Monday, January 18, 2021

More Mixed Media Play Time

Hi everyone.  I had so much fun following Eileen Godwin's techniques last week, that I have continued to play with layering stamps and stencils to create mixed media cards.  Eileen really helped me get out of my comfort zone of CAS design.  

Today's card uses three stencils and one stamp to create a fun and bold card for a friend.  I started by doing a stencil monprint on mixed media paper with a crackle stencil (retired) in Distress inks Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twigs.  I then used the beautiful STAMPlorations Peeking Dahlias stencil to add flowers to the corners.  I LOVE this stencil ... it reminds me of my Great Uncle Fred who always had a huge garden of dahlias each year ... all different colours, shapes and sizes.  I used several Distress inks to sponge the dahlias (Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogant, Black Soot).  It really adds so much depth with the shading.  I used my black thick POSCA pen to add the "seeds" in the center and a fine liner black to add some details to the petals.  The center is covered in Crystal Glaze to give it shine and depth.  

I added a little stenciling of some beautiful vines (Twisted Vines from Sweet Poppy Stencils - gift from a sweet friend). Used Brushed Corduroy again so that it shows over the crackle background.  The vines are outlined with Clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle.

Finally, stamped the sentiment Friend (Happy Messages from Stampendous) to finish the card.

Close-up ...
I'm entering this card into the STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Happy Messages (Stampendous)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Accessories:   Water mister, Crackle stencil - retired (Prima); Peeking Dahlias stencil (STAMPlorations), Twisted Vines Stencil (Sweet Poppy Stencils), sponges, Black Posca Pen, Fine Black Liner (Sharpie), Clear Wink of Stella, Crystal Glaze (Nuvo)

Challenges:
STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge

35 comments:

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Absolutely Stunning mixed media stenciled and stamped Dahlia card, Lolly. Love how you used 3 different stencils and Gorgeous layered coloring. TFS all your layered details and products. So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. You might like to add your card to STAMPlorations Anything Goes, since you used the beautiful STAMPlorations beautiful Dahlia Stencil. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Robyn Oliver said...

Just wonderful Loll, I can see you're really enjoying making this card... love the colours and feel of texture... stepping out of your comfort zone is amazing... love that stencil too..hugs Robyn

JD/ Jill said...

This is a stunning card. Really like the colors!

Sue N said...

Wow, Loll, this card is stunning! I LOVE the stenciled red dahlias with the neutral BG you created! Absolutely beautiful!

Marcia Hill said...

Lovely, lovely card Loll! I think you've got this technique down to a "T"!! I love the mix of the 3 stencils and the colors are FABULOUS! This card is definitely going to bring a smile to a friends face!! Hugs. :0)

Nstiz said...

WOW! Mixed media is something I love but am a bit inhibited. This is exceptional and so artsy! Love that background and as always your shading and detail on your dahlias are beautiful. In case you can’t tell I really love this!

Cathy said...

This is such a beautiful card Loll, love the rich reds with the vintage look of the browns, gorgeous textures and layers, on one layer! Cathy x

Susan said...

This is so beautiful, Loll - and definitely outside of your usual CAS zone. Good for you! I love all the layering and your colour choices.

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW WOW WOW, Loll this is amazing - I thought it was a multilayered canvas until I looked more closely and read your description. Absolutely mind blowing work - love it!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

clelie said...

Absolutely STUNNING! I can't wait to try this...so inspiring!♥

Sue - said...

Oh wow Loll this is just fabulous! I love everything about it!

Linda said...

WOW! I'm with Nancy ...... this is stunning!
The stencils look amazing layered together (love the one in the background) and the pop of colour from the dahlia is so beautiful.
I love watching Eileen's videos, she's such an inspiration xx

I Card Everyone said...

So cool, Loll!
=]

Bonnie said...

I LOVE this card and I'm glad to see how you did it! Love all the details and the color combination! Those red dahlias are breathtaking, my friend!

Hilda Burton said...

Wow! Loll, this is gorgeous! Love it! Enjoy your day!

Brenda said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card Loll! I love the depth, the colors, and the stencils you used. Not sure I even understand how all these layers came about, but sure do love the look. This is a winner for sure. Hugs, Brenda

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful and very striking card Loll.
Faith x

Brenda in IN said...

Combining three stencils made a fab card. The colors are so beautiful and vibrant. I love that vine trailing down between the flowers and the friend stamp is so cool.

Mac Mable said...

Ohhhhh.....You know I am going to love this Loll and I do!
What fabulous layering of the background. Loving the mono-printing, the sparkle on the vines and those amazing dahlias. Great shading and wonderful colour combination. As always your attention to detail is amazing and this is a really stunning card x.....Lucky friend who is to receive this x. Thinking of you Loll x.

Kris said...

I second Nancy's comment - OMG, this card is absolutely stunning!!!! CAS or Mixed Media, I'm always in awe of what you create. Thanks, Loll, for sharing!

Pat said...

What a fabulous mix of stencils and love the greeny brown background with the crackle and twisted vine, and then the pop of red using that wonderful dahlia stencil, and finished with the added seeds and glazed flower centres, and then the stylish sentiment in black. I think this is perfect! x

HilaryJane said...

Simply gorgeous, love that stencilled background and those beautiful Dahlias xx

Leslie Miller said...

Wow. Wow. I can get lost looking into this beautiful thing. Simply amazing, Loll. I love all three stencils you used, especially that twisted vine. This is just amazing!

Ros Crawford said...

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this... It's wonderful!!! I adore the terrific background for those stunning blooms.. As always your eye for colour is outstanding!

Trina P. said...

Gorgeousness overload, Loll! The colours are unique and so beautiful. Amazing texture and dimension with all that layering. Your talent is limitless!

Sarn said...

Stunning card inspired by the fabulous Eileen. Xxx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Looks AMAZING!!! I wish I could see the process! Love it:)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Absolutely stunning and energetic card, Loll! This is one of the cards I just want to sit back and enjoy it as a whole instead of checking out the details. But as they say, excellence is in the details, so this wonderful feeling from the card must be coming from all the details you cared about. Amazing mixed media card!
Hideko xx

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, I love these colours and patterns together. Beautiful card Loll!

BożenA said...

This card is delightful, Loll. I love your work with stencil, it is always so impeccable and perfect.
xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

So gorgeous Loll, wonderful details.
I also have followed Eileen for quite awhile now...love watching her play.
Hope you are well.
take care,
xx Karen

Jo said...

Such a stunning card, I love the harmony in this beauty. I should give this a try ;-)

Ina G said...

Can't believe I missed this beauty. Especially with THAT dahlia stencil I like so much and you have made the most beautiful cards using it. You got it right when you said about the depth of colours on those flowers and what a spectacular result you got with the crystal glaze. Soooooo much eye candy here Loll. Swooning over this one.

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

How sweet to have the dahlia stencil bringing back fond memories. I love the way you created this card Loll. Beautiful choice of colors. Your beautiful project at STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge is much appreciated. Blessings :)
Hugs and smiles,
Asmah
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Susan Arseneault-Richard said...

Gorgeous card! I love you color choices. Such a great technique, layering all those stencils.