Hello there, everyone! Another month, another new challenge!!! Did you have a good time with the February Mixed Media Card Challenge? I did! Now off to yet another fun and interesting challenge! This months challenge is all about TREES and as an optional element you should use BIRDS!
At first I thought it would be a hard one to do, but then I was going thru my stencil stash from The Crafter´s Workshop and there it was, the perfect tree stencil (well, it´s more of a tree trunk actually). I immediately got inspired to use it for this challenge. Here is how my card turned out:
Again I used a piece of white cardstock as a starting point. I first added a stamped border onto the left side of the card. Stamped with black Archival Ink by Ranger. Next I placed the tree trunk stencil onto the paper and using a palette knive applied Turquoise Iridescent Creative Medium by Imagine Crafts onto the paper. Because the background is white, the turquoise iridescent tone will only lightly show, so it is more a resist area in the end.
Next I added a layer Glimmer Mist onto the background. I used Sun Sisters, Kiwi and Tea Cup tones by Tattered Angels. I let the spray ink dry for a while, then I wiped with a damp cloth over the tree to remove the spray ink from those areas. Since the ink soaks into the paper a bit, the tree turns lightly “toned” in the process, which I a very cool effect, actually. Totally accidental, but I really like the 3-toned trunk image!
I however wanted the background to be much bolder, so I went and sprayed some Marmalede Glimmer Mist over the paper as a second spray ink layer. I only left the green area as it was. Now you could actually see the tree in there. Next I used a Finnabair sentiment stamp from the “Don´t forget to fly” cling stamp set and stamped onto a strip of white paper with black ink. Then I glued the sentiment on it´s place with Aleene´s Tacky Glue. I then added some Studio Calico wood veneer pieces – incl. birds – all over the tree. There is also some stamping on the background – the stamp is from the same set like the sentiment. Finally I added “artistical” leaves – created with green Glimmer Glaze droplets here and there next to the tree branches. Oh, and I also added some doodling around the edges. This is how the finished card looks like:
I hope you will find time to join in with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for this months fun challenge! See you there! Remember, you will need to create a card (the rules are at the right side bar on the MMCC blog). Now hop over to see what my design team colleagues created!!!
See you at MMCC,