Sunday, February 17, 2013

Challenges 4 Everybody #14

I have been learning how to do mixed media, looking at youtube video's and following along with mixed media Monday.  I also did the 2013 creative jumpstart there is a link on my sidebar keep it in mind for next year.  It was packed with great youtube videos and fantastic information.   It is all very new to me and I am enjoying getting paint and ink all over my new craft mat and having lots of fun.. You have a whole new stock of items that you need and I am gathering info as I go.. This is the first time I have used items like Gesso, charcoal pencils and I actually painted the flowers, with the help of an outline from a stencil.  It was also blended with a blending tool around the edges and the white spots are from painted bubble wrap, so many layers of fun..

My stems and leaves are pretty ordinary but I do like the flowers, and the background. Of course I used my favourite stamp set from Stampin'up for the words 'live like you mean it'.  It is bright and cheerful and only measures 6 inches square,so not too big.  I even used Tim Holtz crackle on the leaves of the flowers.  I must have had that crackle for about 4 months and hadn't used it and I also popped a bit of bling in the centre for the stamens.   So hope you all like it, I had fun doing it.. I have 6 of these was supposed to be a calendar but think I might make it into a wall hanging or book.  

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I am going to enter this at one of my favourite challenges to enter.
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Have a great day
Sandy :)


  1. Gorgeous and so creative. Love the stamped flowers.
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  2. Gorgeous card Sandy, love the background treatment. Saw your link on MIM.
    Stamping Shanni

  3. Your mixed media card looks great and those flowers really pop. Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week Sandy.
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  4. This is amazing , Sandy .
    Love the colour mix and the sentiment .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  5. Wow, I saw your creation on MIM and had to take a look Sandy! I love the purple colors and sentiments and your use of techniques is great! Hugs, Hanneke

  6. I love the colors you used. Lovely! I saw your link at Make it Monday.

  7. Fantastic card and Beautiful coloring Sandy. Stopped by from MIM...Loz

  8. Fun card! I love the mixed media effect, very pretty. I found you at Make It Monday.

  9. Really lovely card, I love the background and flowers.

    I saw this on MIM.

    Rose x

  10. You got an amazing result with new techniques, Sandy! Good for you! We travel in a few of the same circles (Creative Jumpstart and Tracy Weinzapfel, for instance)! Just signed up to follow!

  11. Sandy this is wonderful! I love the colors that you used and the different layers and how beautifully you combined everything!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Hope you are ahving a great week!

  12. I think you did a fabulous job on this! I think it would make an awesome wall hanging! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥


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