Friday, May 01, 2015

More fun with Sprays


Hi everyone.  It's the beginning of May which means a new challenge at Mixed Media Card Challenge.  This month the theme is Wings ...





This card is made mostly with my homemade watercolour frost sprays.  I started with a piece of Mixed Media card ... love how the sprays and watercolouring has such a different look than using watercolour paper.  Both are great, just different.

I placed a cubist stencil over my card and randomly sprayed two shades of turquoise for the background.  Removed the stencil and sprayed lime green on top.  Then I stamped the image with Archival (waterproof) ink from Ranger.  I poured a few drops of my sprays into a palette and used them to watercolour the image using a paint brush. The frost sprays are so shimmery in real life which doesn't show in the photo.  A simple sentiment (also stamped in Archival) finishes the card.

I hope you'll check out this fun challenge HERE and see the amazing creations of the other Design Team members.  And I hope you'll come play along.  The challenge is open all month so there's lots of time to join in.

Here's Shery's definition of Mixed Media for the challenge ...

A card that has stamps and inks PLUS at least two products, embellishments, OR techniques that add texture and dimension.


Hope to see you in the gallery! :)










Stamps:  Nesting Bird (Stampendous); Sweet Summer Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Ink:  Archival Black (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  Cubist stencil (Crafter's Workshop), Sprays made with Liquid Watercolour Concentrate (Dick Blick) and Frost Paint (Lumiere) in Turquoise, Pale Turquoise, Lime Green, Green, Light Brown, Brown, and Blue

Challenges:
Mixed Media Card Challenge - Wings

19 comments:

Viv said...

You make such amazing cards Loll, what an inspiration you are. This is one is fabulous too! thanks for the lovely comments also ;) Viv xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a lovely card Loll! I love that background and such a sweet image! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

Bonnie said...

A beautiful scene and mix of techniques! Love that pretty bird and the nest!

Jacquie said...

Wow! wow! wow! this is so stunning Loll, I love it. Love the background the colours the stamps everything. Absolutely beautiful.

Have a great evening

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Far North said...

Such a delightful scene! The background colors are stunning and I too enjoy Luminere colors so I can imagine how shimmery this looks!.

shirley-bee said...

This is gorgeous, Loll! I love the subtle pattern and colours on the background.

Sanna Lippert said...

beautiful card, Loll!!! xxx, Sanna

Deepti said...

This is such a pretty design :) love that birdie!

Lee-Anne said...

Love that background and the gorgeous shades of blues and greens!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely card Loll! your background is beautiful!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Stunning background! Your card is so beautiful! Xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Such a beautiful background with another gorgeous bird! Love it!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful effects of the sprays on the mixed media card...it makes me want to reach in and touch it! Your bird, branch and nest are perfect with your background, Loll...Love this card!

maria f. said...

Mixed Media cardstock, eh? Thank you for alerting me that that is such a creature! This is beautiful Loll. Oh that shine.

Charlene said...

Absolutely beautiful loll!,

Kripa Koushik said...

something about the colours youve used..... a very pleasing, calmin. ive always only used watercolour paper. will def go looking for mm card this weekend. thanks for sharing 😊

Anita in France said...

Just lovely, Loll ... I see a touch of the gorgeous shimmer on my screen ... imagining how glorious it is IRL! Anita :)

Pat said...

What a pretty background Loll and love the prettily coloured birds all with that frosty finish. x

cm said...

My apologies for falling behind in commenting! Remedying that immediately! Your card here is ever so pretty...a gorgeous background for your darling bird...
Hugs~c