Monday, June 23, 2014

Mixed Media Card for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

I'm so delighted to be guest designing for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Today is our second reveal. The challenge is to use mixed media on your projects. This was a perfect challenge for me and, I've created a textured, layered, inky, painty card.

Show us your inner mixed media diva! Use spray mists, inks, paints, modeling paste, embossing powder, pastels, chalk, and whatever messy media you can find! Let's dig into that hoard, pull out some of that "messy stuff," and use it up! There is a mess-maker hiding in all of you! Let her/him out to play!

The challenge sponsors are Stencil Girl and WorldWin Papers.

Mixed Media Card

Tips and Techniques
Everything on my card has been in my hoarded stash for at least a year, and some items quite longer than that. I enjoy tying triple loop bows from seam binding. This one, along with my flowers was brushed with mist and gesso.

I started with a plain white base, then added strips of a vintage book page and sheet music. I've mostly covered them, but you can see bits peeking through the layers. The gold you see here is a bit of a metallic doily layered atop the vintage papers. I've applied stenciling with Texture Effect over all. The chipboard frame is one I had painted for another project, then set it aside unused. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to finally use it. I've dry brushed it with white gesso to distress. 

At the bottom of the card you can see where I've applied a swirl of glossy accents then clear mini marbles and gold microbeads. 

I designed and cut this oval card shape from white cardstock rescued from a photo album page insert. I wanted the front to be a perfect oval, so cut a separate piece to decorate, then adhered it to my card base. 

I hope you've enjoyed this mixed media inspiration and will create a project to
link up at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog found HERE 
This challenge closes, Sunday, June 29th, midnight PT

Products Used
White Cardstock
Vintage Book Page
Vintage Sheet Music
Jute Twine
White Doily
Gold Doily
Sheetrock Mesh
Petaloo ~ Color Me Crazy - Canerbury Spray, White
Petaloo ~ Color Me Crazy - Trumpet Vine Spray, White
Petaloo ~ Color Me Crazy - Mini Pearl Daisies, White
Petaloo ~ Spring Darjeeling - Mini Daisies with Leaves
Petaloo ~ Darjeeling Petites
BBP Twisted Flowers
Pink Cherry Blossoms
Dusty Attic - Elegant Frames
Lumiere ~ Pearlescent Paint
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Mix'd Media Inx, Stormy
Liquitex~  Gesso
Martha Stewart ~ White Texture Effect
Golden ~ Soft Gel, Matte
Ranger ~ Glossy Accents
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine - Gold; Primrose
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist - Tuscan Sun, Cork, Tiger Lily
Beadies ~ Mini Marbles - Clear; Microbeads - Gold
Clearsnap ~ Embossing Powder - Clear
Pink Paislee ~ Christy Tomlinson Mask - Vintage Lace
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue
Martha Stewart ~ Mini Scoring Board
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Silhouette ~ Cameo

Thanks for stopping by today! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Your piece is just stunning. It has so much to see and from tip to tip it is a thing of beauty! Thanks for being a guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  2. This creation is just so lovely , you have put such an array of mixed media . This is truly an outstanding piece of work on a small base. I love it x

  3. I just love all the textures and the lovely vintage vibe!

  4. Oh my Tracey this is such a GORGeous creation!! I love love all the treasures you combined :)

  5. My goodness this looks amazing, such gorgeous texture.. love the bow too..

  6. Awesome texture...beyond beautiful.

  7. Tracey, this is just breathtaking! I love the way your base ended up resembling old stone....Wow! Thanks for being a guest designer for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #10.

  8. This is one of the most beautiful things I have seen! You are so creative! You sure get the most out of every product you use! Thank you so much for being one of our guest DT at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  9. Stunning card Tracey and love the texture and colouring! So beautiful, classic and elegant!


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