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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Mixed Media

Morning my crafting friends, hope today finds you all safe and well, lots of hugs to those who are not.

Now todays post is a bit of mixed media hence the title lol! Nothing was planned I just went with it and tried adding different things to see whether they worked or looked right, overall I am pleased with the end result.

I started with a piece of Kraft card and using a stencil I pasted over part of the stencil in the middle with modelling paste.

Once this was dry I used another stencil called 'textured scraped paint' to brush through some distress inks I then ran it through the embossing folder Harlequin. Using distress inks Weathered Wood, Iced Spruce and Forest Moss I inked around the card but not over the paste part. I rubbed some Cast Bronze gilding wax over the embossed part of the card and buffed this up to a shine.
I wanted to add a stamp to the background and I found this lovely swirl like  grasses so I stamped this up the top left corner with archival ink.

I die cut Medallion Eight out of Rich Green card and used it as a pocket in the bottom right corner after I had threaded some twine through it. 

In my stash I had these parcel tags so decided to us this as the sentiment to go into the pocket. I inked the tag up with Vintage Photo then stamped my sentiment on top.

Using a little more of the Rich Green card I stamped the clock face and hands then die cut out with a circle die, I inked round the edge of this with Vintage Photo.

On some White card I inked up a section with distress inks until I got the desired colour then die cut the frameworks out, this gave a nice two tone look to the frame work. I stuck half of this down across the middle of the card then placed the stamped clock behind it as seen.

In my stash I had two Victorian Metal corners left so I heat embossed these with some Shabby Green embossing enamel and glued these in the opposite corners, by which time I wished I had left them in their original bronze metal state as they stood out far too much.

I cut some Pearlescent Chocolate brown card and embossed it, again using the harlequin embossing folder, I had to extend the pattern once. I had hope to be able to emboss the pattern 'portrait' way like the top card but the piece of card I had was too big for this so I embossed it 'landscape'. I then proceeded to distress around the edges using the edge of some scissors. Once this was done I wrapped around the card some White cord and attached it to my base card, for this I had folded in half an A4 sheet of 'Leather look' cream card. 

This just left the top piece to be attached to the Chocolate coloured card, the White cords matched up with the two metal corners so now they did not stand out as much and it all blended in together. I attached a small key in the bottom left and placed a piece of the Chocolate card inside, this finished off the card.

Items used:

Create and Craft Kraft card
Create and Craft Cream Cord
Dreamweaver Stencil Diamond
Maimen Modelling Paste
Memory box Stencil Textured Scraped Paint
Spellbinders M-Bossibilities Embossing Folder Harlequin
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die-lites medallion Eight
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Weathered Wood, Iced Spruce, Forest Moss, Peacock Feathers, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Frameworks
Creative Expressions Gilding Wax Cast Bronze
Creative Expressions Foundation card Rich Green
Creative Expressions Metal Corner Embellishments Victorian
Sheena Douglass Stamping card White
Sheena Douglass Little Bit Scenic Stamps Silhouette Grasses
Ranger Archival Ink Black
Sam Poole Unmounted Stamps Time Flies
Stix Alteration Tags
Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel Shabby Green
Crafters Companion Pearlescent card Chocolate Brown 
Printable Heaven 'Leather Look' Card Cream 

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Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Quite fab Jacquie, love how you made the pocket for the sentiment tag. Hope you are well, hugs Susan x

  2. It sounds like you had lots of fun making this Jacquie and it looks fabulous! The colours and textures are wonderful.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Morning Jacquie, wow your list of "ingredients" is long...mixed media is definitely the right total. It's something that I haven't touched on much , what I have done always seems too messy for me. Your card works though. Have a good day. Janice xxx

  4. It looks great and a great 'man' card, xxx

  5. A lot of work went into this Jacquie, but well worth it. Looks great. Christine xx

  6. Different, a lot of work and I like it.
    Have a good day
    Patricia x

  7. Amazing Jacquie! You have really created some fabulous textures here and I just love all of your coordinating elements! A fantastic mixed media piece, I love it!! Hope to see more mixed media pieces from you my friend! hugs :)

  8. A fabulous mixed media creation Jacquie, lots of wonderful details.

  9. A great creation Jacquie love al the different media , it works so well. Great design. Hugs Jennifer xx

  10. Amazing work. I wish I had the confidence to try something like that x

  11. Hi Jacquie
    Well, that's you giving Pamellia a run for her money with that list of ingredients and all that texture!
    Great design!
    Good luck in all the challenges.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  12. Jacquie, the texture in your card is unbelievable - great job! Thank you for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.


  13. Fantastic Mixed Media card, well designed and coloured.
    ~ Denise ~
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  14. Lots of dimension and texture on this beauty Jacquie!! xx

  15. Great use of techniques to make a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

  16. Great for the mixed media theme. Thank you for sharing with us at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.

  17. Really fabulous Jacquie, great colors, texture and layers.

    Hugs diane

  18. Great card! Love the vintage feel. Thanks for sharing at CYP Anything Goes. Lisa GDT


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