Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello, Mixed Media

Hi.  :)  I've been dipping my toe in the waters of mixed media, just a little at a time...as with this card here.  I slopped up this card below pretty good the day I made it:


The vintage book page was spritzed, wiped, inked, painted and heaven knows what else.  Not sure I'm loving it.  The taupe flowers were a gift from my friend, Sindhu, of Trapped In Craft.  I clustered many together to make one larger one, and surrounded them with Rose Leaf punch-outs.


I'm becoming a fan of Altenew, a stamp company that has really fresh ideas.  This sentiment is from Label Love.   I've got two Altenew sets filled with sentiments, but I've reserved an order for Vintage Roses.  Finally:  a two-step stamping set, in clear poly that helps build gorgeous flowers with lots of depth.  I have a few old sets from Stampin' Up! like this, but you need a Stamp-a-majig, and sometimes I'm not in the mood to fiddle with that.


Life has been incredibly busy for me this past month or so.  I've had my blog posts all lined up for a while now, and glad I did so, because I've had no free time at all to craft.  I'm aching to get back into my studio again.  I'm also sorely behind on visiting blogs!  Please know I think of you all - my blogging friends - often, and miss visiting to see what you've created.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and an equally wonderful week!  :)



Stamps: Label Love - Altenew Paper: vintage book page; kraft, Vintage Cream - PTI; patterns, Always Artichoke - SU Fibers: crochet lace Accessories & Tools: taupe paper roses - www.iamroses.com; pearl flourish - Want2Scrap; Rose Leaf punch, silver & white craft paints - Martha Stewart; Khaki ink spray - Tattered Angels

15 comments:

E.T. (Erum) said...

I love it!!! So gorgeous!

Shani Thomas said...

You may not be sure about it, but I am...love it. Great job, Colleen.

~amy~ said...

super pretty colleen!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the flowers, the pearls and the lace!!!!!!!

Lin said...

I love it, Colleen! Keep going!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous!! Loving all that glorious green - happy sigh... :) Great mixed media panel and love the clustered flowers and touch of lace and pearls to dress it up.

Bonnie said...

This is lovely, Colleen! I love the background and the gorgeous flower! The pearls and lace make it extra special! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Lisa said...

Your bit of toe dipping has paid off colleen, this is wonderful!! Sure love those little leaves you added to the cluster of flowers and of course your signature pearls!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Oooooooooh!!! Gorgeous!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous, Colleen! I love how the fish tail flags hang like ribbons, and those taupe flowers are soooooo pretty! I was checking out those Altenew Vintage Roses, too. So tempting. This is a busy time for everyone, and you with a new job. It's quite an adjustment. I hope you find some crafty time soon, but it's never enough when you're working. Heck, I've been trying to adjust for 30 years!

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous!!!

Stella said...

i am not able to catch up last week; I am so sorry. Life here is also busy and I am looking forward to next week when my planning is almost empty...Which means more time for cardmaking and being able to blog a bit more. I miss you and hope all is well with you and your family.
Your card is stunning; I love it!
XXX

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Charlene said...

So pretty Colleen!!!I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jessi Fogan said...

It's hard to get sloppy at first, but so much fun - and this is absolutely GORGEOUS! It's also hard to be away from creating for a long time - I hope things slow down for you soon, Colleen :)

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