Tuesday, 22 September 2015

And now for something completely different ...

Hello peeps, hope you are well.
A bit of a departure from my usual style today - I thought I'd have a go at a 'mixed media' card. 

For the background I started off with a paper from the 'Buff' paper pad by Prima/Julie Nutting. 
I went around the edges with Vintage Photo, Victorian Velvet and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks and then I dabbed some more ink through the 'Bubble' stencil by Clarity Stamp to create the dots.
Once it was dry, I stamped and embossed the floral stamp (from the 'Nature I' set by Indigo Blu) with Versamark & white embossing powder.
In the top right corner I spread some texture paste through the 'Butterfly Tree' stencil by Clarity Stamp (I'd masked off the tree part) and then sprinkled on fine white glitter. After leaving it overnight to dry I then splattered on a little bit of watered down paint around the edges of the card. 
To make the trio of toppers I cut squares of paper from the 'Butterfly' paper pad by Prima/Jodie Lee and edged them with DI before matting them onto some mesh. The butterflies (Papermania) are stamped and embossed onto acetate with Versamark/white embossing powder, then cut out. I folded the wings over and put PVA glue on the 'body' part to attach them to the paper squares.

The Happy Birthday (Stamps Away) was done with brown Stazon because it's stamped over the top of glossy embossing powder.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Sweet Stampin - Emboss it
Allsorts Challenge Blog  - Sparkle
Little Red Wagon - Try Something New (first time doing paint splats, also new paper pads)
We Love 2 Create - #19 Anything Mixed Media/Creative/Inky Goes
In The Pink - For a Friend
 Polka Doodles -Shabby Chic
Crafty Friends - #14 Starting with B
Scrap & Craft Inspiration - Butterflies
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room - #217 Freestyle
Crafting From The Heart - #78 Anything Goes
Craft your passion - #280 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage -#48 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - #4 Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes!
Crafting by designs - Anything Goes in September

Before I go, I wanted to share some fab news with you. 
I have been invited to appear as a Guest Designer for the next two challenges over at A Gem of a Challenge. I feel very honoured that they have chosen me (not to mention thrilled to bits). My first outing will be this Saturday 26th Sept, so watch this space!


sue k said...

Beautiful card, wonderful colors and accents. Congrats on your guest designer spot. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


Strangely Creative said...

Hi Kat! What a lovely card - it really is a mixed media triumph, I love the texture paste butterflies and huge congratulations on Guest designer - well done! Cxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card I love the soft colours you have used. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 21 Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous make Kat, love the design and beautiful details.

Donna x

Sue said...

Katrina, I am so pleased for you - such great news about Gem Of A Challenge - you will be fab! This card is a real work of art and I am totally in awe of your patience and ability with all those techniques. The card looks absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining the fun at In The Pink too!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous make, lovely shabby chic look to this mixed media project. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.
Lorraine DT

Brenda said...

Katrina, this is such a lovely mixed media card. I love the light airy feel created by the colors and the butterflies. Thank you so much for joining us at Little Red Wagon Challenge! Brenda

Judy V said...

Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage!

Sarah said...

This is wonderful Kat...so touchable!! xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Katrina. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful this looks amazing so beautiful love and hugs Carole x

brenda said...

A super creation and lovely soft colours, many thanks for joining our Sparkle week at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Anjie said...

Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Shabby Chic challenge at Polkadoodles
Anjie (DT)

Kat W said...

This is enchanting...a really delicate and pretty piece of art, and I absolutely love the soft colours and lovely butterflies :-)

Congrats on your guest DT spot...I look forward to seeing what you create!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous embossing, thank you for sharing with Sweet Stampin'. Hope you can join our next challenge too, sweetie.

Love and hugs

Claire said...

Beautiful stamping, love it! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
Claire xx

Claire said...

Back for another look at this gorgeous project! Thanks so much for joining our Shabby Chic challenge at Polkadoodles
Claire xx

Naz Smith said...

Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge.
Naz xx

ann van dijk said...

Wouw beautiful i love it, and thanks so much for playing along with us at CCC.
Hugs Anneke DT

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

This background you created is stunning! Gorgeous card! I'd love to know which glitter you used, it looks super fine and perfect for stencils! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

CornishKat said...

Thank you Annie :) The glitter I used is Glamour Dust by DecoArt x