Merry Monday Challenge #239 (Copper/bronze, Gold, and Turquoise) which is hosted by my wonderful friend, Marcia. I was super busy this week, so only managed to find a little bit of time today to play along.
I started by smooshing a piece of mixed media paper. FYI, I buy my pads of mixed media, yupo and watercolour paper in 9" x 12" sheets. I divide them into quarters (4 1/2" x 6") which gives me just the right size for a card front, with a little extra. I smooshed only one piece with Gold and Turquoise Inka Gold waxes, a few drops of copper metallic acrylic paint and some water. Such a pretty combination of colours.
The shine from the inka gold and copper paint is really beautiful, but doesn't show in the pictures. Once dry, I cut the piece in half (3" x 4 1/2"), trimmed off just 1/4" from the bottom and used it for the card above. Splattered the background with diluted white paint to falling snow, and added white die-cut snowdrifts and reindeer. I heat embossed the sentiment in copper to finish.
I still had 1/2 of my sheet left, and managed to die-cut two pieces from it to create my "two-fer" and "three-fer" cards (a la Darnell). :)
Inkspirational Challenge #130 - Smooshing.
Always great when I can add to my Christmas card stash. :) The challenge closes tomorrow at noon (PST), so if you want to play along, you need to be quick! :)
Since I smooshed on all my cards, I'm adding them to the CAS Mix Up March Challenge (and 1st Birthday Celebration) - Smooshing. :) Come check out the gallery of beautiful entries.
And since I used snippets for all three of the cards, I'm heading over to play at the Snippets Playground. :)
Stamps: Festive Snippets (Penny Black)
Paper: White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Accessories & Tools: Inka Gold (Gold and Turquoise), copper embossing powder, heat tool, Snow drifts die (My Favorite Things), Peace love joy die (Penny Black), Ornament - Set 2 Dies (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Retro Deer Die (Simon Says Stamp)
Merry Monday #239 - Copper, Gold, and Turquoise
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Smooshing
Snippets Playground - Week 273 and 274
Inkspirational #130 - Smooshing