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3/04/2015

Mixed Media Challenge for March 2015 - Hint of Spring

Good afternoon and today's card was a result of the Mixed Media Challenge for March - Hints of Spring.

Lately I've been having some fun playing with the Brusho water crystals background. Was working on a St. Pat's card (scheduled for tomorrow) and had an extra background that I thought - with some effort - could fit the bill for this Mixed Media Challenge. So here 'tis:


- Brusho background (I like the colors too!) was stenciled over using some pearlized paste and TH Splatters stencil. Let this dry for a bit, then decided to add some Sparke n Sprinkle Aztec Gold glitter...it's pretty, but I sort of wished afterwards, that I'd left off the glitter. It was going Everywhere! So spritzed some Tattered Angels gold spray over the piece, which helped with the glitter staying put, -- but then the w/c paper looks buckled. Weighting the card down will probably help this problem, but it's buckled in the photo.

- Inkadinkadoo bird image was colored with Intense pencils, then blended with gamsol, and die cut with MFT stitched circle.

- Cottage Cutz sentiment created from a snippet of Brusho background (on tomorrow's card) and a 'wipe-up' piece of vellum. Tested vellum to see how it would work blotting up extra color from the wet brusho background. Didn't work very well as I see it, but used a snippet from the vellum to die cut a 2nd sentiment, which was glued over the green Brusho background. The green base made the vellum color show better. Think I'll add a pearl for the dot over the 'i'.

- Impression Obsession DIE055-N for the branch. Cut from white snippet, then colored with copic shades of green. The green branch has a more delicate spring green than the yellow greens in the Brusho background. This is the shade we're see on the daffodil and tulip stems that are poking their heads up in our yard.

Hope you like this one. It's definitely got several different 'mix media' going on! Along with being submitted to the Mixed Media Card Challenge - March Hints of Spring, it's going over to the Snippet Playground for week 166. Hope you have time to check out both of these fun places and perhaps play along with a fun card.

Thanks for joining me this afternoon. Our day was so-so with the sunshine & overcast, but temp was ok, but it feels damp. It's lovely to see some tiny green things beginning to poke through the earth again. Come again when you can. Big Hugs & hope you had a grand day.

34 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Mary, I love the bird and the background
Kevin xx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Mary!! The background looks amazing!! It's a work of art!! The bird is so sweet!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Liz said...

Love the background - what gorgeous colours. Cute little bird too. Lovely card! xx

Karen Petitt said...

Stunning! Love that background and I will have to try adding glitter like that - never thought to attempt it. I know what you mean though Mary - me and my dog sparkle for days if I've used glitter or glitter embossing powder - it's the only thing I have an issue with but I'm frugal and attempting to use it up. Karen xx

Maxine D said...

Mary this is gorgeous - love all the textures and colours you have going on it!
Blessings
Maxine

Patricia said...

Hello Mary,
I just LOVE the beautiful colours and design on your fantastic creation.
Have a great day

Patricia x

brenda said...

They are fun aren't they Mary and what I love about them you never know what you are going to end up with as no two are ever the same. I actually tried to re-create one I had made and rather liked, no chance.

The addition of the glitter paste is a nice touch and your whole card has echoes of warmer days which we ate looking forward to here in the UK.

B x

Sue said...

A lovely bright card Mary.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what great texture and colours on that stunning bg, Mary!!! The little bird is so sweet and I love the red berries!!! Lovely spring feeling to your card, Mary and beautiful as always!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant mixed media design, colours and everything I can spot here is stunning.xx...xxxx

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Donna Hanley said...

What a sweet mixed media card with such a pretty mix of colors. The bird is just beautiful. Have a good day.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary, this card is beautiful! I love that brusho background, I think the glitter is beautiful-but thought it was embossing powder, not glitter. So I can see why you wished you hadn't used it. I hate to use loose glitter too. lol Your bird is colored so pretty! I love the spring feel to this card, especially since it is snowing away here! Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

This is a beautiful card Mary, and the background is gorgeous, I think it has the look of lichen and moss and love the glittery bits too. The pretty bird makes the perfect main image and the colouring is lovely. x

Carol said...

Beautiful Mary...plenty of mixed media going on here...love it. Carol x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Loving your Brusho background girlfriend! Looks like you had fun making this project. Love the little bird image and the coloring. Oh please, spring, be around the corner!

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW! What a beautiful background and love the bird. SO very pretty Mary!
Sorry to be missing over here but have been flat on my back with back problems! Love your card and hope y'all aren't getting any of that cold weather.
Lynn

rachel said...

gorgeous background mary. really awesome. love that cute little birdie too. bug hugs rachel x

Bonnie said...

Lots of interest in this background, Mary! I love these colors too and the sweet little bird! We're having a rainy and much colder day. Expecting some Winter mix later. Hope that's the last of it!

Jean said...

I love the beautiful colours in your Brusho background Mary, the stencil paste and glitter add some lovely texture too.The fat little bird is cute, he looks as if he has been feasting on those luscious berries.
Jean x

Anita in France said...

What amazing texture and depth, Mary ... and such a sweet bird on his branch! Looks as though spring's arrived!! Anita :)

Redanne said...

This is such a beautiful mixed media creation Mary, I love the texture you created and the wonderful colours you made with your Brushos. Wonderful work Mary! Hugs, Anne xx

pam said...

Beautiful colored background Mary, think I should get some brusho crystals..
love the bird image!
Pam.

Donna said...

Love the mixed media look, Mary. The colors and design are wonderful. I follow you through email and joined your followers. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Carol L said...

You really do mixed media quite well, and it's something I don't have any interest in for some reason. The background looks amazing and that's such a pretty bird too! I hope spring hurries up, because we got dumped on with a substantial snowfall today :(

Wynn Walton said...

Just popping by to see how you're doing!! Love the background you've created.....looks like you had fun. Glad your weather seems to be improving. It's getting better here too thank goodness.....I don't do cold brrrr!! Hugs Wynn x

Di said...

Crumbs Mary - you really have cracked those Brushos BIG time! Beautiful background and such a lovely bird too. It's great to see you in the Playground again!

Hugs

Di xx

cuilliesocks said...

Ooooo Mary, so beautiful, gorgeous background and colours and a wondefully coloured image, love everything about it, have a great weekend, hugs Kate x

Loll said...

Wow, wow, wow!! :) LOVE that brushos background paired with the gold glitter --- AMAZING!! And your bird is so sweet. This is so inspiring ... I need to pull out my Brushos and try adding some glitter myself. Thank you!! And thanks for playing along at Mixed Media Card Challenge. xx

Pia S said...

I think the background looks beautiful and it matches the colors of the image so well too!

Sanna Lippert said...

fabulous card and gorgeous background!!! thanks for playing along with us this month!!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background and love the cute bird image -my minature daffodils are all in flower and snake head fritillary plants are almost up
Carol x

Kellie 0:) said...

Mary I love all the deliciousness going on with this card. Gorgeous colours in your background. TFS

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful!