Friday, August 01, 2014

Summer with Burlap



Hi everyone.  Can you believe it is already August??!! :)  Another month has gone by and it's time for the next Mixed Media Challenge (#2 - Summer:  optional element - burlap).  We had an incredible amout of participants for our first challenge (Touch of Nature) and the DT enjoyed looking at all the beautiful creations - thanks so much for playing along with us! :)

On to Challenge #2 ...




Reminder ... a detailed definition for Mixed Media for our challenges is outlined HERE. Basically it is defined as using stamps, ink and two other items (techniques, mediums, embellishments, special tools, etc.) that add texture and/or dimension.




For my card today, I thought what better way to celebrate summer than going to the beach! :)  Sun, surf and sand - awesome!!  I sponged Mustard Seed distress ink at the top of my main panel and overstamped with more Mustard Seed.  I sponged the bottom with Broken China and Peacock Feathers distress inks and then overstamped with Peacock Feathers.  Even though it's just stamping over sponging, it really adds a look of texture to the background - LOVE IT!

I cut a piece of burlap for the sand and added a thin line of embossing paste along the top to represent the sea foam.  I added some interest to the burlap by randomly swiping diluted Vintage Photo distress inks with my water brush.

For the finishing touches, I sponged more Mustard Seed distress ink onto white card stock and then die-cut a sun.  I coated the sun with granular gel which has pieces of clear plastic that give it dimension and catch the light for added sparkle.  I coated the wake with my Wink of Stella pen (also adding sparkle - although hard to see in the photo above), and attached a small shell.  The words are printed from my computer (using "Rub This!" font), cut-out and popped up over the water.

I hope you'll play along with us and have some fun with this great challenge. Click HERE to check out the amazing cards from the rest of the Design Team.

The challenge is open until the 25th of August ... so there's lots of time to play along.  Hope to see you in the gallery! :)

I'm entering this into the current challenge at Simon Says where Anything Goes.  And also a reminder that this week's challenge at ATS&M (#106) is also Anything Goes.







Stamps:  Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds (STAMPlorations); sentiment computer generated
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah)
Ink:  TH Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, Big Shot, Sunshine Large die (Lil' Inkers), embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi), Granular gel (Golden), palette knife, paint brush, Aqua Painter, Clear Wink of Stella, shell



31 comments:

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful design Loll - with your sand, surf, sky and sunshine!

Benzi said...

Loll, how creative you were in making this card. I love the burlap idea for sand and the embossing paste for the rolling in of the tide. Just awesome! This is just the best.

cm said...

You've created a most fabulous beach scene! And the techniques..wow, wow and wow! Love the stamping over sponging. I seriously need to get with the program in trying some of these, rather than fretting about epic fails. On the 'do' list, for sure! Inspired and inspiring....
Hugs~c

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is great! Love how you used different texture for your different colours!

nancy littrell said...

So fun and creative Loll:-) TFS your amazing textured beach scene and deets. I will be playing later today. TFS, Nancy

Far North said...

What a wonderful beach scene. Love you texture and many details!

Karen B said...

Fabulous Loll - sun, sea and surf.........what more could you want? Love all the dimension and texture.

Karen x

sandie said...

Wonderful project Loll, all,this lovely texture xx

Pat Jandacek said...

Fabulous! The depiction of sun, surf, sand is absolutely genius.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Loll! You are genius! Hat a clever design! Gorgeous card!
Thank you for the inspiration!
Ingrid x

Lisa Lara said...

Now this is absolutely genius Loll. Magnificent I tell you. Wowee!

Barb Ghig said...

Stunning work of art, Loll! I love how you blended your inks, then over stamped for dimension, and I really love how you used embossing paste for the sea foam! Brilliant idea for the sand, too...WOW!

Bonnie said...

I love how you've created this beach scene! Great texture from the stenciling to the burlap! Hmm, I think I have some burlap that a special friend sent me. I'll have to see what I can do with it.

Deepti said...

You are incredibly talented, how us used the burlap for sand and the the foam from the waves is pure genius :) love it!

Charlene said...

Beauitful Loll! I love the burlap as sand and your design is beautifully summer!

Brenda said...

Wow, this card is amazing Loll! I love the sun, water and surf- that burlap gives such great texture and works great as the sand. Love the surf foam you placed on there too. Yep, I am loving this card! Hugs, Brenda

Elina Strömberg said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the beach theme, the bright colors, and the diagonal stripes. So inventive and inspiring! <3
So happy to be in the team with a talent like you!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning! So much detail and depth. This is really a work of art!

Anita in France said...

Amazing, Loll ... such gorgeous texture and shimmer, so much lovely dimension ... and what a fabulous touch using embossing paste for the foam! Anita :)

Kripa Koushik said...

a wonderful summery warm card Loll. love all the different techniques you've used to create it.

jenn shurkus said...

i LOVE this card :) i like the diagonal lines, and the added texture... so fabulous! Thank you for playing a long with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

Lyndal said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Loll - fabulous beach scene and PERFECT use of burlap!!

Shery said...

Okay, Loll, you're officially the queen of mixed media CAS cards! I so love all the textures and dimension you created in this CAS card -- it's perfect!

Kylie said...

this is amazing! The texture is mind blowing. Another CASEable card, thank you very much! xx

Karen M said...

Love this card Loll - all the colours and texture looks amazing:) hugs xx

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous card, Loll! The overstamping on the distress ink sections adds so much dimension, and the surf is genius!

Katie Melhus said...

Loll this is absolutely wonderful! I can't say enough good things about it- greatness here!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Loll.Beautiful Mixed Media card. Love the burlap beach! Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

Bonnie McLain said...

Great Card... love the simplicity of this dynamic card... very very nice... Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

Bryan Evans said...

What a joy to look at, captures the feel of summer.
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