Wednesday 22 October 2014

Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hi there! I always get a little bit edgy at this time of year,  because once the final school term begins, it feels like time is accelerating! Does anyone else feel like that? One minute I'm thinking christmas is 21/2 months away and the next thing the school year has ended and the christmas countdown is on! This year it will be even more rushed because we leave for a 6 weeks overseas trip on 14 December.
So I think I may have to cut back on my crafting and start making lists and getting organised!

I do have a card to share today though for the Mixed Media Card challenge. There is still time to join in with this month's challenge - the theme is Vintage with the optional element being a *key*.
I went retro vintage this time.

I tried something a little bit different with this tag. I made a stencil with lots of keys on the Silhouette.
These are the steps I took :-
1. Use paint through the stencil (let it dry)
2. Stamp the Hero Arts Friends background text through stencil (dried with heat gun)
3. Swiped Versamark ink through stencil and heat embossed.
4. Sprayed tag with Heidi Swapp gold glimmer mist (wiped the embossed area with a wipe)
5. Stamped sentiment from Winnie & Walter
6. Embossed the base card and added bow and flower brad and key and put it all together.

There is more inspiration to be seen from the Design Team  at the Mixed Media Card Challenge and you have until 25 October to enter. 


  1. What a creative design with all the stenciled keys Jenny! love the colors and the bright gold! A 6 weeks trip! hope you are going somewhere wonderful - that's a long time to be away!

  2. Very creative and beautiful design, I love how u incorporated the keys :)

  3. Love of texture on this beauty Jenny! LOVE how you did the key background. It looks like the keys are embedded into the gold paper --- very cool! Loll xx

  4. really like this card, Jenny! great take on vintage!