grtz, Annemie.

Connie said...

Your card is gorgeous . . . I love everything about it :)
Keep Smiling.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Shona said...

Holy Scrap!! Shirley, that's so beautiful and I'm so jealous! If I try to mix my media, my head explodes, but you create a freakin' masterpiece!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautiful , dear Shirley, I especially love the colours and the image!! and it's fun to do the dstructure isn't it!?? I love it!!

Greetings
Maria

Greta said...

Artistic masterpiece--again! Love seeing your creations, Shirley! Darling picture of your kitty cat!

aussie aNNie said...

Oh so stunning Shirley.xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous card, love the colours - and the photos of the cat are wonderful! Hope your weather soon gets better. Hugs, Valerie

Lindeke said...

I love the structure on this card and the butterfly! So beautiful and again you played with beautiful colors!Nice details! Great photo of your lazy Archie!! Gr, Linda

LonettA said...

Wonderful card! I like the colours and the many lovely detials!

Felicie said...

Beautiful card Shirley.I love the colours you have used.
And Archie looks so sweet.
Greetings
Felicie

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, if it is at all possible to choose, this is one of my favorite cards - WONDERFUL colors and images with super collage design. the colors in the texture are amazing - just beautiful! Shsirley, So sorry I have not been able to visit your blog regularly this month - the bingo game is taking all my time and energy - and will until it is completed. hugs, de

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creation, love the textures and the colours. Archie looks so peaceful. Hope you are all keeping warm and safe. Skipper sends purrs to Archie and Sheena. She is not happy with us at the moment. :)

Crafting Queen said...

Forgot to say poor Archie, hope they leave some of his teeth so he can catch those furry creatures. Purrs Skipper.

chrissies said...

Sorry your weather is still awful Shirley-can't imagine that much snow.

Love this creation and all the wonderful textures, colours and images on it.

Chrissie x

Patricia said...

WOW Shirley i love this card so much, great colours and textures!!!And the cat....lol
Greetz Patricia

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, what a stunning card Shirley, I love the colours and texture you've used and the way you've coloured the butterfly. Beautiful charms usd too. Hope your weather soon improves.

Sue xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful combination of stamps, colors, decoration and other elements, really an eye catcher!
Wish you warm sunny weather without so much frost,
big hugs Anja

brenda said...

Apart from the colours which I love Shirley, I am sitting her imagining how lovely all that texture is IRL.

B x

Paula (PEP) said...

the little butterfly charm draws the eye beautifully & I do like the way those harlequins have turned out. The way that the butterfly melds into the harlequins is delightful. Archie looks quite intriguingly comfortable - amazing with the crossed arms & legs. Take care midst all that 'winter.'
Paula (PEP)

sheila 77 said...

I'm fascinated by the art materials you have used here, giving the different lovely textures.
Archie is certainly not going anywhere fast, he's so much at home.

Gerrina said...

Love the colours ans the texture looks great! A real MM-card! Your cat looks quite chill! Hope you are enjoying some more sunshine and hold it warm... Enjoy your week, Gerrina

Jeannette said...

wow,wonderful card,love the beautiful colors and backround,the design its amazing as well.

greetings jeannette

Pat said...

Oh Shirley, where to start with this gorgeous card. The colours are lovely, and the layers you have built up with the music and the script, then the added texture of the harlequin stencil over the top, and the metal charms, and then that delightful butterfly, altogether a beautiful work of art. Hopefully getting about is not too bad with all that snow. Here several inches is a catastrophe! Your cat is so handsome, and looks as though he knows it too, but in a nice way I'm sure. Have a good week. x

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hehe, Archie is so cute!!! Love his crossed legs :) Your card turned out really well. You chose great embellishments to add to the style of the background. Also like the colour you added to the butterfly. Beautiful!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's a good thing Archie has dark on his coat, or he would be invisible in the snow ~ under that chin looks just like snow!

Your card on the other hand looks just like a canvas painting by a master!! One that you would stand in front of at the museum for a long, long time drinking in all the details!

Enjoy the day! I hope winter eases up for you soon. Out here the Governor has declared the State of California a Disaster Area; we could sure use some of that snow on our mountains!! It's a weird weather year everywhere. Hugs, Darnell

Win Dinn said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley, and Archie looks like he was enjoying the whole process! Lucky cat to see all that artistic awesomeness in action!

Sue said...

Fab card Shirley and how sweet is your cat LOL so layed back! Hope the snow doesn't get any worse can't believe we haven't had any yet this year! lots of huggles Sue xx

Willy said...

What a beautiful mixed media card, love the colors and texture!!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

EWOW WOW I love this. Soo beautiful is this work Shirley. The butterfly, the colors, the structures, fabulous.
Anddon't forget your lovely cat.
Nice week and big hug. X

Margik said...

A wonderful card! This is another gorgeous creation. Archie is very cute!!!

Miranda said...

O, wow Shirley, this is such a beautiful piece! Love it all, the colours, the texture, the butterfly.....you've must have been very pleased with this play! Archie is adorable! xxMiranda

Eileen said...

Shirley ... this is a Humdinger!!
Sorry about the snow but at least you can carry on crafting ... take care
Eileen xxx

Janny said...

Fabulous card and the cat is very cut. Janny

Petra Tillmann said...

Beautiful card, Shirley!

Wendy McCarthy said...

Ooooh, yummy yummy yummy!! This is right up my street Shirley, love it! Love your chilled out cat too, bless him! Hugs xxxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Haa...you Archie looks so relaxed Shirley...his look alike Ale, lives in our house and is as relaxed as Archie!!!
Your winter sounds tough...in Holland there's no winter yet...

Your creation...oh my, great details!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a gorgeous canvas. Love the color and texture.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Shirley, you never fail to impress with your awesome inking techniques!
The colours are glorious and I love the texture you created. Thanks, as always, for sharing the details of the items you use. Maybe one day I will be brave enough to try it out!
Hope your weather improves soon - we haven't had the fluffy white stuff yet - just cold and rain!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

maz said...

Wow that is really stunning, a beautiful creation. I get so much inspiration from your cards Shirley - thank you !

MaryH said...

Always enjoy reading the techniques you've done, and checking the supplies to see if I have them! This is just gorgeous, and how are you liking the Inka Gold products? I'm on my 2nd try, and find them very dry-out-y. Yours appeared to work beautifully. I'm lovin' that stencil too. Made a wonderful background to all the other lovely bits. Poor little Archie...I don't envy ya'll all that cold & snow. Our little bit was more than sufficient, and it's as cold as I care to have it. Nearly to head back to So. Fla, except it's cold there too! (for them anyway!) TFS, stay warm, and keep on sharing these wonderful works of art. Come to SC & teach a class. I promise I'll sign up! Hugs

friemelchen said...

Absolut traumhaft!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wow, wow, this is totally amazing, LOVE IT!!! The background is fantastic and that butterfly is so stunning!! A card after my own heart!

Hope you manage to stay warm, that sounds like some harsh weather you are having...

Alex said...

I love the layers and texture of the card, Shirley. It looks gorgeous!
Have a nice weekend!
Alex

MaryH said...

Shirley, Thanks for answering my Inca Gold ?. I called Barbara at Joggles today, as she has the Wink of Stella pens in (not the brushes..I wanted the pens too). She has a great video using the Inca & her products are the newer formulation, so I ordered 4 pots. You can thin with enough water that you can use like paint. Or stamp with it. What I have is more like paste...if it doesn't dry. The first set I got was too dessicated to rehydrate. So I wanted to double check with her, before wasting more $$$. Stay warm. Have a great wkend,

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely mixed media touches on your card and those colors are gorgeous too!

Your Archie is a really beautiful and healthy looking kitty kat...
I just visited my sister's "chill" cat Drake over the weekend and he likes crossing his paws too...I took a few pix and sent them to her and she said "Oh my the camera really does add a few pounds" LOL...Drake is up in years and ailing and not getting as much exercise as he once did...

Stay warm and won't Spring be extra welcome this year :)

oxo

Shirley said...

A whole new media with the pastes and gels! I love how you did the BG. Thank you for describing it. Hope I get up the nerve to try it. I am ordering the pastes and gels. Your colors are beautiful and the collage of images is just wonderful too! The key and butterfly are so pretty with it!

Unknown said...

Aww your piece is awesome!! Love the fading colors and the harlekin shapes!! http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de/2014/02/greenhat-girl-in-love-with-deer-and.html

Ellen Taylor said...

Wowza Shirley! We need to spend a day in the craft room so I can learn from you! Love this beauty! Have a fantastic day!
Hugs
Ellen

weim house said...

Wow! You always inspire me! Love this work of art; found it when I was looking tonight for a solution for my inka gold mold issue; got side tracked looking at all the cool projects people have done with the product. I was making a tag today with a butterfly, paste, ink and paint. Wanted more color so dug out the inka gold! Love the product :) Thank you for sharing your card with us! I guess I need to try and use some of these sprays that I have and never use! Don't have any of the brand that you have! I need a lesson from you too! Maybe you need to come to Nova Scotia for a visit! Thanks again have a great weekend!

Ineke said...

I just found this fantastic artwork. Love it. Try to make something like yours. Have to practice a lot LOL. Hope you doing okay. Thanks for your inspiration.