Thursday 14 May 2015

Mixed Media Blooms

I decided to have a play with some new stencils I received from STAMPlorations and this is what I came up with.
I will list my steps to make it easier to follow.
1. I used the shutters stencil with acrylic paint and acrylic ink  and my Gelliplate
2. Using the Happy Flowers stencil I added embossing paste
(Let dry)
3. mixed up some glass beads medium with gold acrylic ink and perfect pearls and added to centre of flowers
(let dry)
4. coloured petals with Liquitex acrylic ink
5. made a spray with the same acrylic ink and water and sprayed background lightly
6. cut panel and matted with gold panel
7. embossed white card and die cut butterflies then put it all together
8. added a sprinkle of sequins and pearls

I splurged on a portable light studio the other day and have used it to take this photo - what do you think? 

I would like to enter this card in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - the theme is *Flowers* and the Inkspirational Challenge where the theme is to use at least 3 of these 4 elements Distressing, Flowers, Embossing, Pearls.  My elements are Flowers, Embossing paste and pearls (perfect pearls, pearlised paper and pearls).
ETA: entering the STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge.

Also just a reminder about the Mixed Media Card Challenge. The theme is *Wings* and there is an option to use *foil*. You have until 25 May to join in the fun. You can find more inspiration here and enter your card here.


  1. Gorgeous! I love the rich deep colour of the flowers and the gold-tinted glass beads.

  2. Gorgeous Jenny! Love the different layers you've applied to the card.

  3. Oh wow, I love the colors and textures, Jenny! The gold acrylics and glass beads appear to make the flowers glow!

  4. Gorgeous Jenny!! Those colours just jump off the screen, wow! Love the addition of the sequins and beads, brilliant! hugs :)

  5. Wow... what a stunning card! Those flowers look fantastic and the embossing paste with stencil is such a creative technique! I love the colors you chose and the over all design. This is one beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  6. I love that you kept a limited palette - it lets the techniques shine. Particularly love the stencilling on this fab card.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  7. Sorry - I meant a limited COLOUR palette...just in case you were wondering what I was on about!

  8. Such beautiful layers! Really love how my eye is drawn to the flower center. The glass beads and perfect pearls make a wonderful combination! Thanks for sharing you details. Jenny also thanks for the help in getting connected properly!

  9. Love that magenta color!! And the glass beads in the middle of the flowers are a perfect touch!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  10. Gorgeous card! I really like your background. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  11. Great project. Love the colors. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

  12. Beautiful card. Love the deep, rich colors! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  13. Beautiful! Love the vibrant colors. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  14. That purple... Be still my heart.