Thursday 15 October 2015

Mixed Media Card Challenge - Orange & Black

Hello strangers! Well I'm back from my Italian sojourn and have lots of wonderful memories.  I can definitely recommend getting an apartment and living like the locals - next time I'll stay for longer and maybe it will be a villa!

Now on to my card. The theme this month at the Mixed Media Card Challenge is 'Orange & Black' - perfect for Fall and Halloween. The optional element is glitter.

I decided to use some of my new WPlus9 stamps - Autumn Leaves and a NBUS die for the black butterfly. The sentiment is also new - it's from Inspired by Stamping, an Australian company.
Now when you look at this, you might not think it is Mixed Media, but I've used dye ink, and Memento Luxe (orange) and the outlines have been embossed with metallic embossing powder. I've also added some splatter with the memento luxe ink and perfect pearls and added Wink of Stella to the butterflies.  So although it doesn't look very artsy, it still fits the criteria*.
I really love Memento Luxe ink, because it is thick and when it dries it feels like paint!
I have included shimmer as opposed to glitter, by adding the perfect pearls and Wink of Stellar.

You still have lots of time to join in the challenge - the deadline is 25 October. Click here to add your card to the gallery.

I'm also adding my card to the Fusion Card Challenge, inspired by the colours in the photo.


Straight up, a mixed media card is a card that is created using a variety of mediums.

For this card challenge blog*, it means using any of the following in addition to the usual stamps and inks:

  • Mediums that add texture. Some examples: fabric, stitching, embossing paste, texture gel, gel medium, modeling paste, gesso, textured paper, glitter, found objects
  • Mediums that give dimension. Some examples: die-cuts, chipboard, embossing powders, epoxy/thick stickers, embellishments, found objects
  • Mediums that allow you to use (and even combine) different techniques. Some examples: watercolor, pastels, alcohol inks, markers, chalks, acrylic paints, oils, crayons


  1. Love this classy and elegant card - I would love to see the shimmer IRL.

  2. "Next time" I'll join you!!! Love how the butterflies lift your card :)

  3. Welcome back! LOVE your orange and black combo, I just had to pin it!

  4. What a beautiful card! I would not have thought to use leaves with these colors, you totally went outside of the box and I love it!! I like how you offset your top panel, I will have to remember that :) Thank you so much for joining us over at the Fusion Card Challenge!!

  5. So beautiful, Jenny! Love this card with it's gorgeous leaves! An Italian sojourn sounds wonderful!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful vacation Jenny!! What beautiful foliage in the black/orange color mix - love the layered butterfly! Thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge! Julia xx

  7. love how you went with the colors but used florals and butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  8. You always know how to use mixed media in such cool and unique ways. This is super pretty, Jenny! Who knew black and orange could be so elegant?!

  9. Wow! This is so pretty! I love the pretty foliage and butterflies fluttering about!

  10. Beautiful mixed media projects. Your colours are gorgeous and the layout perfect x

  11. Beautiful use of the challenge photo! Love these leaves and the colors are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion Card Challenge.