Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mixed Media with Circles and a Flower

Hello everyone I hope you are having a great weekend.    It's very cold here, but at least we are seeing the sun again.    I  can deal with cold by dressing for it, but I find the lack of sun makes my brain foggy and drains energy.

I have a card to show today that was great fun creating.   I gained the inspiration to start using mixed media again from Astrid's gorgeous artwork and detailed tutorials.




I started with mixed media card stock and took the following steps to create this card design:
  • Covered with Tim Holtz tissue using gel gloss medium and wrinkled when adhering (see Tim Holtz's January Tag)
  • Painted with Distress Paints, spritzed with water
  • Sprayed with Distress Spray, spritzed with water
  • Stenciled circles using white acrylic paint
  • Added outline to circles with black Neo-colour crayon, blended with water & brush
  • Covered background with Gel Medium
  • I distressed the edge and painted with black acrylic paint

The Tattered Blossoms (dies with co-ordinating stamps) by Heartfelt Creations were coloured with Distress Ink and 3D Stamp Paint.  The centre is tiny beads adhered with Glossy Accents.  Branch die cut is by Tim Holtz - Sizzix, coated with clear Glimmer Glaze.


'Art' is from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Expressions set, coloured with Distress Spray and painted with Distress Crackle paint


I'm joining the challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge, as my card fits the theme - this is the first time I've used Distress Sprays over Distress Paint and I used tissue in the background.

I've also used the Tattered Blossoms stamp for the first time so this card qualifies to join into the fun challenge over at Darnell's  Blog- Never Before Used Stuff Challenge



Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day,
Shirleyx

38 comments:

  1. Amazing briliant colored and combined art work.
    Big hugs Anja

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  2. Wonderful card, love the colours. The sun showed itself here for a few minutes today, not much, but at least it was something! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Yet another amazing card Shirley. You really do some lovely backgrounds for your cards. I love it! Di xx

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  3. So pretty Shirley! I have this tissue too, fabulous isn't it? I must watch those tutorials, your card is gorgeous. Xxx

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  4. Wow, stunning Shirley. I love what you've done with this and thank you for giving the details step by step. Glad you've got some sun today, it was out here this morning but dissapeared this afternoon, at least we had some.

    Have a great sunday.
    Sue xx

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous artwork, Shirley

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  6. Pretty masterpiece... love that flower die!

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  7. This is gorgeous Shirley and full of great techniques and in really pretty colours, and like the black around the circles and on the edges and also the darker foliage and butterfly which contrast beautifully. I agree with you about grey days. We have a lot of them here and my brain fogs and I find creativity suffers somewhat too! In general we get three or four grey days to one brighter one this time of year unfortunately! Hope you are having a good weekend though. x

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  8. Wow What a beautiful card Shirley.I love it a lot.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  9. Stunning work on this Shirley and wonderful techniques

    Love Chrissie

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  10. I nearly forgot to come back as I got lost in Astrid's blogpost and her associated links.
    You are really rocking with your mixed media pieces, this is glorious, what depth of colours and so many clever techniques and ideas. Thanks for all the details and I'm off again to check your other links, thanks for those too.

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  11. This is not playing, you're an ARTIST . Thanks for your
    Inspiration. Anneke.

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  12. Jaw dropping gorgeous. Still trying to find mine when I saw this masterpiece and it fell on the floor lol. Shirley this is so amazing with all it's beauty colours and different elements. You really are the Queen of Mixed Media.

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  13. A beautiful piece of art Shirley starting with the colours right down to the composition of the work. Definitely a masterpiece x x

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  14. Such a beauty and such an inspiration. I saw this piece as I was working for something for my Technique Junkie DT and you inspired me to collage a background. I particularly like the music notes--they jumped out at me. Excellent work with the technique you used.

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  15. Gorgeous! Your mixed media is as gorgeous as your ink only cards!

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  16. Wat a gorgeous card Shirley , I just love it!!! Great design and wonderful colours!! Great ART!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  17. Shirley, like others have said, - this is a mixed media masterpiece!! You are so talented, no matter what you turn your hands too, it always looks amazing!! This is another real stunner!

    Thanks for the mention, that's very kind of you... :o)

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  18. Great work Shirley, full of bright colours and interesting layers. I especially love those white circles and how you have edged them for impact. Great to see you enjoying your creative play. Elaine x

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  19. A very quick visit Shirley, we've had no internet the last few days and sounds like it's going to be off again for server maintenance but just wanted to check on your latest makes and say hello.

    B x

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  20. What a great inspiration from Astrid....lovely artistic result Shirley!!!
    greetings, Alie :-)

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  21. What a piece of art Shirley! I have never had the nerve to try mixed media! great result! Hazel x

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  22. As always, the richness of your colour pulls me in like a mouse to a piece of cheese. This is a gorgeous card!

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  23. Hi teamie, this is such a gorgeous piece of work, just love it! Like the texture, colors and flower! Great work, xx Miranda

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  24. Brilliant card! Great colours and details!

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  25. What gorgeous card with my favorite colours. I really love it.
    Mar x

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  26. Beautiful background as always Shirley :)

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  27. Gorgeous card Shirley, great technique, love your colours

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  28. It looks great! Love the tissue-texture but there is nothing not to like on this one! Hugs, Gerrina

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  29. This is so stunning, Shirley! I do love your work!

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  30. Beautiful colors and lovely techniques on this pretty card Shirley! Thanks so much for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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  31. I just love the colors...they are so vivid!! Very stunning and eye catching!

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  32. I know I saw this on FB, Shirley, but I had to come and see it again on your blog! It is spectacular!! Thank you so much for supporting me and linking up with my NBUS Challenge #3! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

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  33. Beautiful colors and background with a lovely flower. Greetings Janny

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  34. LOVE, LOVE the textures and colours Shirley! So glad you joined in the fun @ Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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  35. What a wonderful example of a mixed media card! And you even used tissue paper. (and my favorite colors). Thank you so much for joining us at the MMCC this month.

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Your kind comments are always appreciated !